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DDR2 and DDR3 are practically the same, except for the fact that DDR3 uses alot less voltage, or so I heard...
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Originally Posted by jonny1989 View Post
What is up with thows timings,one would think that it would be slower than DDR2 at that speed.Also $500 for 2 gigs i could get 4 for that price.Also do they even have motherboards that use this "crap" yet,I dont think so,so why are they selling it at all.

Uh, yea they do...

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...410&CatId=3355
    
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$599's not expensive for 9-9-9-27?????
Timing on RAM is like points on whose line is it anyway -- THEY JUST DONT MATTER! Timings dont matter near as much as frequency or bandwith rates..
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Timing on RAM is like points on whose line is it anyway -- THEY JUST DONT MATTER! Timings dont matter near as much as frequency or bandwith rates..
Very wrong statement. Timings matter quite a bit especially on DDR.
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Uh, yea they do...
Thanks for the link i didnt think that curent CPUs could use DDR3.
    
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From AnandTech:Link

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Two conditions would shift the recommendation to DDR3 instead. When DDR3 prices come close to DDR2 then buy DDR3 instead. More significantly, when DDR3 becomes available at higher speeds and/or faster timings then definitely choose DDR3 if you are looking for performance - even if the price is higher.

We asked many memory vendors when they thought price parity and fast DDR3 timings might be available. The more skeptical said not until late 2008, while the more optimistic felt it would happen by the end of 2007. Until either or both events happens there is no compelling reason to buy DDR3. However, there is no doubt at all that DDR3 is in your future as the top-performing memory you can buy. Some will also buy it because it is the future and they can likely carry their DDR3 supporting board a little further into the future.
    
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