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2GB DDR333MHz vs. 1GB DDR400MHz


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manu08

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I've got two options, either 2GB at DDR333MHz (4x512 with timings 2.5-3-3-7) or 1GB at DDR400MHz (2x512 with timings 2.5-2-2-7). Which of these 2 will give me better performance ? What is the primary use of the computer ? Well, I play quite a few games (F.E.A.R., Battlefield 2, Sims 2, Swat 4, Area 51, Half-Life 2, Doom 3 & so on..), I run many applications that require a lot of memory. I use the computer 24/7 it's barely ever switched off and I run a lot of applications simultaneously.

The rest of my config is:

Intel D875PBZ Motherboard
3.00 GHz with HT
128MB GeForce FX 5700 Ultra
80GB SATA 7200RPM HDD
480W PSU
Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2
Cambridge Soundworks 5.1 Home Theater Speaker System
17" LCD Monitor
Dvd-Rom
Cd-Writer

Edited by manu08, 18 January 2006 - 06:56 PM.

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warriorscot

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I would probably say the ddr400 its got better timings and its obviously faster, also if you upgrade its easier as you dont have to get rid of it.
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I agree also the pc3200 is the way to go, you do not want pc 2700.

You can always upgrade to another stick or two of good quality pc3200 memory.

Plus if you got the 333mhz memory, it would take up all of your memory slots with slow memory... thats bad.. lol
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i would go for 1gb ddr 400 ram as its faster and the proformance difference between 1 and 2gb isn't worth forking the money out for.

hes the proformance article:

http://www.tomshardw...ou_really_need/
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Pretty neat article rumble. Yeah I guess I'm going to stick with the 1GB only. Thanks for the help guys.
Oh and well not really a point of this but for interest sake the timings of the DDR 400MHz can be reduced down to 2-2-2-5.
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