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Old Jun 11, 2003, 02:13 PM
Lee2003 Lee2003 is offline
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Default DDR and SDRAM, The difference?

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I would like some info on DDR ram. The reason why is my current system is running games at very poor performance, so I want to make it better by either building a new system OR upgrading the current system, The only thing that is a puzzle to me here is the DDR Ram.

I focus on building a system with DDR RAM reason being is I've been told DDR runs twice as fast as SDRAM because the bus speeds are over 2100 where as SDRAM only goes up to 133. Shall I save the money and buy a new processor and more SDRAM or shall I buy a new board with DDR Ram and a faster processor combined. I can upgrade to a 2.4 Gig 266 FSB processor and add another 512 RAM for about 130. For 200 I can buy a new board that supports DDR Ram and has a 2.4 gig AMD Athlon processor plus 256 DDR 2100 DDR Ram. Is this thew better option? will I notice a performance increase in my games by upgrading my current system with SDRAM and NEW CPU OR by buying a new motherboard, CPU, and DDR ram?

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Old Jun 11, 2003, 02:18 PM
Zombie Breath Zombie Breath is offline
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yep - ddr ram is twice as fast.

SDRam is now obsolete. Avoid it at all costs (unless you're a cheapskate and still makes use of the ISA slot.)
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Old Jun 11, 2003, 04:57 PM
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doesn't make much sense, a 2.4ghz with pc2100??

U must mean, an amd 2400+ xp...with pc2100, now that sounds more better....but to hit 2.4 with pc2100, WOW, i've seen that, but overclockers thing

anyways, not many are using SD ram anymore (as for new computers) many are switching to DDR, even P4 systems are using DDR now instead of RIMM/RDRam...
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Old Jun 11, 2003, 05:21 PM
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This is what I am going to do.

Purchase a 2400 XP+ AMD Athlon, and stick it in my current MoBo, Until I buy a better board which wil be next pay day in 2 weeks lol. Will this work? can I use the new processor in my current board then swap it to a newer board later on then add DDR ram as I build a long. I am worried by doing this I will fry something and I don't want to aste any money, I am doing the purchase tonight from cclcomputers. If I get positive response.
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Old Jun 11, 2003, 05:27 PM
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ddr is faster but 2100 isnt the speed
ddr2100 runs at 266mhz
ddr2700 runs at 333mhz
ddr 3200 runs at 400mhz
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Old Jun 11, 2003, 07:00 PM
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After a (admittedly brief) poke about on the web I'm reasonably confident that your board will not support a 2400 XP chip.
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