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Old 06-29-2006, 06:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default what is the diffrences between DDR and DDR2

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Old 06-29-2006, 09:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Basically DDR2 offers more bandwith, at a slower speed compared to DDR, which offers less bandwith but at a faster speed.

However with AMD's transition to Socket AM2 which only utilizes DDR2, and with Intel already being totally DDR2 based, DDR2 is the way of the future. Soon the DDR2 timings (or speed), will fall to the speeds of DDR (hopefully, or at least close!) and then DDR2 will have all advantages over DDR. So DDR2 is what you want.

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Old 06-29-2006, 10:28 PM   #3 (permalink)
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You kno wut i say..... F*** ddr2, skip to DDR3......

DDR2 has higher latencies but faster bandwidths (DDR goes up to 600mhz?..... normal 400Mhz, DDR2 anywhere from 533Mhz-1000mhz). DDR2's high latencies effect AM2 alot but effects Conroe very little (which adds a plus to conroe). As boarder said, DDR2 is wut you want since its pretty much "the new tech" for RAM at the moment..... till DDR3
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Old 06-29-2006, 10:38 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Give me some XDR and Il be happy....

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i would wait 'til ddr4 if you can...
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Basically DDR2 offers more bandwith, at a slower speed compared to DDR, which offers less bandwith but at a faster speed.
I don't understand how that makes any sense at all. Bandwidth = speed, and DDR2 is certainly on average faster than DDR1
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Originally posted by eleclipper
i would wait 'til ddr4 if you can...
I lol'd.
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Old 06-30-2006, 02:54 AM   #8 (permalink)
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in lay mans terns: DDR2 has higher frequencies but takes more cycles to actually respond to anything the pc asks (read/write). DDR offers lower frequencies but is far more responsive.

i would not say DDR2 is the way of the future at all. it is just how the market has turned out, pressure was put on AMD to switch to DDR2 so they did.

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