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Old 21st September, 2004, 11:48 PM
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(DDR 2) x 1gb or (DDR) x 4 gb ?

hi there people,

im going to upgrade my mother board to LGA 775 with PCI express 16x and im getting the Geforce 6800 Ultra and the cpu P4 3.4

my question is.... do you think it would be better to go for the board that has ddr 2 or just the ddr because i already have the RAM From my old computer, but if i was even to match the RAM i already have in DDR it would nearly cost me as much as 800 plus euros, but one gig in ddr 2 i would spend the money on,

which do you think to your knowledge would be better to get.....

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Old 22nd September, 2004, 12:04 AM
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Thats a tough call.

AFAIK the main advantage to DDR2 is the increased speed but it has major latency issues making it not that much better performing than DDR.

I am sure someone more knowledgible will better answer your question. But it might help them to know what kind of apps you use.

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Old 22nd September, 2004, 12:29 AM
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From my standpoint, the only justification for DDR2 is a way for memory makers to push everyone to a new platform so that they can make more money. The latencies are worse than with DDR (which are worse than SDRAM, which are worse than EDO DRAM, but that is a whole 'nuther deal).

In any case, I wouldn't buy DDR2 today, even if I though it were the greatest technology on the planet. Too expensive, yet. In a couple of years it will be reasonably priced and you'll probably be ready to upgrade again, anyway.
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Old 22nd September, 2004, 12:35 AM
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I was thinking the same thing Gizmo, just waiting for you or Adean to chime in.
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Old 22nd September, 2004, 12:40 AM
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thank you for your warm welcome Staz and your reply....

The Apps i would use would be Powerstrip, CPU Cool latest version ,Dreamweaver Products, 7zip compression tools, DC ++, and other P2P APPS Hex editors etc , MS Office products, eDimensional - 3D Glasses , Track IR , Voicebuddy 2.0 and (some video encoding products- i use these rarely ) Cubase SX 2.x with alot of Channels Being used at the one time, Nuendo, Garriton Personal Orch, Absynth and Audio Format convertors, Drum Machines, Diamond Bundle Plugins , Giga Cube, and many more in this Category.

i dont use CAD or anything in that description

But the Games i play would be Lock on modern Air combat, MS Flight SIM`s and other Commercial Aircraft and Tactical Flight SIMs, and maybe some Games like operation Flashpoint and Joint Operations T R etc.......

i hope that is enough info for ye, if ye want more then ask me....

thanks again....
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Old 22nd September, 2004, 02:25 AM
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Well i think the facts are there now...... I`ll Stick with my 4gb pc3200 and il buy a better 478 mother board with a 3.2 processor and i`ll get the AGP version of the the geforce 6800 ultra card and when the prices drop on the neaty stuff il then purchase...........

Thanks very much for the advice

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