The RAM I have is DDR2 yes, and the board takes DDR2. It’s just, you know how some boards can sometimes be picky about what RAM they want to accept. It’s 800mhz RAM, 4-4-4-12.
On the QVL (qualified vendors list) list for the RAM on this motherboard, at Asus’ site, they list Crucial Ballistix 800 1GB modules (I have 4) as being compatible, but they only mention the double-sided versions…I have the single-sided modules. So I hope they are still compatible.
I am going to put an E8500 in it, and presumably I’m looking for only around a 20-25% overclock. That is, if I can put the bus speed to 400Mhz, I’d have a 1600Mhz FSB, and the RAM would run at its rated 800Mhz, giving me the 1:1 ratio, and the CPU would be at 3.8Ghz. If I could push the bus speed to 420Mhz (1680 FSB, 840 RAM), that’d be really cool too cuz then I could get the CPU to 4Ghz even. But I wouldn’t want to go any higher than that. So I’m not trying to overclock the RAM at all, if I do only by 40Mhz, just so I can get 4Ghz out of the CPU. Basically I want a nice even ratio. I’m not interested in pushing the RAM until it kills itself just so the ratio can be all out of sync.