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Old 03-12-2008, 08:56 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I want to do a 4x1Gb dual chanel configuration.
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well i cant run any higher than 800MHz on my striker xtreme, and i have the ultra chilltec cpu heatsink and it covers 2 of my dimm slots, so i cant get any ram that has a big *** heatsink on it.
I think you should get 2 x 2GB instead of 4 x 1GB. So you have two extra RAM slots for the future, should you ever need more than 4GB of RAM. Here's the kit I would recommend for 2 x 2GB:
Newegg.com - Crucial Ballistix 4GB(2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail

About your heatsink covering the RAM slots. Did you mean covering them, making them inaccessible? Or just hovering over? Well either way, I think 2 x 2GB is the way to go, because 4 x 1GB puts more stress on the memory controller, since all the slots are filled. Especially when overclocking.

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aren't there issues with having a Wolfdale and a 680i?
With the latest BIOS, the Wolfdale is supported. Unless you meant issues, as in overclocking it well.
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With the latest BIOS, the Wolfdale is supported. Unless you meant issues, as in overclocking it well.
I knew it would support it, but it wont OC it very well?
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I can't be 100% sure, as I've heard mixed reviews on it.
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woohoo, a new board. anyone wanna buy this one?
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