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Windows 7: Question about DDR2 vs DDR3

02 Feb 2011   #11
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

i actually with in specs of both ram voltages

so i think i will roll with the viper II the latency is much lower at 5-5-5- 15 and i don't have real cooling issues so i might be in business


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02 Feb 2011   #12
Zepher

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Night Hawk View Post
Those are great prices for 4gb dimms I'll say that. DDR2 prices have been dropping lately but those are still worth looking at. First see what voltage range as well as type your board will run at however.
DDR2 prices skyrocketed over the past 1.5 years.
1.5 years ago I purchased OCZ FATAL1TY 2x2GB DDR2 800 for $34
1 year ago I bought Kingston Hyper-X 2x2GB DDR2 1066 for $45

I personally would leave the ram you have alone. If you must buy ram, get a new board and go with DDR3, as DDR2 is going to get more and more expensive as it gets scarce.
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02 Feb 2011   #13
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zepher View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Night Hawk View Post
Those are great prices for 4gb dimms I'll say that. DDR2 prices have been dropping lately but those are still worth looking at. First see what voltage range as well as type your board will run at however.
DDR2 prices skyrocketed over the past 1.5 years.
1.5 years ago I purchased OCZ FATAL1TY 2x2GB DDR2 800 for $34
1 year ago I bought Kingston Hyper-X 2x2GB DDR2 1066 for $45

I personally would leave the ram you have alone. If you must buy ram, get a new board and go with DDR3, as DDR2 is going to get more and more expensive as it gets scarce.
Actually prices have come down somewhat on DDR2 when comparing the $135 seen for 4gb of DDR2 800 Hyper X memory run on the last build here to the present $80+orminus a few now seen. Newegg.com - Computer Hardware,Memory,Desktop Memory,Kingston HyperX,DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500),4GB (2 x 2GB)

Older memory doesn't actually get scarce it's simply some vendors will stop carrying it after a certain amount of time. Anyone need any PC100 SDram memory by chance? Simply run a search for it. Memory sold 10yrs. ago is still kept available since many businesses are still running old systems they maintain.

Now for boosting the present case with a second case already being considered the additional expensive for replacing the present memory is yours there. Once you get into a new second system with the new board and fasrer memory the present will likely end up collecting dust if not put to use.

Personally having just replaced the supply and board on the old case that quit I will simply be going to Vista for that one since 7 is the OS on the present. The drives will have to be wiped anyways where that will be used mainly as a spare. (and of course likely sit around and sit around collecting dust and.. .)
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02 Feb 2011   #14
Zepher

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Ya, that is the same memory I bought in May of 2009 for $45.
the only good thing about the memory going up in price is that I didn't lose any money when I sold it a couple of months ago.
I sold it for what I paid for it and got to use it for 18 months.
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02 Feb 2011   #15
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

That worked out well for you. With the recently new case here when first put together the memory requirement on the supported list is off from what the board's own manual indicated of running a 1.5v voltage.

As it turned out the first set of memory ordered was still put to use later on another new build used to upgrade a family member. In turn that person's old XP Pro case was used to help out a friend who saw the board go on his older XP case. Recycling always helps!
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03 Feb 2011   #16
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

If i do or when i decide to swap to a am3 only board i will just get a new case and rebuild with the newer stuff and put together basicly my original old system .

After that i think i could get at least 700 flat for the old rig if i get everything now only differnce this time around the vid card will be a hd5770 not my current hd6870
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03 Feb 2011   #17
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

That's what I do enough here. Start from ground up.

If I was building one now instead of late last May into June I would end up with a different board and cpu however. As for the cpu the Phenom II X4 970 Black edition 3.5ghz would have been given a serious look while some initial reviews on the 965 suggested it could clock over 6ghz and run stable if I planned any ocing.

The best thing to do at this time however is take your time while planning out a new case. You will want to jump on good buys when seen but not to simpy jumping on anything you won't be satisfied with later.
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