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Ok, so after reading all these horror storries with the P5N32-E SLI with 4GB of ram. I'm kind of scared to take the plunge and buy a 4GB kit. I was going to get http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227280

but now I'm wondering if my board even supports anything over 800MHZ. I'm also scared about it not booting with 4GB of ram, any advice?
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To be honest i have never had one problem with stabability with 4 gb of ram...but the over clock ability is nil. It really does need high end ram in order to perform well and even that sometimes fails. Ive used gskill ram and crucial ballistix and both ran fine with 4 gb, not really able to overclock them. If you have a 64 bit OS go for it I say.
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Will it work @ stock 1066mhz speeds? Or will it automatically go down to 800mhz with the 2x2 kit?
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post #4 of 12
Probably will have to try and set it manually. You would probably have to losen the timings as well. Do you plan on keeping the 1gb sticks in as well?

I just fried my 680i somehow...not really sure. Just put some new stuff in and wont post with the new or old stuff.

But my p5n32-e is just a huge problem. If you dont really think your gonna SLI then just move on. Instead of upgrading ram pick up a DFI lan party p35 bored from newegg for 80 shipped. It will solve almost all your problems. Lol IMO this bored is a just horrible and really i dont think ill ever use nvidia chipsets again.

Think of your future upgrades, if ddr3 seems far off id sell the 680i and get a p35 board.
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I'm doing that. I'm going to get a Maximus Formula, and get a 4870, and maybe another one soon. I'm just wondering if I can run @ 1066mhz or can I even boot with the ram? No, I'm selling my old ram, and Just using 2x2GB.
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post #6 of 12
i am one of the people with ram and p5n32e sli.

couldn't get 4 gigs to work many times, and finally did for 8 months.

after it was no post then rma.

i duno what your solution is; but i wish you luck.

750i ftw! beats the old one hands down
    
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post #7 of 12
Oh, alright well yeah most people can get the rated speed out of 8500 ram, I would say ive seen about 60% are succesful without bios needed to change speed but 30% have had to change their ram timings to get the stock speed.

I dont think you'll have a problem since your using a quality brand. Id say go for it as OCZ makes great ram.
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post #8 of 12
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Even if it didn't work with my current board wouldn't it work with a Maximus Formula?
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With out a doubt. Those maximus boards support ram timed to 1200.
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post #10 of 12
I'm sorry to re-open this. I am one of the guys who can't get 4gb of RAM to work. I went to frys and bought their recommendation that should work with the board. It would boot and stay on for about 10-20min and then bluescreen. I did nothing but put the RAM in, which I have done many of times. I even returned the RAM, but no luck. Do I need to update the bios for this board?
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