DDR2 and DDR3 Ram Upgrade Tags: Memory DDR2 DDR3 RAM Last response: February 25, 2009 10:12 PM in Memory Share com February 25, 2009 3:16:53 PM Hello Tomshardware Community! I would like to upgrade my ram from 2GBs to 4GBs. However my motherboard supports both DDR2 and DDR3 ram. Is there a major difference between ddr2 and ddr3 ram? is it noticeable? I mainly use my pc for photoshop, Autocad, Maya and Microstation. This is my spec for my pc: - Intel Core 2 Quad Pro Q6600 2.40GHz (1066FSB) running @stock speed - Thermalright Ultra-120 Extreme CPU Cooler - Gigabyte GA-P35C-DS3R (Socket 775) PCI-Express DDR2 & DDR3 Motherboard - Corsair 2GB DDR2 XMS2 DHX PC2-6400C4DHX TwinX (2x1GB) - EVGA GeForce 8800 GTS SuperClocked 320MB GDDR3 - Corsair HX 620W Power Supply - Antec P182 Tower Case - Running with window xp sp3 Any suggestion would be appreciated! Thx More about : ddr2 ddr3 ram upgrade theAnimal February 25, 2009 6:43:59 PM Use DDR2. Zenthar February 25, 2009 6:48:41 PM No point in using DDR3 for your current system unless planning to upgrade to an i7 in the very near future. Related resources Can i mix DDR2 and DDR3 ram - Forum Looking to upgrade from DDR2 to DDR3 - $400-600 price range - Forum DDR2 or DDR3 ram is perfect with Pentium D 925 mobo MS7255 - Forum How to identify ddr2 or ddr3 ram on pc - Forum [Solved] DDR2 vs DDR3 RAM - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer com February 25, 2009 7:20:51 PM thx for all your advices! so should i upgrade it to DDR2 - PC2-8500+ or stick with the DDR2 - PC2-6400? theAnimal February 25, 2009 10:12:31 PM com said:thx for all your advices! so should i upgrade it to DDR2 - PC2-8500+ or stick with the DDR2 - PC2-6400? Unless you're planning on extreme OCing, 6400 is fine. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumLooking to update DDR2 > DDR3 Ram On Gigabyte Board ForumDDR2 vs DDR3 RAM ForumBudget upgrade from ddr2 to ddr3 AMD based system? ForumDDR2 RAM vs. DDR3 RAM ForumWhat type of RAM is faster DDR2 or DDR3 ? ForumDoes DDR3 motherboard support DDR2 ram ForumUpgrading ddr2 to ddr3 ForumDDR2 VS DDR3 performance ForumWill a DDR3 Graphics Card work on my DDR2 Motherboard? Help? ForumDDR2 400MHz vs DDR2 800MHz vs DDR3 1600MHz? ForumNew Z77 board, MSI Mpower or Asrock Extreme4? ForumMemory Upgrade ForumWanting to upgrade my hard drive ForumCompaq presarionSR1820NX RAM upgrade ForumRam upgrade on HP MEDIA CENTER PC 7170n More resources Read discussions in other Memory categories Compatibility DDR2 DDR3 Dual Channel RAM Corsair G.SKILL !