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Upgrading my Socket A fossil to the new age of Phenom

I recently bought OCZ SLI-Ready DDR2 but in the midst of the ordering proccess I stumbled upon the 790GX and figured it was the better choice over my original pick, the nForce 750a.

Now, the 790 is the ati chipset; My question is, will 'SLI-Ready' memory be just fine when running crossfire (My guess is yes, but if someone has experience it will save me from exploding something )

On a little offtopic note; Is the ATI scene much better now? I tried to boycott them when two of my cards got the ati2dvag.dll bsod problem (the second of which I'm still using now, requiring a cold boot for a 80% chance of success) but the 790 does seem nicer feature wise, and has support for Phenom FX, whereas the 750a doesn't, atleast not in the newegg description [or does it ] but I would really like an nVidia card. Suggestions?
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It will be fine.
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It will work fine. Just SLi ready memory can take advantage of EPP, which is pointless for any enthusiast who knows how to OC.
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post #4 of 5
It's fine

"Sli-ready memory" is just a branding thing. It doesn't really mean anything
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SLI/CrossFire-Ready anything is a sham since it doesn't work better or worse with either brand of chipset or GPU.
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