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#1 Booh-kitty

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 09:50 PM

I'm sure I don't have to tell anyone how many different types of RAM are out there.

I'm trying to make an informed decision regarding a MOBO purchase,so I need to understand more about what these numbers mean.

As I understand it, the numbers refer to speed that memory can be accessed/used (I think). So I'm assuming that DDR2 800 is faster than DDR2 400, right? What about DDR3?? I also see references to 'PC3 12800' and 'PC3 17000'.

Can someone tell me what all this means?

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 01:08 PM

May help, some links I keep in my "library" but Google provides a wealth of info on such:

DDR2 SDRAM - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DDR2_SDRAM

DDR2 vs DDR3, OEMPCworld.com - http://www.oempcworld.com/OEMPCworld-com/240pin.html

DDR2 vs DDR3 - http://www.neoseeker.com/Articles/Hardware/Reviews/ddr2_vs_ddr3/

HowStuffWorks How RAM Works - http://www.howstuffworks.com/ram.htm

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