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Okay so I'm using the RAM in my system specs but I suspect failure amongst the four sticks, I need new RAM and have been wanting to upgrade it for a while. I am not in a hurry to diagnose failure as this upgrade was inevitable so here is my question, my EVGA 780i Tri-SLI board will support 'DDR2 533/667/800/1200MHz SLI-Ready memory' but I'm not sure what to get. I use my computer for gaming 99% of the time and the other 1% would be internet/typical computer usage.

RAM does not have to be 8GB worth, but I would like to have eight again if at all possible with a budget of $50-100. I'm not looking to overclock or change timings on my RAM either so the best bang for you buck at stock speeds if what I'm looking for. Any help would be greatly appreciate!!!
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post #2 of 5
LOL! SLI Ready RAM!!! thats a bad as when they say a keyboard is Windows 7 Ready.. LOL

Any G.Skill ram will be fine
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post #3 of 5
Have you ran any memory test to check your memory? That would be the first place I would start - honestly if your content with your timings and overclock then an upgrade is going to be pointless. If one is failing then you should find out which one it is, and send it in for replacement as most memory has a lifetime warranty. If your board supported DDR3 that might be a worthwhile upgrade as it could be used in future rigs, but DDR2 is dead :-\\
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Yeah tell me about it, DDR2 prices though are pretty low right now which is why it's not to big of a deal to me. I really want to upgrade my rig to i7 but right now the money isn't there, maybe I'll just hold off for a few more months and wait on my tax return I'll look into those G.Skill though, I've heard LOTS about them. Slipped my mind earlier today, recovering from a migraine.
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post #5 of 5
i would go with the G.Skills ram... i have used a number of 1200MHz RAM gaming builds and i personally love them... you really shouldn't need anything more than more than 1066MHz RAM, but if you want that extra little bit i would get the 1200MHz... i have never used the low power G.skills, but the trident are amazing and OC like crazy (even though you said you wouldn't OC them)... just my personal opinion
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