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Old 01-08-2005, 07:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default DDR or DDR2

I'm building an Intel platform and am considering what memory to get. Should I get DDR or DDR2?

DDR is available in speeds between 200-566.
DDR2 is available between 400-667, but with bad timings.

Upgradability isn't an issue because, for future Intel processors based on 1066 FSB, I could just get DDR533 if you guys recommend standard DDR memory.

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Old 01-08-2005, 07:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Well, high performance RAM such as this:


blatently come advertised as DDR400 or DDR533 with looser timings of course. They say 3-4-4-8 for DDR533 but I've seen a lot of benchmarks and reviews with it hitting that with like 2.5-3-3-8 timings. Could be something to look into, but I really don't know enough about DDR2 and the future of it quite yet.

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I was thinking of something more on the lines of this. My main concern with this computer is cost. If I choose DDR2, then I have to get a DDR2 motherboard and a quality one like my Duramax will come at atleast $167 and then I'll need to add $125 for the cheapest DDR2.

DDR won't limit my performance and upgradability. I mean that is as long as it is still made up till DDR566. Anyone else?
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WHy? I would think that DDR2 is better.
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If you get a mobo that supports DDR2, then you'll probably eventually get better performance out of it. Although the timings are bad now, I imagine they will improve (just like DDR).

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i agree cause ddr timings sucked when it first came out and i wanted to stay w/ my pc133! but yea im sure ddr2 will get better and then a ddr3 will come out or something w/ bad timings lol.

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