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Old 01-15-2008, 04:01 PM   #11
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The reason prices on ddr2 dropped so much is due to the fact all manufactures way overloaded there inventorys,expecting microsoft vista to be a big hit,and it needs minimum of 2gig of ram,preferably 4gig. since all the new computers coming out are not using vista and xp is still system of choice,the ram makers got caught with double or triple the inventory they expected to sell,leaving lots of extra capacity.So the only way they sell more is to lower the price,it also cost less to make the more they make!But vista is the real reason we have such good buys available in DDR@ now!!JMHO but the truth Thanks>Marvin

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Old 01-15-2008, 04:31 PM   #12
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@ A True Folder: How much of a performance difference are you noticing with DDR3?
Real world, not much really, it is noticable that progs/apps respond faster but that's about it, games "appear" to be smoother but to be honest I doubt anyone but an enthusiast would notice.

Now, oc'd to 1333MHz the benchmarks give good figures, I posted a screenie of the ram at that speed with the cpu at 3.0GHz (iirc) over in my "How good is this" thread, I believe the latency was down to the low 50's (?) 54 maybe??

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