Re: newb needs help
No no.. the motherboards can support DDR500, just not DDR2. It will default to 500MHz, and the timings will be correct. In some cases, a new BIOS flash may be required, but that is no big deal, the RAM will still RUN. The timings will not change all the way up to 500MHz. If you have the money for REALLY GOOD PC4000 DDR500 like Crucial Ballistix, then go for it. The A8N SLi from ASUS will support that, but I wouldn't use that board, as its SLi is dual 8x PCIe instead of the dual 16x that the ABIT FATALITY and AN8 Deluxe are. Go with ABIT if you want to OC like crazy, ASUS nForce4 boards are nothing but trouble in my opinion, being that I have gone through 2 of them already and refuse to buy another one.