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Old 04-27-2009, 06:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 2gig of DDR2 vs. 2gig of DDR3

do 2 gigs of DDR2 run slower than 2 gigs of DDR3?

(run apps quicker and more smoothly)
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Default Re: 2gig of DDR2 vs. 2gig of DDR3

well it all depends on what speeds we are talking about. but most likely DDR3 would be faster.
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Default Re: 2gig of DDR2 vs. 2gig of DDR3

so unless you have really sh***y sticks of DDR3 RAM DDR3 should be faster?

I'm upgrading from 2gigs of DDR2 to 3gigs of DDR3 (not sure of speeds)
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Default Re: 2gig of DDR2 vs. 2gig of DDR3

DDR2 800 or 1066 vs anything under DDR3 1333 is considered faster. DDR3 1600 and up is faster then DDR2 speeds. If you are talking about terms in gaming with DDR2 vs DDR3 high end speeds like 1066 and 1600, DDR3 u will gain 2-4 fps more in gaming.
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Default Re: 2gig of DDR2 vs. 2gig of DDR3

well it also depends on the timings of the DDR3. cause at about 1333MHz with 7-7-7-20 then that would be as fast if not faster than DDR2 at 5-5-5-18. DDR3 also has better overclocking potential.
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well it also depends on the timings of the DDR3. cause at about 1333MHz with 7-7-7-20 then that would be as fast if not faster than DDR2 at 5-5-5-18. DDR3 also has better overclocking potential.
oo 7-7-7-20? Hmm yes i believe u are right. 8 timings is bland to me, and right now i cant find DDR3 1333 anymore on newegg. Look at the prices of DDR3 1600 drop for both 7 and 8 timings RAM! I might actually upgrade to AM3 perhaps sooner then i thought, but right now im DDR2.
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If you want fast DDR3 it needs to have a low CAS. Something like Cas 7 1800mhz. I'd probably recommend some Super Talent Micron D9GTR or D9JNL from ewiz.com

These should have no problem doing Cas 7
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I ran them before and they are really good sticks
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If you have a P45 board you might have alittle more trouble getting good timings but if you own a x38/x48 then you should have no problems
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