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Thread: Is it true that icore7 ddr3 isnt as good for gaming as ddr2?

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    Probationary PBP Member PBP New Member Rank 0 geena r's Avatar
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    Is it true that icore7 ddr3 isnt as good for gaming as ddr2?

    I was told this by a PC site where they let you configure your own and will help you. Something about the latency isn't as good on ddr3? It didn't sound right top me but who knows

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    Is it true that icore7 ddr3 isnt as good for gaming as ddr2?

    ...okay, yes, there are two issues with DDR3 memories. DDR3 has considerably higher latency, but faster MHZ speed. Another reason, DDR3 memory is so expensive, and yes, sometimes DDR3 memory can actually slow things down! thats why i stuck to DDR2 memory. ^^

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    Is it true that icore7 ddr3 isnt as good for gaming as ddr2?

    DDR3 has twice the band width as DDR2 so moves twice the info at the same time as DDR2...Latency is measured in millionths of seconds..so a latency of three means that the card recognizes the info in three millionths of a second...so if mine was a five and mine read it in five millionths of a second and our computers were side by side and we could clic at the exact same time...well you can obviously tell that mine would be way behind yours...but if you had DDR3 and I had DDR2...I might start off three or five millionths of a second faster..but you would catch up and pass me in about two or three milli seconds.But for games especially...you would want to have all the same brand and model # of Ram installed ...

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