Originally posted by Proximos
Which of the following RAM type is the best? DDR RAM, Dual Channel DDR, Overclocking DDR, or Oveclocking Dual Channel?
lol ok slow down
They are all teminologys.
DDR ram stands for Double Data rate. But then came along DDR2, the sucsessor of ddr.
DDR2 is mainly much higher bandwiths and speeds of course.
DDR is Used on almost all AMD CPU's. The new AM2 uses DDR2.
DD2, Is used on all 775 P4's and all the Intels. Im not sure about the older intels as Im not knowledgable about them as some of the others...
Now when they say Overclocking ram, they mean its capable of high speeds, so it can keep up with the CPU.
CPU FSB (290) X Multiplyier (10) =2.9 GHz wich is say is your max potential overclock.
Now if you ram only does 260 MHz then that means its not fast enough to catch up.
So you would then have to set aside the 1:1 Ratio and turn to your freind, the divider.
Now you can speed you ram with higher voltages. This is where Good OC ram comes in and not so good.
You can get some really good Mushkin ram that does 3.0 voltage :amazed: or, Where are you get cheap PC3200, Your lucky if you can get 220 MHz
But if you get some nice OCZ Platnium DDR500 that can do 260 270mhz and above.
In terms of performance there isnt a huge diffrence between high performance ram and cheap ram....as long as they supply the same amount of physical ram then they should seem the same. Some apps like Super PI, Fast ram helps and such.
I would get into timings and such but I think I got you covered
EDIT: Stick with dual channel