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Originally Posted by The4thHorsemen
Cool, I ended up going with the G.Skill Ripjaw X 1600 that I linked to in an earlier post, it should be here in a few days. When installing RAM do I just pull the old ones out and plug the new ones in? No special tricks?

And since the Gigabyte website says this motherboard has "Support for DDR3 2200/1333/1066/800 MHz" I'm assuming the motherboard will automatically run it at 1333, but I should be able to change it to 1600 in the BIOS right? If that happens will I also have to change the timings?

Yeah you'll be fine. Also you could have done better with the RAM timings, but youll be fine. I am running 1600mhz with a timing of 7

And yes it is just plug and play. You might have to fiddle with the bios a little but it won't be too difficult.

Originally Posted by Gaz_m2k5
I tried crossfire recently. It was a bad idea, and I'm not having to sell the 2nd GPU that I just bought on ebay.

My problem was that there is only 1 PCI slot between the two PCI-E slots on my motherboard. That meant the first card was completely blocked by the new card, and temps went from about 38C/60C to 55C/100C. Super loud and not viable.

I think these days graphics cards tend to have 2 PCI slots between PCI-E slots, to give them a bit of breathing room, but the extra volume and heat from two cards did not seem worth it at all. I like a quiet rig.

In the future I would sell my GPU and upgarde, rather than getting a 2nd card.

This is with AMD MSI 7870 by the way.

Well don't call Crossfire or SLI bad because you have a crappy set up Poor planning on your part. You might benefit from a single new GPU, but most people have enough space and air flow in their case to account for that type of heating. Besides, side air intake fans are awesome for some targeted spot cooling on GPU's.
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