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post #21 of 30
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It does not. SLI motherboards are able to use any RAM.
Yeah... Are you saying that you also need a PSU thats SLI certified? Because you don't. Just check your motherboards RAM compat list and make sure that you don't get anything thats not on the list.
    
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post #22 of 30
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Originally Posted by pbpenguins412 View Post
It does not. SLI motherboards are able to use any RAM.
I'm running the SLI memory because I'm going to be buying another EVGA 8800GTS G92 sometime and I want to run a high memory overclock thus SLI certified memory allows me to do this.
    
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Q6600 SLACR L746B116 OC@3.6GHz EVGA 780i SLI P08 BIOS SLI EVGA 8800GTS G92's @ 775MHz/1944MHz/1936MHz 8 GIG OCZ Reaper 1066MHz @ 950MHz 
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Western Digital W03200AAKS 320 GIG Vista Ultimate 64 bit 19in. Acer Al1916W (upgrading to a 24" or 26") Logitech G15 with LCD Screen 
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Western Digital W03200AAKS 320 GIG Vista Ultimate 64 bit 19in. Acer Al1916W (upgrading to a 24" or 26") Logitech G15 with LCD Screen 
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post #23 of 30
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Originally Posted by Clinic View Post
Yeah... Are you saying that you also need a PSU thats SLI certified? Because you don't. Just check your motherboards RAM compat list and make sure that you don't get anything thats not on the list.
My OCZ 700 GameExtreme is SLI certified.
    
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Q6600 SLACR L746B116 OC@3.6GHz EVGA 780i SLI P08 BIOS SLI EVGA 8800GTS G92's @ 775MHz/1944MHz/1936MHz 8 GIG OCZ Reaper 1066MHz @ 950MHz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Western Digital W03200AAKS 320 GIG Vista Ultimate 64 bit 19in. Acer Al1916W (upgrading to a 24" or 26") Logitech G15 with LCD Screen 
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OCZ ProXStream 1000 Watt Cooler Master Cosmos S Wireless Logitech G7 Carbon Edition Icemat 2nd. Edition Glass Mousepad 
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Q6600 SLACR L746B116 OC@3.6GHz EVGA 780i SLI P08 BIOS SLI EVGA 8800GTS G92's @ 775MHz/1944MHz/1936MHz 8 GIG OCZ Reaper 1066MHz @ 950MHz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Western Digital W03200AAKS 320 GIG Vista Ultimate 64 bit 19in. Acer Al1916W (upgrading to a 24" or 26") Logitech G15 with LCD Screen 
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post #24 of 30
G.skill FTW as anyone knows

And SLI certified is a gimick

Just as "vista" certified motherboards dont' run vista any better than non vista certified ones.
post #25 of 30
Thread Starter 
I'm buying the OCZ Reaper 1066 2x2 gig memory. I have found that it is certified to run on the EVGA 780i motherboard and it is more than capable of overclocking to 1150+MHz.
    
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Q6600 SLACR L746B116 OC@3.6GHz EVGA 780i SLI P08 BIOS SLI EVGA 8800GTS G92's @ 775MHz/1944MHz/1936MHz 8 GIG OCZ Reaper 1066MHz @ 950MHz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Western Digital W03200AAKS 320 GIG Vista Ultimate 64 bit 19in. Acer Al1916W (upgrading to a 24" or 26") Logitech G15 with LCD Screen 
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OCZ ProXStream 1000 Watt Cooler Master Cosmos S Wireless Logitech G7 Carbon Edition Icemat 2nd. Edition Glass Mousepad 
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Q6600 SLACR L746B116 OC@3.6GHz EVGA 780i SLI P08 BIOS SLI EVGA 8800GTS G92's @ 775MHz/1944MHz/1936MHz 8 GIG OCZ Reaper 1066MHz @ 950MHz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Western Digital W03200AAKS 320 GIG Vista Ultimate 64 bit 19in. Acer Al1916W (upgrading to a 24" or 26") Logitech G15 with LCD Screen 
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post #26 of 30
SLI Certified and Crossfire Certified are only for market thingy they don't have anything special nothing more than the sticker on the side... and a few extra buck, if want a good OC memory get the Team Xtreem PC6400 guaranteed IC micron D9
post #27 of 30
Thread Starter 
Here is the ram that I'm going to be ordering:

http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Produc...035&ps=homain1

Find me a better price or something that I can overclock even further than this set and you'll get +1 rep for the help
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 SLACR L746B116 OC@3.6GHz EVGA 780i SLI P08 BIOS SLI EVGA 8800GTS G92's @ 775MHz/1944MHz/1936MHz 8 GIG OCZ Reaper 1066MHz @ 950MHz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Western Digital W03200AAKS 320 GIG Vista Ultimate 64 bit 19in. Acer Al1916W (upgrading to a 24" or 26") Logitech G15 with LCD Screen 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
OCZ ProXStream 1000 Watt Cooler Master Cosmos S Wireless Logitech G7 Carbon Edition Icemat 2nd. Edition Glass Mousepad 
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Q6600 SLACR L746B116 OC@3.6GHz EVGA 780i SLI P08 BIOS SLI EVGA 8800GTS G92's @ 775MHz/1944MHz/1936MHz 8 GIG OCZ Reaper 1066MHz @ 950MHz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Western Digital W03200AAKS 320 GIG Vista Ultimate 64 bit 19in. Acer Al1916W (upgrading to a 24" or 26") Logitech G15 with LCD Screen 
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OCZ ProXStream 1000 Watt Cooler Master Cosmos S Wireless Logitech G7 Carbon Edition Icemat 2nd. Edition Glass Mousepad 
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post #29 of 30
GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L + 2/4GB Crucial Ballistix, Corsair XMS2 or Mushkin Performance

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Crucial M4 Samsung Spinpoint F3 Lite-On DVD-RW SATA Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 
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post #30 of 30
Thread Starter 
So here is what my upgraded system is going to have:

EVGA 780i Motherboard
OCZ Reaper 2x2 gig DDR21066 kit
OCZ 700 Watt Game Extreme Power Supply
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 SLACR MALAY (1/17/08 Pack Date)
CPU Cooler: Thermaltake Big Typhoon VX
EVGA 8800GTS G92
X-FI Platinum Fatality Champion Series Sound Card
Western Digital 320 gig 7200rpm
3x80mm Case Fans
1x120mm Case Fan
SLOT COOLER (I forget what brand it is)
Case will be upgraded later
DVD +-RW drive is the same

I'm really curious to see what this upgraded system is capable of getting when benchmarked because of the 4 gigs of OCZ Reaper and the Q6600 SLACR
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 SLACR L746B116 OC@3.6GHz EVGA 780i SLI P08 BIOS SLI EVGA 8800GTS G92's @ 775MHz/1944MHz/1936MHz 8 GIG OCZ Reaper 1066MHz @ 950MHz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Western Digital W03200AAKS 320 GIG Vista Ultimate 64 bit 19in. Acer Al1916W (upgrading to a 24" or 26") Logitech G15 with LCD Screen 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
OCZ ProXStream 1000 Watt Cooler Master Cosmos S Wireless Logitech G7 Carbon Edition Icemat 2nd. Edition Glass Mousepad 
  hide details  
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 SLACR L746B116 OC@3.6GHz EVGA 780i SLI P08 BIOS SLI EVGA 8800GTS G92's @ 775MHz/1944MHz/1936MHz 8 GIG OCZ Reaper 1066MHz @ 950MHz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Western Digital W03200AAKS 320 GIG Vista Ultimate 64 bit 19in. Acer Al1916W (upgrading to a 24" or 26") Logitech G15 with LCD Screen 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
OCZ ProXStream 1000 Watt Cooler Master Cosmos S Wireless Logitech G7 Carbon Edition Icemat 2nd. Edition Glass Mousepad 
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