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Right i have some crappy crucial ddr2 ram at 667mhz atm...

what increase would i see if i swapped this for 2gb of ddr3 running at 1333mhz (also crucial)
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you might see an increase in speed, but it is really hard to tell, but with 2gb of ram you can't possibly be doing anything that intensive.

You should really look into getting at least 4gb of ram if you decide to upgrade. getting faster ram can't hurt.
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DDR3 isn't that much faster for gaming if that's what you're using it for.

But for actual programs/servers you'd see a larger difference between the 2.
    
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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.
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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.
You will notice more of a performance increase purely from the increase in ram, more then the speed of the ram.

If you are doing programming and photoshop then having more ram is a huge benefit.
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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... imo
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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.

C++ and Photoshop can run fine on 2GB, 4GB will give it some breathing room.

On the DDR2 front, try finding some used 1066MHz ram with decent timings, or just upgrade to a full fledged DDR3 based platform.
for future reference, you might want to do a tiny bit of research before you post and look dumber then you actually are.

*hint* look at his motherboard *hint*

Don't know about you, but I know that running programming software and photoshop style software hits ram very hard, so 2gb of ram just plain makes them slow, because the program has to page a ton of data, with more ram, it is able to put that data on the sticks rather then in page.
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C++ requires a 2mb compiler and less than 50kb of ram code. Basically, you use more resources just getting on the net.
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post #9 of 11
Nearly no increase in speed
667Mhz CL5 about = 1333Mhz CL9.
Invest when you have more money and invest in a better kit of memory.
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Thanks for all your comments guys, will see what I can grab.
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