Originally Posted by bigvaL
That is very wrong. The connection most certainly DOES allow for a different overclock. There's a reason why DDR2 has more pins. The extra pins allow for a more stable connection to the motherboard. If the RAM is soldered directly to the board, I wouldn't be surprised if the performance was better. Every little connection in an electrical component degrades the signal. The power on modular power supplies has been under fire because the modular connection adds the same resistance of about 2.5 feet of wire. Same thing applies here.
I don't know if I'd buy it.. but only because the upgrade path is pretty much closed.
The reason DDR2 has more pins is for extra stablity? Wrong. Here's why...
1) DDR3 still has the same number of pins. Why didn't they increase pins since it is for stability?
2) Why didn't they design it with 300 pins or 400 pins? PCB manufactoring can easily do it.
The reason that DDR2 has more pins is becase the data bus required it. It has nothing to do with stability.
Every little connection increases resistence. Go research the resistence of 2.5ft of wire a bit further. It barely affects anything especially at low currents and voltages. Also, memory is digital. As long as the signal is above a certain threshold, it is either 0 or 1. The cause of memory overclocking failure is electromigration within the modules. This has nothing to do with the motherboard/memory PCB interface connection.