DDR3 Upgrade 5 replies

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AKA Daxs

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#1 9 years ago

Is it worth upgrading to DDR3 or not is there much performance boost over DDR2 or should i wait for the price drop in DDR3?


Gettin' hardware chilly

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#2 9 years ago

On AM2/3 there isn't really a noteworthy difference. In fact AM3 chips overclock better on DDR2.

Mr. Pedantic

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#3 9 years ago

If you don't have to, I don't really see why you should. It won't offer you that much of a boost in performance.

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#4 9 years ago

It doesn't really offer any boost performance, you only really need it if you have an i7 Mobo and an i7 CPU.

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#5 9 years ago

Adding to that, DDR3 only offers are noticeable difference over DDR2 when you use high-end kits.


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#6 9 years ago

You can always overclock your DDR2 and tweak the timings if you want to close the gap a little.