Okay I'm sure someone has asked this before but a cursory look didn't find it. I'm going to be building a new AMD system with a AMD Phenom II X4 965 now I still have my old LGA775 system with a gpu and ram etc, I'm now torn.
Do I build an AM3 System and get 4GB of DDR3 1333 9-9-9-24
Do I build an AM2+ System and get 8GB of DDR2 800 5-5-5-15
I will use the system for gaming, such as Battlefield: Bad Company 2 and Counter Strike etc (I know the old games won't care either way)
In case it matters I currently have
Kingston HyperX 4GB (2 x 2GB) (KHX6400D2K2/4G) Which runs at 5-5-5-15 @ 1.85V
I could purchase the same kit and have 8GB
I could start from RAM scratch and get
Patriot Extreme Performance DDR3 PC3-10666 1333MHz 4GB (2x2GB) (PDC34G1333ELK) Which runs at 9-9-9-24 @ 1.5V
Thanks for your time, if I'm repeating another thread sorry, although feel free to link it here I might also add most threads I've found comparing DDR2 vs DDR3 use 1066 and date to 2 years ago, so I don't feel they're necessarily relevant anymore.
Those ripjaws are nice... Low voltage also means tighter and better timing at higher voltages... I had them during my AMD days... I had cas 9 2000mhz ripjaws... At 1333mhz I was able to get 6-7-6-18, and 7.9 Win 7 wei memory score... For the price, It's a sweet deal... Grab 'em...