March 15th, 2009, 09:49 PM #1
Adding ddr2 Memory to Nvidia 680i
I am looking to add a couple gigs of ram to my pc. Currently I have 2 x 1gig sticks of SLI ready ram 800mhz ddr2.
Is it possible to add 2 x 2 gig 1066mhz sticks?
Mobo: Nvidia 680i
March 15th, 2009, 09:53 PM #2
Yeah that's possible. It might default to 800Mhz, but you can change that in your BIOS.
One tip though, make sure you get lower voltage stuff, like 1.8v if possible. My 680i would kill of RAM if it used 2v or more.
March 15th, 2009, 09:57 PM #3
Solid. Thanks for the quick response.
Last edited by yohon125; March 15th, 2009 at 10:11 PM.
March 15th, 2009, 09:58 PM #4
March 15th, 2009, 10:12 PM #5
As far as the voltage, my current modules are 2.1v
OCZ Technology | Products | Memory | OCZ DDR2 PC2-6400 SLI-Ready Edition Dual Channel
What is the insight here? Obviously it will run warmer, but you think it may not last as long? Here is what I was considering: Newegg.com - OCZ Platinum Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory with Exclusive Bundle of OCZ XTC Fan - Desktop Memory
I am also considering going with more SLI ready memory. Though I still have a single GPU.
March 15th, 2009, 10:26 PM #6
Hmm, ok.. First off, "SLI ready memory" is nothing but a marketing gimmeck. SLI doesn't have any bearing on your RAM what so ever, so don't fall for that. (although I myself use SLI edition OCZ ram also, but it was a fanboy thing more the anything)
Now on my board, I had 3 sets of Crucial Ballastix that worked great for a couple months, but then for some reason it would just die. The last time I was getting sick of RMA'ing ram, so I went online and looked around. One of the guys I talk to on another forum is a mod over at EVGA's forum, and he told me lots of people had problems with 2v or greater RAM. He suggested I try some low voltage G.Skill stuff. I did try it, and that RAM carried me out for months until I finally sold off my board.
Maybe not all boards have the flaw, but I would consider it when looking for RAM at least. Or if nothing else get on XFX/EVGA's website, and verify that RAM is known to work in the board.
I just looked, and egg doesn't carry the stuff I used anymore.
March 16th, 2009, 05:34 PM #7
excellent. good insight. i happened to pick up sli ready ram the first time around simply for the deal. good to know it is not worth going out of my way for.
as for crucial... it may be likely the voltage was a factor. i work friend had 4 gigs of crucial that fried after a few months as well. different mobo. most ram seems to be 2v and as what i have has been good for 2 years now i am not letting is scare me away.
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