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RAM for the XFX/eVGA 780i Motherboard

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June 12, 2008 2:41:50 PM

I was wondering if anyone knows about the problems with using DDR2 1066 - 1200 RAM on the XFX/eVGA 780i motherboards.

Right now I plan on playing it safe and getting some nice DDR2 800 RAM, but I was wondering if anyone could recommend some 1066 - 1200 RAM that works with these motherboards.

Thanks.
June 12, 2008 4:14:13 PM

Thanks slicessoul. eVGA seems to only show 2x1gb RAM for their Motherboard/memory compatability list.

However, I did browse through their message boards and found that this RAM shoud work fine:CORSAIR DOMINATOR 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145197
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June 13, 2008 3:41:22 AM

Are the 780/790i boards really that finiky? I mean, when it gets to the point where you need to go based on a list of pretested memory, you've pretty much undermined the point of standards listed by the different specs of ddr etc. I'm hoping this is just a marketing ploy.
June 13, 2008 12:32:36 PM

To my understanding, as far as the 780i boards go, you're pretty much safe with any DDR2 800 RAM that you go with, but if you want to go higher than 800, these boards become very finiky, especially when using 4 DIMMs (4 x 8GB).
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