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GA-EP35-DS3L & G.skill Ddr2 800/1000/1066?

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A few people pointed out that I need new RAM that is faster than DDR2 533 to get my new rig working right. So I'm trying to figure out which one of these would be best. I'm looking at them all on newegg, and they are $83, $84, and $89 respectively, and ~200, ~370, and ~600 reviews 5-star average as well. Although none of the comments have my exact board mentioned.

Does anyone have any of these combos that work well? Or does anyone have a recommendation? Thanks.
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post #2 of 7
The 8500's (1066) might be a little faster than what you need, but go for them, that is a killer price for that kind of RAM! They were like $130 just like a week or so ago.
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Yeah, I was thinking about them quite a bit. I mean, the entire ideology behind my new rig is to future proof so I dont have to do any of this again for quite some time. I was just hoping to find someone who had this set up first, in case this particular speed of G.SKILL had an issue with it.
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post #4 of 7
I have the same processor, and same board for the most part, and my RAM is the G.Skill 800's and they work fine with for me. As long as your multi is at 9 and the FSB is kept at a reasonable level, the 800's will do fine, but you just can't beat the price of those 1066's, I still say go for them.
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post #5 of 7
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That reminds me. On my board, I have a Fine CPU option to increase the multiplier from 9.0 to 9.5. Should I be using that to get it up to 9.5, or is that unstable? It comes preset as on in the bios safety settings.
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post #6 of 7
The E8400 can only go to 9, I tried 9.5 and it doesn't work, once you boot into the OS you will see that it reset the multi down to 9.
Edited by Jacko87 - 6/26/08 at 12:54pm
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post #7 of 7
Not the exact same mobo but I have an E8400, 2x2GB of G,Skill DDR2 1000MHz and a GA-X38-DS4 and everything works just great, I don't think you should have any problems with any of those kits.
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