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DDR2 or DDR3

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#1 FIFAguru


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Posted 15 March 2012 - 02:19 AM

I have a gigabyte ga g41m motherboard that has combo RAM features. Its got two ddr2 ram slots that can support up to 8gb and two ddr3 slots that can take upto 4gb.
Some sites consider ddr3 to be less power consumption rams than ddr2 rams. But ddr3 is better in gaming as they say coz they provide greater bandwidth. Which one shall i go for ddr2 or ddr3?
In other words 8gb ddr2 or 4gb ddr3? I wanna make it future proof. Thanx a lot

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#2 killerx525


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Posted 15 March 2012 - 06:53 AM

Can you please provide the specific model of the motherboard as there a few models of the GA-G41M?

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 05:32 PM

DDR3 is currently easier to find at higher capacities, is more power efficient, and has higher bandwidth. With many dual RAM motherboards, you have to choose one or the other, not mixing and matching RAM types.



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