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For my next AMD rig I could either use socket AM2 or the slightly slower socket 939.<br />
So I go with 939 because it's much cheaper and AM2 is like 2% faster.<br />
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When checking on hardware for that, I noticed that it uses exactly the same<br />
memory as in my two year old socket A rig.<br />
DDR-400 RAM.<br />
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How can it be memory hasn't evolved in all that time?<br />
If I buy a new mainboard and CPU, I also want my memory to be faster.<br />
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I read somewhere that DDR2 is 30% faster than DDR.<br />
But that will first be fully used by AM3 socket CPUs.Will DDR2 be worth to pay more for AM2.
 

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Memory <i>has</i> progressed... but DDR2 wasn't widely enough adopted across the board for it to be implemented into sockey 939 chipset designs.<br />
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However, if you get RAM rated higher than DDR400, it will <u>definitely</u> work with a socket 939 board, allowing you some great OCs without a memory divider.<br />
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As for it being worth the extra cost for AM2 / DDR2.... that's purely up to your discretion (I'd say).
 
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