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Wow Interesting take a read :

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THE ORIGINAL DDR memory was specified at 266MHz throughput and ended up at 400MHz officialy, with vendors like OCZ or Corsair going up to 600MHz in selected parts. Now, the DDR2 official spec is frozen at 800MHz, but there are plenty of parts running at 1066MHz and above for 'enthusiasts'.
Now, in the famous press kit that Nvidia sent to the journalists on the Nforce 680i a month ago, for the first time, another new speed grade was mentioned - an 'upcoming version' of Corsair Dominator overclocker's memory, running at no less than PC9600, or DDR2-1200 throughput speed! And, there is even talk of extending the DDR2 spec to 1066MHz officially.

Realistically, you probably couldn't run that memory at this speed with anything less than 2.2 volts supply - far higher (and hotter) than the 1.8 volt specificiation of original DDR2 or the selected dies used on those DIMMs. In many cases, 2.3 volts are recommended, coming close to the old 2.5 volt DDR1 voltage levels. Are we going too far with DDR2, instead of early switching to the 1.5 volt DDR3 at the 1333MHz throughput?
rest here :http://www.theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=36045
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Nice link, lawls.
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Link fixed..System crashed as posting it lol.
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Duh... move to DDR3!
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Duh... move to DDR3!
DDR3 means a new board/ possibly socket. Stick it out with DDR2 as long as possible.
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DDR3 means a new board/ possibly socket. Stick it out with DDR2 as long as possible.
I'm still on 939... so a new board and socket isn't that much of a problem for me

Either way, K8L will be supporting DDR3, correct?

Mmmm... 2GB of dual channel DDR3 @ 1600... Yum.
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With 843-3242-456-48392 Timings...

Maybe I'm stuck in the past, but it makes me kind of sad to see RAM manufacuterers stop caring about timings. Sure, Intels aren't as affected by timings, but lower is still better.

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DDR lasted long enough. DDR2 still has alot of life still in it.
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With 843-3242-456-48392 Timings...

Maybe I'm stuck in the past, but it makes me kind of sad to see RAM manufacuterers stop caring about timings. Sure, Intels aren't as affected by timings, but lower is still better.

BH-5 FTW.
Wouldn't it be sweet if it was 1-1-1-1?
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Wouldn't it be sweet if it was 1-1-1-1?
That would be pretty sexy
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