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Ddr Vs. Ddr2


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#1 clashboard

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Posted 19 November 2005 - 11:14 AM

I just bought a laptop yesterday (toshiba M55-S325) that I was soooo excited about until my friend came over and said, oh no, your ram is ddr and not ddr2, how lame! he said ddr2 saves energy and is faster. I hate knowing my computer is obsolete. can I upgrade to ddr2? I currently have one slot with 512mb. there are two slots total and 2gb capacity. :thumbsup:

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#2 clashboard

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Posted 19 November 2005 - 11:16 AM

oh, and if someone could recommend a good brand and store/website for ram, that would be great! I've looked on crucial and newegg.

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Posted 19 November 2005 - 01:24 PM

DDR2 isn't faster than DDR, due to the higher latencies. There are low-latency DDR2 coming to the market, which probably will end up being faster, but DDR is in no way as lame as your friends seems to think. It does eat less energy which is good on a laptop, but upgrading would be a waste of money.
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Posted 19 November 2005 - 02:28 PM

This link shows the key differences.

(Remember they want to sell DDR2 to you.)

http://www.kingston.com/newtech/ddr2_advantages.asp

Unless you are a high-end gamer, you are not going to notice a difference.

I agree with Mr Alpha that it would be a waste of money.
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Posted 19 November 2005 - 04:11 PM

Thanks guys. I think I'll just buy more ddr memory. could you recommend a good brand and website?

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Posted 20 November 2005 - 08:16 PM

Personally I shop for my ram on eBay. Go to the Toshiba web site and look for the specs.
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