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IP35 Mobo/RAM compatible?

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May 3, 2008 2:13:20 AM

I downloaded the MoBo manual off the Abit website, but I didn't find ANY information regarding the compatibility of this MoBo with other computer hardware.

So I just bought this MoBo for about $76 (ABIT IP35 Off Limits Motherboard)

http://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews/ip35economy/

* Supports four unbuffered DIMM of 1.8 Volt DDR2 SDRAM
* Supports 1066/800/677/533 dual-channel DDR2 memory architecture

Does the "Supports four unbuffered DIMM of 1.8 Volt DDR2 SDRAM" mean that I should only put in RAM that is less than or equal to 1.8v DDR2 SDRAM?

and I was wondering if this RAM would be a good fit for the motherboard: Crucial Ballistix 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory (2.2v)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OR

CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) (1.9v)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



What does one look for when trying to find RAM that is compatible with a motherboard?
May 3, 2008 2:17:18 AM

They're fine. You should be able to up the ram voltage in bios manually.
May 3, 2008 2:23:27 AM

Thanks for the reply dagger.

In your opinion, which RAM manufacturer should I go with? Corsair is a great brand I hear. Dunno about Crucial though.

Oh yeah, can't forget Cas Latency. 4-4-4-12 is faster than 5-5-5-12?
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May 3, 2008 2:29:59 AM

BoxcarRichard said:
Thanks for the reply dagger.

In your opinion, which RAM manufacturer should I go with? Corsair is a great brand I hear. Dunno about Crucial though.

Oh yeah, can't forget Cas Latency. 4-4-4-12 is faster than 5-5-5-12?

I have no idea about brands. Wrong person to ask. And yes, smaller value is faster.
a b V Motherboard
May 3, 2008 11:57:05 AM

I've only used Crucial Ballistix DDR 400 but never had any issues with it quite the opposite in fact as it cured the BSOD's I was getting at the time, at the moment I'm running OCZ XTC Platinum Rev.2 5-5-5-15 on my Abit IP35 and other than requiring 2.0v to boot reliably it's been fine.
May 3, 2008 12:54:01 PM

I recommend either Crucial or Patriot.

Never had good experiences with Corsair ram myself. (except the Dominator series)

But i own an IP35 Pro and am running 4gb (4 x1 gb) Crucial/Patriot at 2.2v.
HOWEVER, overclocking wouldn't be very easy with this ram.
You could try updating the BIOS, but as it stands right now, i cant change my ram latency from CL5 to CL4. PC won't boot.
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May 3, 2008 5:55:57 PM

Crucial is a subdivision of Micron Technologies; if you heard of them then there should be no question with regards to their quality.

Corsair is good too, in fact I've been using Corsair exclusively in all my builds since 1998.
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