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post #1 of 11
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I have an msi board with 4gb of ddr2-800.

I upgraded my other rig, so I have a load of ddr3-2000 around.

If there a big enough performance gain from ddr3 to warrant moving from my
785 chipset board?
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Not 100% sure as i only ever had intel but i know phenoms get a higher performance the tighter the ram, so one would think ddr2 would be best due to its tighter timings. That being said there is a good performance increase from upping to the newer chipset like the 990's
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The overall performance will be greater. With a newer chipset and newer drivers complementing it.
    
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It will be slightly better, but dont expect that much of a difference.
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I got a 200 Mhz higher stable overclock when I switched to the Sabertooth
 
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I got the samething Schmuckley
post #7 of 11
Moving from DDR2 Makes almost no noticeable difference, especially since at 800 MHz your timings are about 5-5-5-18, at least my old ocz gold were. Main advantage is voltage is lower, less heat. 800 Mhz at 4-4-4-16 timings, if you could make it happen, would be equal to or better than 1600 9-9-9-24, i believe.
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post #8 of 11
Ram performance generally doesn't really effect anything. The real benefit would be going to an AM3+ board where you can run future CPU's.
    
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I recently read that there is a very small difference between the two speeds, for the money you will put into a ddr3 system your better off staying ddr2, and if anything you can OC your ddr2 ram if your that concerned about speed.

On that note I Ocd some 1333mhz OCZ gold ram to 2100 mhz for a few months on my last rig, so you should technically be able to get something out of your ram.
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post #10 of 11

A move might give you a higher overclock that is also more safe to maintain (take note of your VRM setup!) due to general improvements in newer chipsets and boards

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