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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2005 1:46 pm    Post subject: DDR2 The Second Round Reply with quote

http://www.motherboards.org/reviews/hardware/1495_1.html
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2005 1:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The lowest latency I saw in there was 3-2-2-8, but surely that cant be considered low confused

Im looking for 2-x-x-x or 2.5-x-x-x
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2005 5:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

EmilyB wrote:
The lowest latency I saw in there was 3-2-2-8, but surely that cant be considered low confused

Im looking for 2-x-x-x or 2.5-x-x-x

CAS 3 is the lowest CAS latency for DDR2. if you can find me a motherboard that allows CAS 2 for DDR2, i'll buy it
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2005 6:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

poiuy223 wrote:
CAS 3 is the lowest CAS latency for DDR2. if you can find me a motherboard that allows CAS 2 for DDR2, i'll buy it


Precisely her gripe. She's saying she's unimpressed with DDR2.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2005 5:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sabrewings wrote:
poiuy223 wrote:
CAS 3 is the lowest CAS latency for DDR2. if you can find me a motherboard that allows CAS 2 for DDR2, i'll buy it


Precisely her gripe. She's saying she's unimpressed with DDR2.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2005 11:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well you obviously have not used the 925/925XE chipset boards as they rock and show DDR2 to be working great even at at a CAS latency of 3.

As soon as I went from the Asus P4C-800E to the P5AD2 I saw much better perfromance.. THe CPUs were both 3.4EE and the cards were both X800XT, the only differances were PCIe for the VGA and DDR2 for the memory. The results were over 20% better so DDR2 is playing a part in there.

Everything will be DDR2 by the end of summer so get prepared to step up unless you plan on using older equipment.

Not only that DDR will only get faster as time goes by...
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2005 12:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, silicon can only work so fast, as Intel is finding out with their clock ceiling around 3.8ghz. DDR2 may be somewhat faster, but I hardly find it worth trading in all my equipment for. DDR500 is more than fast enough on its own, and it doesn't cost an arm and a leg to get a gig's worth.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2005 10:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sabrewings wrote:
Well, silicon can only work so fast, as Intel is finding out with their clock ceiling around 3.8ghz. DDR2 may be somewhat faster, but I hardly find it worth trading in all my equipment for. DDR500 is more than fast enough on its own, and it doesn't cost an arm and a leg to get a gig's worth.

hmmm. maybe you missed the conclusion where it says that the amp-x pc2-5400 can be had for under $200. i dont think you can find high performance ddr for under $200. anything tccd based runs for over $200
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2005 9:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

TCCD chips aren't the only high performace ones out there. Geil's own chips give TCCD a run for their money. Got my gig of PC4000 for Geil for $190 over a year ago. Still brings up if my 3.6ghz Northwood and PC4000 are already this fast, what justification is DDR2 when you have to replace your CPU, motherboard, and memory? Seems somewhat less cost efficient to me.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2005 10:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you are just getting a computer or want the latest Intel has to offer DDR2 comes into play and as far as just upgrading to it if you have a strong 478 system, that is probably a bit pricey and unrealistic..
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