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mrlie3 June 18, 2007 08:56 PM

DDR3 anyone?
 
Has anyone bought DDR3 RAM yet? If so, please share your experience with them compare to DDR2 RAM! :D

zaqu June 18, 2007 10:30 PM

i thought they only had the motherboards out and not the the ram but if anyone does have it it i would also much appreciate input

Babrbarossa June 19, 2007 05:05 AM

DDR3 has looser timings and is more expensive, but the loose timings don't seem to be as detrimental as people thought- combined with the p35 chipset, and set to reasonably high frequencies, DDR3 seems to perform VERY well, even with looser timings. They are still expensive though, and with DDR2 so cheap, it's hard to justify the extra expense, especially when over the next couple of months, faster timings and lower pricing will become available.

Deathspawner June 23, 2007 02:28 PM

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Originally Posted by Babrbarossa (Post 12443)
They are still expensive though, and with DDR2 so cheap, it's hard to justify the extra expense

That sums things up perfectly. You can get a solid 2GB DDR2 kit for $150, or a sub-par DDR3 kit for $300 and not notice a single difference, real-world. Not worth it at this point in time unless you need to run 1:1 ratio with the upcoming 1333FSB processors.

vblanche July 17, 2007 08:59 AM

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Originally Posted by Deathspawner (Post 12858)
You can get a solid 2GB DDR2 kit for $150

What would you recommend? thanks :thumb:

3oh6 July 17, 2007 09:07 AM

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Originally Posted by vblanche (Post 14526)
What would you recommend? thanks :thumb:

without a doubt...

http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...L%20TECHNOLOGY

these have been yo-yo'ing up and down from $150~$190 so grab them when they are down. very solid kits with no surprises. HTH

Eldonko July 17, 2007 09:10 AM

I agree, and the pc8000 kits clock very well too. Killer binning for GMH.

vblanche July 17, 2007 11:18 AM

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Originally Posted by 3oh6 (Post 14529)
without a doubt...

http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...L%20TECHNOLOGY

these have been yo-yo'ing up and down from $150~$190 so grab them when they are down. very solid kits with no surprises. HTH

Done...:biggrin:


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