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Old 07-14-2007, 07:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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my mobo says it supports 1333FSB cpu's, but u have to manually adjust FSB for it to work...anytime something requires adjustments meaning that it's not fully compatible, and this is what i'm kinda worried about...i was planning on upgrading to a new quad core processor whether it be the q6600(which i know works with the p6n sli plat), or the newer quad cores (not sure if they work or not), and a video card...and i want to know if a made a mistake in buying the MSI P6N SLI Plat because of it's limited upgradability

on a side note, does g.skill make 4GB(2x2) HZ's? once the new service pack comes out i was gonna get vista 64bit and i hear that 2x2GB is better then 4x1GB
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my mobo says it supports 1333FSB cpu's, but u have to manually adjust FSB for it to work...anytime something requires adjustments meaning that it's not fully compatible, and this is what i'm kinda worried about...i was planning on upgrading to a new quad core processor whether it be the q6600(which i know works with the p6n sli plat), or the newer quad cores (not sure if they work or not), and a video card...and i want to know if a made a mistake in buying the MSI P6N SLI Plat because of it's limited upgradability

on a side note, does g.skill make 4GB(2x2) HZ's? once the new service pack comes out i was gonna get vista 64bit and i hear that 2x2GB is better then 4x1GB
ya... the p6n has no support for future quad-cores, u'll have to pick up a p35-ds3r if u want it, just 1gb x 2 as far as i've seen
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they only have the BQ, PQ, and MQ models in 2 x 2 gb
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Yeh the HZs only come in 2x1 GB. Still, unless you plan to get 8GB in the future its fine, works for me!
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so im stuck with 2GB of g.skill and a q6600 huh?
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so im stuck with 2GB of g.skill and a q6600 huh?
Um, what do mean? The difference between 2x2gb and 4x1gb is pretty minimal i think. You will max out your slots, but unless u pland to get 8gbs of ram in the near future it doesn matter....
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yeah ur fine man 2 time 2 or 4 times 1 is both dual channel so its all good
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now it says it supports 1333FSB processors...i guess thats with new bios version
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will upgrading my bios and raid drivers set me back to default settings for everything? meaning i have to install my raid drivers and everything else all over again?
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