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Old 06-08-2006, 11:16 AM   #1 (permalink)
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OK, I get paid next Friday, and im gonna get 2GB (2x1gb) of ram. My mobo has 2 ddr slots and 2 ddr2 slots. Which is faster?

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Old 06-08-2006, 11:30 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I believe DDR2 is technically "faster" but suffers from higher latency so the effect is almost mitigated. I'd so go with the DDR2 though, since that's the way the future is going.

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Old 06-08-2006, 11:39 AM   #3 (permalink)
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here's the lowest-timing DDR2-800 memory you can get:

Timings still are not great but they are getting there. Very expensive though.
so, umm, err yeah
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Old 06-08-2006, 11:40 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I would go with DDR2 as well since that's what AMD and Intel are using now.
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Old 06-08-2006, 11:42 AM   #5 (permalink)
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DDR2 is more of less the same as DDR, acutally. No huge performance differences from what I hear.
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