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I plan on buying the EVGA 780i motherboard with this ram:
G.SKILL F2-8500CL5D-4GBPK PC2-8500 4GB 2X2GB DDR2-1066 CL5-5-5-15

First im just wondering if its compatible/overclockable and if anyone else has any other 4gb kits that they would recommend.
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For the price, I would recommend the 2x2Gb G.Skill DDR2 1000 for $100 or 2x2 Gb Ballistix DDR2 800 for $110

They both run at DDR2 1000, but the Ballistix IMO run a little better with tighter timings then the G.Skill.

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"Memory Support DDR2 533/667/800/1200MHz SLI-Ready memory "

Does that mean that my motherboard wont work with the DDR2-1000's? Or will it just downclock them to 800 or what?
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no, DDR 1000 is just overclocked DDR 800 ( by the factory so they can gurantee it runs at what it suppose to run at) ^_^
    
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post #5 of 12
It should run them perfectly fine at 1000 speed. The motherboard compatibility listings don't include every possible speed in increments of 1 between 533 and 1200. They basically just mean anywhere between there works.
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When i go to add the Crucial Ballistix 4GB kit, the Tracer one is available for $5. Is it worth it?
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Originally Posted by Decivox View Post
When i go to add the Crucial Ballistix 4GB kit, the Tracer one is available for $5. Is it worth it?
They are the same, just with LED lights. so it is up to you!
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post #8 of 12
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When i go to add the Crucial Ballistix 4GB kit, the Tracer one is available for $5. Is it worth it?
The LEDs are so worth it
    
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post #9 of 12
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They are the same, just with LED lights. so it is up to you!
Alright! Thanks alot for the help! +rep
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post #10 of 12
LEDs are cool and all, but after a while they might get annoying, and I don't know if you can turn off the ones on the tracers.
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