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MSI NF980-G65 + OCZ Obsidian 4GB?

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November 5, 2009 1:24:46 PM

Hey there, I'm in need for some quick assistance!
I'm thinking of getting this motherboard:

MSI NF980-G65 AM3 NVIDIA nForce 980a SLI HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard

with:

OCZ Obsidian 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model OCZ3OB1600LV4GK

Hoping to run it @ 1600 with 9-9-9-24 timings.
Would anyone have an idea whether these two will work good? Or at least without any problems? Here is the link to the motherboard. Thanks for any input. There's currently a good 10% off for any Canadian purchase at newegg.ca so I thought it would snatch this RAM since it also has a $20 MIR.

Thanks a lot!
November 5, 2009 9:12:03 PM

Humm.. How about anyone who has the board, what kind of memory do you have?
Any suggestions or concerns? Does it work well, is the board difficult?
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November 5, 2009 11:38:00 PM

msi says that it should be 1.5v ram ocz is 1.65 i read some where someone put this ram in this board and it would not run at rated speed
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November 6, 2009 3:30:11 AM

Damn.. Not good.
Anyone have any insight about this board or the ram? I heard something about the higher voltage problems, but people with other OCZ memory said they had no problems, but the only difference was that the other stick was "AMD certified". What does that even mean?
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November 6, 2009 3:42:52 AM

as far as this board my should get here monday so havent messed with it yet but from what i have reserched its an ok board might have so flaws but i think all boards do. i know if you know what your doing you can get alot of different memory to work on it but to be safe just make sure voltage is 1.5 . as far as amd certified just means that they have tested it for amd chips and is compatible .
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November 6, 2009 4:28:06 AM

Alright cool. What kind of memory do you plan on installing on it?
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November 6, 2009 10:52:56 AM

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL i read that someone put this in and ran fine but can only use two dims board dont like all four filled....but i just read that dont know for sure
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November 6, 2009 5:55:09 PM

On newegg right? Because I saw someone who was OCing ram at 1.8v..
I checked for the other ram that someone had and it was OCZ but AMD certified.
Not sure if they are just ripping people for the 'AMD' tag.
Any insight on this situation?
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November 6, 2009 10:45:53 PM

havent seen any ram that a cpu didnt like its usually the board
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November 7, 2009 3:18:18 AM

Aye good call.
So would you kindly let me know how your tests go with the ram? Mean while I'll check out other ram options but should your set up give wondrous results I might as well go for the same.
Thanks for your replies!!
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November 10, 2009 1:03:15 AM

alanhalls said:
havent seen any ram that a cpu didnt like its usually the board

Any info on the mobo? Thanks!
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November 10, 2009 1:15:11 AM

came today should get the memory some time this week
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November 10, 2009 2:41:13 AM

Alright cool, keep me updated!
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November 12, 2009 3:04:03 AM

ok got memory today and spent all day installing everything...i wc so it takes that long....heres what went on started right up but ran memory at 1333 instead of 1600 so right off ill tell you that to start up things you have to have rated memory im now trying to clock it to speed but twice when i went into bios and changed it the board wouldnt boot so for right now i think i might be rma the board because sata 5&6 dont work at least havent tryed anything in that problem.
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November 12, 2009 2:41:43 PM

Hmm. How much did you try to clock it?
Is the bios easy enough to navigate? Anything special about it?
Bottom line, should I get it if I'm thinking for some dual SLI + DDR3 RAM (yours) and an AMD Phenom II 965?
Thanks.
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November 12, 2009 4:05:01 PM

ok im runing at 3.6 on the cpu real easy. bios is ok to navigate lots of features. its almost a toss up between this and going with an intel 920 with sli...cost more. the board is good but still cant get 5&6 sata to work, think ill keep and not rma dont need that many anyway. to rma would kill the cost and then i should have went with the intel. oh ya when i turned up memory to 1600 timing was at 2t(cr) so keeping it at 1333 is just as fast and memory runs real cool. well i hope this helps
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November 12, 2009 10:01:21 PM

Alright thanks a lot I'll be getting this board sometime soon.
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November 14, 2009 4:44:02 PM

Russian1337 said:
Hmm. How much did you try to clock it?
Is the bios easy enough to navigate? Anything special about it?
Bottom line, should I get it if I'm thinking for some dual SLI + DDR3 RAM (yours) and an AMD Phenom II 965?
Thanks.



If you're looking to buy a budget system, go with the 955. The 965 is the same exact cpu as the 955 but it's factory clocked at 3.4Ghz instead of 3.2Ghz. But if money is not really an issue, just stick with the 965.
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November 15, 2009 6:27:32 AM

thecoolermaster said:
If you're looking to buy a budget system, go with the 955. The 965 is the same exact cpu as the 955 but it's factory clocked at 3.4Ghz instead of 3.2Ghz. But if money is not really an issue, just stick with the 965.

Funny thing is, is that I work for a company which sells pc hardware, and on the manufacturers website, both chips are priced the same (since I get them at stock price!).. Haha, so I'll just get the 125W version for the same price as the chip before it!
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January 1, 2011 1:05:11 AM

Hey Russian1337, I have the same exact board, and I'm running a set of Corsair DDR3 2x2gb 1600 running at 2000mhz and timing are at 9-9-9-24 So if you get those Memory. You should be find..
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January 1, 2011 1:07:49 AM

alanhalls said:
ok got memory today and spent all day installing everything...i wc so it takes that long....heres what went on started right up but ran memory at 1333 instead of 1600 so right off ill tell you that to start up things you have to have rated memory im now trying to clock it to speed but twice when i went into bios and changed it the board wouldnt boot so for right now i think i might be rma the board because sata 5&6 dont work at least havent tryed anything in that problem.



I heard that SATA 5&6 are for Raid configuration only.. I'm not sure if its true or not. Give your Motherboard manufacture a call to make sure.
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