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Poll Results: What Should I Do?

Poll expired: Jul 9, 2007  
  • 28% (10)
    Get: Conroe, DDR2, and P35
  • 62% (22)
    Get: Penryn, DDR2/3, and X38
  • 8% (3)
    Get: Barcalonda... Haha, good one.
35 Total Votes  
post #11 of 33
I just bought the Pk5 Deluxe and it supports the Peryn. Do you really want to wait until Q1 '08 for a new rig? You can get a Conroe and sell it when the time comes. That's what I'm doing.

woa woa you have a Pentium D and you're making fun of the Barcelona? JK
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post #12 of 33
Way to be a fanboy.

Wait for Barcelona and Penryn, and choose the best deal.
post #13 of 33
Thread Starter 
Pentium 4 and Pentium-D kick ass. With my 7800/7900GTX I run any game I want maxed out. The only way to bottleneck them is with $1,000 worth of Graphics Cards.

Namrac: I am a fanboy, so what? I haven't seen any specs for Barcalona just AMD saying "It'll be 50% faster than Kentsfield!" Where are they getting that from? Their are no reviews and no sources; unlike Penryn and X38.

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post #14 of 33
Pentium 4???? Dude that was a HORRIBLE CPU!
Produces
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Numbers
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Understanding (of)
Mathematics
XD I read that in someone's sig at Xtremesystems a few monts ago.
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post #15 of 33
It seems a lot of the newer boards will support both DDR2 and 3. Like they'll have slots for each type. That might be a good alternative if you can't decide on what RAM type to go with. And since DDR3 is so expensive, it might be a good idea. Choices, choices.
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post #16 of 33
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I don't like DDR3, though, lol. Who would want DDR3-1333 with 7-7-7-21 and such low voltages? I would like to see DDR3-1333 with 4-4-4-12 at 2.0+ voltage.

How many slots are their for Ram on these boards?

By the way, Netburst never dies.

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post #17 of 33
I don't know of a board that supports both DDR2 and 3. The P5K3 supports DDR3, and my board only supports DDR2. They even have the same NB, but I guess the slot have different nominal voltages in the BIOS or something. THey're both 240-pin SDRAM.
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post #18 of 33
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Originally Posted by Ninja_Boy View Post
I don't like DDR3, though, lol. Who would want DDR3-1333 with 7-7-7-21 and such low voltages? I would like to see DDR3-1333 with 4-4-4-12 at 2.0+ voltage.

How many slots are their for Ram on these boards?

NiNJa
That's the thing though, you'll probably never see DDR3 with those low timings. At least not anytime soon. Low volatage with higher speeds.

I remember reading about how DDR3 just won't need timings like that because of it's speed. Sorry i dont have a more technical answer but I'm sure someone else can fill in the gaps.

Some of the boards I saw had upwards of 8 RAM slots, 4 for DDR2, 4 for DDR3.
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post #19 of 33
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So, you are saying DDR3-1333 9-9-9-24 is faster than DDR2-800 4-4-4-12 just because of it's so fast that the latency doesn't make such a big difference? Also, how high can you push DDR3; past 1.7v?

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post #20 of 33
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So, you are saying DDR3-1333 9-9-9-24 is faster than DDR2-800 4-4-4-12 just because of it's so fast that the latency doesn't make such a big difference? Also, how high can you push DDR3; past 1.7v?

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I'm trying to find the article that explained it all. It's on OCN somewhere.
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