Originally Posted by brendanb581
Okay what about if i go from 2gb ddr2 to 4gb ddr3, would that be much of an increase?
I wont be gaming, just programs like photoshop ocassionally and C++ programming.
It is not about capacity, it is about speed and latencies. Lowest latencies and highest speeds are your target.
In real world use there isnt a big "feel" of an upgrade from DDR2 to DDR3 [least I didnt really notice much]. It's the entire platform upgrade that gives it that kick of speed
Also, you better have a DDR3 capable board, DDR2 and DDR3 are not interchangeable, their pin layout is different and will not line up with your current ram slots.
[which you do]
C++ and Photoshop can run fine on 2GB, 4GB will give it some breathing room.
[s]On the DDR2 front, try finding some used 1066MHz ram with decent timings, or just upgrade to a full fledged DDR3 based platform.[s]
Edit: @ thrash: I'm on my phone, so sorry I didn't research the board, though I did include "you better have a DDR3 capable board", that way I didn't offer improper advice....
Target a 1600 DDR3 kit CL8... imoEdited by Munkypoo7 - 1/17/11 at 5:24pm