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  1. #1
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    Default Performance Increase?

    I currently have 768 megs of sdram, I am thinking about upgrading to 1 gig of ddr2 pc3200. Is this worthwhile? Will I get a noticable performance increase? I am looking to get some more fps out of games like half life 2, battlefield 2 etc.

    p4 2.53 ghz
    768 megs sdram
    ati x800 pro


    Thanks

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    Default Re: Performance Increase?

    With DDR2 you will need a new mainboard as well (note PC3200 is only DDR not DDR2) but with that old CPU DDR2 will show no performance improvement for its cost (not to mention that the CPU socket is different and will require a new CPU as well) over a dual channel DDR mainboard (i865/i875 based with the right CPU socket) and DDR memory that comes at a much better price for the same performance increase.
    Last edited by wayout44; 06-21-2005 at 04:38 AM.

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    Default Re: Performance Increase?

    Fisrt of all, DDR2 wont even fit in your motherboard, and if you have SDRAM like your specs say then you wont even be able to use DDR1. SDRAM is 168 pins. DDR1 is 184 or something around there. and DDR2 is 200 pins. Meaning with your current motherboard and processor you cant get DDR2. But its really not worth it at the moment with prices being as high as the are and proformance(without overclocking in mind) are pretty low.
    My Current Rigs:
    Antec P180, OCZ Powerstream 520W, DFI nF4 SLI-DR Expert, AMD X2 4400 w/XP120(2.6GHz@1.45v), 2x1GB OCZ Platnium PC3200, BFG 7900GT@592/800(1.6), WD 250GB SATA, Maxtor 120GB IDE, LG DVD/CD Combo(black), Sony DRU-810 DL DVD Burner(black)
    3DMark01:25379, 3DMark03:19746
    3DMark05:9294, 3DMark06:5340

    Raidmax Cobra, Fortron PN-400W, ASUS A8N-E(nF4 Ultra), X2 3800 w/AMD heatpipe cooler, 2x 512MB Crucial Balistix, ATI X300, WD 250GB IDE, Samsung 16x DVD/RW

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    Default Re: Performance Increase?

    Thanks.

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