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DDR2 1066 in 800?

Can I put DDR2 1066 RAM into a motherboard that specifies "1200 OC / 800"? Or does this just mean I should get 800 and I can overclock it up to 1200... or what? I'm thinkin I can put the 1066's in there because one the reviewers says he did... Sorry never built a computer before, still trying to figure this all out.
This is the motherboard http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813188013


Thanks

-Hendrik

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Yes...as long as you use RAM from the list below..

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BTDT

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You can put faster in but it won't use it. Some get miffed about that. Also be sure to not exceed the board's size limits per stick.

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Thanks

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Thank you very much for your prompt responses, both were very helpful. I was on the verge of buying a pair of g.skills that wernt listed on the evga supported-ram site >:-| Probably woulda caused a major headache im not in need of. At any rate, as I was saying, not new to computers but kinda new to buildin em from scratch. So heres bout what I came up with in my attempt to build a high-end multi-purpose pc on a mid-range budget. Please let me know your thoughts! Thanks

-Hendrik


NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard,
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600,
COOLER MASTER Hyper TX2 CPU Cooler,
G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400)
PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750 Quad,
EVGA 640-P2-N829-AR GeForce 8800GTS SSC 640MB (probably 2, sooner rather than later...),
Western digital HD,
LITE-ON 20X DVD

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More info

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GSkill probably would have worked but when a MB has been out as long as the 680i has and that memory, GSkill, is not listed...best to stick with something listed as compatible. GSKill is good RAM in fact I have 4GB of the PC1066 in a GigaByte MB.

Re the MB...I'd recommend looking for something with a newer chipset.
If I recall correctly at one time there were problems with the 680i and the Q6600. Maybe the 780i

Re the HDD...take a look at the WD6400AAKS...640GB

Re the PCP PSU....you'll like that !

VAPCMD

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why that mobo and that video card?

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the 680i line has been very problematic and has had data corruption issues. this 750i would be a better choice if SLI is a must: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813188026

the 8800gts/640mb has been obsolete since late last year. http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=3140&p=7
the 9600gt/512mb and the 8800gt/512mb are faster and cheaper ($130-$170). the 9800gtx/512mb is dropping to $200 in the next few days. and the radeon hd 4850 and hd 4870 are generally considered the best choices at $200 and $305.
http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=3341&p=13

if you won't be using dual cards, then a p45 based mobo would be a better choice than the 750i. if you want dual GPUs then drop in a 9800gx2.

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