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Noticable difference between DDR PC2100 and PC3200

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Fusen, 22 Feb 2004.

  1. Fusen

    Fusen New Member

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    specs =

    A64 3200+
    Radeon 9800XT
    768MB PC2100
    Win XP Corp
    Asus K8V Deluxe

    Will I notice a difference in games / general windows usage if I upgrade to 1gb of pc3200 ?
     
  2. Xtrm2Matt

    Xtrm2Matt New Member

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    Really depends on the make of the Ram. If you get say EBuyer "Extra Value" ram then you won't say a great difference, but a bit, but if you go for a high-end Corsair or Kingston then yes.
     
  3. RTT

    RTT #parp

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    Sure about that mate? Same frequency = same speed, surely? :)
    Feel free to shout at me if i'm wrong :thumb:

    Yes you'll see an increase, much much much more bandwidth to use!
     
  4. Xtrm2Matt

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    That's only going on from what i've been told so don't take my word for it :thumb:
     
  5. Fusen

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    and I'm guessing more bandwidth = faster responce times for games .. so I'll head over to dabs.com and place an order =]
     
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  7. Mace

    Mace Ohh, it stings.

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    The game will probably load much faster with dual channel pc3200 @ cas 2 latency, than the same amount of ram at pc2100 speed @ cas 2.5 or 3 latency... I think that is what Xtrm meant...

    You can buy some cheap pc3200 or some better pc3200, they will be a noticable difference in speeds.

    See... You can get this:
    Click Cheap pc3200 ram... with crappy timings
    Or this:
    CLICK Expensive pc3200 ram, with great timings.
     
  8. Tim S

    Tim S OG

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    When did DDR266 ever be the same as DDR400?

    Cmon man, get real! :rolleyes:

    Please don't confuse matters by talking codswallop, if you're unsure, read around before posting (google is great for this sort of thing) :thumb:
     

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