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I was wondering, do I have to worry at all about buying ram for my computer, it was built in 2007, and I just wanna know would it be compatible with DDR3 ram? or would I have to buy DDR2? and how much better is DDR3 compared to DDR2?
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depends on your motherboard. whether or not you see a difference depends on the kind of stuff you do on your pc

edit: post your motherboard name and we can tell you if it's DDR2 or DDR3.

and why did you put this in the graphics card section? =P
Edited by tommy1993 - 2/4/11 at 6:42pm
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If your motherboard is DDR2, then buy DDR2, end of. DDR3 does offer a minor performance increase over DDR2, but it's not a game breaker, and it needs newer boards and in some cases, processors, to take advantage of it. Only at the top end of ram speeds does DDR3 really show a significant boost over DDR2.
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I couldn't find a RAM section, sorry xP and anyways, im on 32 bit windows 7 which can only read up to 3 gigs of ram, so the rest is for the graphics card and other things anyways xP and well the computer was built in 2007, I'm not sure of the motherboard name, but I don't even think DDR3 was around back then, and I mainly use (attempt to atleast) the computer for gaming, so I'm guessing I'll need DDR2.. Any one aware of any good deals around on the internet for 4gb of DDR2 ram? preferrably one stick of 4gigs instead of a pack of two sticks 2 gigs each because I'm not sure how many slots I have left
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i'd probably cheaper to build around ddr3. motherboards are better and cheaper.. memory is cheaper.
1 4gb stick of ddr2 costs too much right now.
    
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i'd probably cheaper to build around ddr3. motherboards are better and cheaper.. memory is cheaper.
1 4gb stick of ddr2 costs too much right now.
If i buy a new motherboard just to get ddr3 ram, I'd have to replace almost every other part in my computer d00d. no thanks. way more expensive than 60 bucks for 2 sticks of 2 gigs of ram ddr2.
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