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Windows 7: Worth upgrading? AM3 DDR3

18 Apr 2009   #1
Boomstick777

Windows 7 x64 Enterprise
 
 
Worth upgrading? AM3 DDR3

I currently have an phenom II 940, AM2 Motheboard limited to ht 1.0. 4GB DDR2 1066. Things is im an upgrade addict .

Would it be worth (in terms of performance/ power savings) to upgrade to a Phenom II 955 with AM3 Motherboard 790gx and DDR3 1333. Would there be any difference in performance?


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18 Apr 2009   #2
RST101

Windows 7 Ultimate x64.
 
 

Absolutely is my answer.
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18 Apr 2009   #3
Boomstick777

Windows 7 x64 Enterprise
 
 

lol sometimes I wish I wasn't into computers I have a girlfriend kids, work and a good social life so why can't I rid myself of this addiction arrrrgh lol. Why not cars or something else!.

Does anybody else here fell compelled to upgrade to new tech? I mean damn I upgrade some part of pc every couple of months! I need an AA meeting for nerds or something lol
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18 Apr 2009   #4
RST101

Windows 7 Ultimate x64.
 
 

Yes, my girl friend calls me the upgrader because I also like to keep up to date with software. It's good to be modern.
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24 Apr 2009   #5
Lebon14

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Um...
With AMD Phenom II? No.
With Intel Core i7? Yes.

As for why, the Phenom II, although being compatible with DDR3, doesn't have a real performance difference DDR3 and DDR2 (I saw a benchmark about it, on a French technology Website - LePoilu knows which one ).

As for Core i7, there is A BIG difference between DDR2 and DDR3 mainly because it is made to work with it which the Phenom II isn't really.
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24 Apr 2009   #6
Romulinx2

Win7 Ultimate x64 on Desktop / Win7 Ultimate x86 on laptop / Win7 x86 Starter on Netbook
 
 

Boomstick777

You wouldn't really notice the slight performance increase.
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24 Apr 2009   #7
black dog

7068 64 bit + XP Pro
 
 

It depends on what you use your computer for .

Chances are you are wasting your money. If you have heaps to spare, why not.
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24 Apr 2009   #8
ikilledkenny

Windows 7 Professional, Windows Longhorn 4074
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lebon14 View Post
Um...
With AMD Phenom II? No.
With Intel Core i7? Yes.

As for why, the Phenom II, although being compatible with DDR3, doesn't have a real performance difference DDR3 and DDR2 (I saw a benchmark about it, on a French technology Website - LePoilu knows which one ).

As for Core i7, there is A BIG difference between DDR2 and DDR3 mainly because it is made to work with it which the Phenom II isn't really.
If you're running a server, get Core i7. Intel's Nehalem arcitechure is based off of server arcitechures. If you're into gaming, go with AMD Phenom II. Besides, DDR3 is the next generation of RAM, and if you're the upgrade addict you claimed to be, then you should totally go for it.
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