Well, I was thinking about the Corsair Twin2x2048 C4 but I was wondering if there were any other cheaper alternatives. I heard that the Asus Crosshair have a lot ram compatibilty problems. I tried downloading the Qvl list from Asus but their site is being fixed at the moment and I'm ordering my stuff next week. So what I'm looking for is 2 gigs ram with low latencies that's compatible with the crosshair. Thanks for the help.
The recommended DIMM input voltage is 1.8V, the voltage is adjustable up to 3.45V but ASUS recommends no more than a 10% increase over the 1.8V base voltage which comes out to 1.98V or DIMM socket damage may occur.
I feel you could feed it 2.0V w/o problems...
For optimal performance and overclocking the speed of the RAM should match or be a multiple of the FSB..
I've got 2gig's (4x512) of Geil 1.8V 4 sale if you need to save some money.
I think the Crosshair is a great choice, I personally haven't bought mine yet (will be doing that Thanksgiving), butits an amazing board. Check out madshrimps or amdzone for reviews on how its the best am2 board right now. I suggest paying the extra $15 on the ram and getting the dominator series of the 6400 c4. What Cpu do you have? Because that will determine how high you will be able to take it up and how good your ram will have to be.
Uhh, I don't really need a board that has three pci express slots. I probably need more pci slots then pci express. I'm thinking about adding a tv tuner, probably a sound card. And my budget for the motherboard, is probably 250.
Well, I dunno if I want to overclock. I have no experience in this, but I'm willing to learn. I don't really know the benefits of overclocking besides a higher processing speed. The cpu that I'm planning on is the e6400. I dunno which ram to chose since I dunno what motherboard to buy, but I'm hoping guys can help me out.
Ok thanks. What's the difference p5w and the p5b? And from what I can tell, Asus motherboards are very picky with ram. I have downloaded the qvl list, but I doubt that's all the ram that's compatible with the motherboard.