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can anyone say anything about the sli approvement required EPP on RAM?<br>
PC7200 4-4-3-15 EPP RAM against PC6400 3-3-3-8 non-EPP? ... is 'EPP' just an nVidia money scam <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile">
 

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i believe the epp thing, just allows for the correct voltage/timings to be used on first boot instead of manually setting it.<br><br>
however they also are known to overclock extremely well <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile">
 

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so the cheaper 7200 EPP RAM with lower 'start' timings might actually be clocked to near or same performance as the pretty fast 6400's?<br>
All the EPP RAM I've looked at from the 'official list' at slizone are cl4 or 5 at stock.
 

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Are there in fact <i>any</i> advantages of the EPP RAM as such, besides rigorous stress-test insurance, what's the thing with "sli broadcast" for instance?<br>
How does GeiL GX22GB6400PDC 3-3-3-8, to eg. Corsair Dominator 6400C3DF 3-4-3-9(-2T??) .. the latter costs more, but if there some actual gain in that they are EPP? and may be clocked to the same CAS as the GeiL?<br>
In fact the PC2-8500 Dominator are cheaper (same as GeiL) than the PC2-6400, but 'SPD stocked' at 5-5-5-18(15 EPP) .. might be the reason right there <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Big Grin"> The 6400 also come with the neat fan though <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"><br>
Any suggestions/recomendations? GeiL GX22GB6400PDC vs. Dominator 6400C3DF
 

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EPP is just for enhanced performance but technically speaking, it does not offer any improvement over "real" peformance. EPP just sets the timings at the spec speeds. <br />
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As for overclocking, I had the Corsair EPP and they were not goot at all, I never broke the 1000mhz out of my 800mhz, they only got upto 900mhz, yet my 667mhz non-EPP were doing 884mhz. So, no more EPP for me.
 

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that was kinda cryptic <img src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" /> 1000 out of my 800? it was the 6400 dominator? though minimal 900 is still higher than 884, but as such it would be wiser to get the GeiL 3-3-3-8 instead?
 
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