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GregH October 20, 2009 12:31 PM

DDR2 or DDR3 board to go with my X2 550?
 
I'm in the process of buying parts for my new budget gaming machine (my Christmas present) and have decided on the X2 550 for the CPU.

For the motherboard I'm looking at the GA-MA770-UD3 (DDR2) & UD3P (DDR3) but can't decide which to go with.
The UD3P seems to have a decent track record at unlocking the extra cores in the 550.
I couldn't find much info on unlocking success with the UD3 version, but it is shipping with the 710 SB which is what's needed for the unlock.

RAM prices seem pretty similar at the moment, so I'm leaning towards the UD3P, although if I can find a decent price on a second hand set of 4gb of DDR2 (anyone?) I could end up going that way.

Am I going to notice much difference between the two when it comes to in-game performance?

Thanks in advance :canadianwave:

sswilson October 20, 2009 12:32 PM

I'm inclined to recommend going ddr3 ATM, that way you're not stuck with old tech 6 months from now.

bojangles October 20, 2009 01:14 PM

That AAAANNNNND DDR2 RAM prices are going up up and up.

DDR3 is the way to go.

Silvgearx October 20, 2009 02:32 PM

The DDR3 board is the only way to go for now.

the GA-MA770-UD3 (rev 2.00 (CAN UNLOCK CORES) with DDR2 is no where to be found in Canada as of now.

your best off with a MA770T

GregH October 20, 2009 03:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 5ILVgeARX (Post 274437)
the GA-MA770-UD3 (rev 2.00 (CAN UNLOCK CORES) with DDR2 is no where to be found in Canada as of now.

your best off with a MA770T

Respectfully disagree on this. Ordered one for my stepson from DirectCanada & it arrived today (looking at it right now) It is definitely the rev 2.

He can have the DDR2 board & I'll take the DDR3 board :biggrin:
Fingers crossed for core unlocks on both


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