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Old 12-09-2006, 12:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default So RAM speed doesn't matter if not OC'ing?

Hey guys,

I'm thinking of building a new C2D computer. If I do not plan to overclock, I know I can def. save some money in the mobo and memory department. True, right?

Also, my friend just built a C2D system with some DDR2 800 speed RAM. I read somewhere RAM is RAM, cheap or expensive they will perform the same as long as you don't overclock. Is this true also?


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Old 12-09-2006, 03:46 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Somewhat true; DDR2 800 RAM will only provide a 4% difference tops over DDR2 667 RAM (If you're not overclocking.), which isn't very noticeable in real world situations.


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Old 12-09-2006, 04:15 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Cheap RAM probably has higher failure rates than expensive RAM though.
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