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My OCZ RAM is complete crap so I need to upgrade...some points here:

1.) Money is no object

2.) I want 2GB to start with

3.) Do I really need 4GB unless I'm running Vista 64bit?

I was looking at the new DDR3 RAM and it claims its running at 1333 and the DDR2 "highest" that you can buy is 1200 so is 1333 really worth $400?

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post #2 of 23
well if you get drr3 you have to get a x38 board (not out yet) or a p35
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Was looking at getting the P5K3 w/ P35
    
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i didnt know that
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Complete crap? It's not slow by any chance, any faster by speed will just give you unnecessary bandwidths, plus DDR3 still have very loose timings right now. If I were you I'd pick up a DDR2-1000 kit if you're that desperate.
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Not really desperate. Theres something wrong with my system and I cant really pinpoint it. I lag in certain games and not in others...

I downloaded Quake Wars beta and was getting lag here and there until I turned down shadows and whatnot. I just think its strange that I get any lag at all given the amount of money I spent on this system - or maybe its just the games I play.

Dark Messiah especially lags on me for some ungodly reason...

Dunno

Edit: Not to mention my score in 3dMark06 with a fresh install of XP and stock speeds is 9000.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Nechen View Post
Not really desperate. Theres something wrong with my system and I cant really pinpoint it. I lag in certain games and not in others...

I downloaded Quake Wars beta and was getting lag here and there until I turned down shadows and whatnot. I just think its strange that I get any lag at all given the amount of money I spent on this system - or maybe its just the games I play.

Dark Messiah especially lags on me for some ungodly reason...

Dunno

Edit: Not to mention my score in 3dMark06 with a fresh install of XP and stock speeds is 9000.
The lag is most likely driver issues. If it was your memory then you'd get stuffs like blue screens and random resets. The 3DMark06 score sounds normal if your CPU was at stock.
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post #8 of 23
If I were you I would wait till July 22nd then pick up a Q6600, don't bother upgrading ram just yet.
    
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post #9 of 23
if i were you.. i'd wait till DDR3 timmings get a little bit tighter..
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post #10 of 23
nahh the thing we must wait is not ddr3-1333 but 1600 and higher..
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