DDR2 = 8 meg maximum in 4 slots
DDR3 = 4 meg maximum in 2 slots
So is 4 meg of DDR3 better than 8 meg of DDR2? Should I start hunting a good source of DDR3 in the Philippines or just think about upping my current 4 gig (in 2 slots) to 8 gig (using all 4 slots) if the MoBo proves out?
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Hmmm... are these maximums based on your budget? or something else?
Cheap Ram Solution = 4 gig DDR2
Better Ram Solution = 4 gig DDR3 ???
Best Ram Solution = 8 gig DDR2 ???
The theory, and I must admit it is seems to be more theoretical every time I check my wallet, is that my system will have a 250 gig SSD for the Operating System, a 2 gig GTX 660 ti GPU, and running Windows 7 pro 64 bit. A 300 gig HDD will hold data. No sound card expected.
Edited by user Thursday, November 5, 2015 5:08:27 PM(UTC)
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Read this :P http://www.crucial.com/u...memory-ddr2-ddr3-compare May help xD
DDR3 is much better.... the problem is that the board must be old to take either. I would keep it as low cost as possible and save up
The newer stuff is always better, duh :P
When discussing my ancient system, increasing ram was one of the first suggestions. So more is better, newer is better but between more and newer .. ? But it is really a bit of moot point. This is the cheap side of the road, the far side of tracks. It will very likely be 4 gig of DDR2 because that will work and that is cheaper. But if I found some cheap DDR3 used and it tested good, I will pop for it.
The MoBo in question is older, but better than any I have currently which do not offer even a whiff of the DDR3. It is a GIGABYTE GA-P35C-DS3R CORE 2 DUO 2.66GHZ and may be seen HERE