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Old 11-16-2009, 12:59 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok here goes, I have a:

ASUS M2N-SLI Deluxe 570 chipset MB
AMD X2 5200+ Windsor
8gigs of PC2 5400
2 EVGA 8800 640mb vid cards in SLI
Win XP X64
800 Watt PSU

I currently have 8 gigs of PC2-5400 which runs at 667Mhz. (the sales guy insisted I get the 667Mhz instead of the 800Mhz memory, which I still dont understand why) I plan on getting some OCZ memory, either the EPP OCZ Technology | Products | Memory | OCZ DDR2 PC2-8500 SLI-Ready Edition Dual Channel

OR the Fatal1ty series...OCZ Technology | Products | Memory | OCZ DDR2 PC2-8500 Fatal1ty Edition Dual Channel

Sorry, I would have posted links to the memory, but wasnt allowed to. Ok what I need to know is which is better? My MoBo supports the EPP memory.

With that said, I am going to get the new AMD Phenom2 X4 9950 BE which will work in my mobo with a simple bios upgrade.
I read somewhere that I can run PC2-8500 (1066Mhz) memory in on my mobo, but it wont run at 1066Mhz unless I am using a quad core.(after the new bios which supports the X4)
My MBs manual says it supports up to 800Mhz memory, but it was printed before there was a X4 bios available, which I plan on getting once I recieve my Phenom2 9950 BE. So which memory is best, the EPP or the Fatality series, and once I have the 9950BE should I get the PC2-8500 memory? Any helpful info would be very much appreciated.
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