Re: What is the deal with RAM?
The deal with DDR2-900 and up, is for very serious overclockers. I don't find them necessary though, because a good set of DDR2-800 will easily get to those higher speeds. My DDR2-800 Ballistix, can easily go to DDR2-1200, and I only paid $70 for them. Where as the higher speed RAM, cost much more.
DDR3 is the successor to DDR2. It uses lower voltage at higher speeds than DDR2. But it's so much more expensive. Making them not worth, looking into....for now. Plus their timings are too loose. And when I say loose, I mean like 7-7-7 or 8-8-8...the lower the better.
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