So I have a few questions about SLI memory using and an SLI setup. I have an XFX 780i board, E8400@3.825,and two 8800GT's(512) at 720/960 core/mem. I am upgrading to 2X2GB of OCZ SLI ready memory because it's $9.99 after rebates. My only questions are what are the benefits of SLI ready memory.
What benefits do you see, from what I understand SLI ready memory is capable of being changed by the motherboard to optimize it in a SLI setup. It does this using EPP profiles. How will this affect my overclock and or performance and are there any downfalls of using SLI memory? Feel free to correct any misunderstandings in my synopsis of it.
I'm also using a 32bit XP so I only see 2.5GB due to my SLI setup.
All your assumptions are correct. Because Nvidia chipsets can run memory unlink, when using SLI EPP profile, your memory becomes unlinked, and auto tune to the specified speed and timings. This should still keep your CPU OC at it's current setting.
In reality, you can use just about any memory and fine tune the settings your self.