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#1 Mr.Ninja


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Posted 17 January 2012 - 02:22 PM

As the title states, exactly what is the difference between DDR2 and DDR3 RAM? Is DDR3 faster?
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Posted 17 January 2012 - 02:56 PM

Hi, it's me again!

I recently asked the same question when I was re-building my PC.

I upgraded from DDR2 to DDR3. Everything is indeed MUCH faster. I had to buy a new MOBO though. They are not usually compatible with both types of RAM.

For a more in depth answer, I read this article.

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 04:16 PM

More/same info:

DDR, DDR2 and DDR3 Memories Hardware Secrets - http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/167

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/


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