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Windows 7: 8 GB DDR2 vs. 4 GB DDR3

28 Apr 2011   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64
8 GB DDR2 vs. 4 GB DDR3

Hello all,
Think I know the answer to this...but I have the option of running my DELL using:

4 GB 1066 MHz Dual DDR3


8 GB 667 MHz Dual DDR2

I'm currently running the first.

My Windows Experience Index, for what it's worth, gives me a 5.9 in the RAM category (and the HD category) but 6.8 - 6.9 in the others (processor, graphics, gaming graphics).

Thanks in advance.

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28 Apr 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Hi sjcecran and welcome to SF! :)
Four words for you: stay where you are!
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28 Apr 2011   #3
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64

In addition to the above, it would be a cute trick to run DDR2 with an i5 processor as the memory controller only supports DDR3,

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29 Apr 2011   #4

Windows 7 Professional x64

Thanks guys!

@stormy - that makes my decision a whole lot easier. I had been running the DDR2 on a M6300 with the same OS...obviously a different processor.

Thanks again.
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 8 GB DDR2 vs. 4 GB DDR3

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