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a b } Memory
May 23, 2010 9:33:51 PM

PC3 8500 is it fast what is faster what is slower for ddr3

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a c 163 } Memory
May 23, 2010 10:33:05 PM

Hi newcomer and welcome to the Tom's hardware forum.



PC2-8500 DDR2-SDRAM (dual channel 128-bit):

Rate (bit/s): 136.0 Gbit/s
Rate (byte/s): 17 GB/s
Rate (MHz): 1,066MH
DDR #: DDR2-1066

PC3-8500 DDR3-SDRAM (dual channel 128-bit):

Rate (bit/s): 136.4 Gbit/s
Rate (byte/s): 17.1 GB/s
Rate (MHz): 1,066MHz
DDR #: DDR3-1066


Can u see a big difference?

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a b } Memory
May 24, 2010 1:56:39 AM

I recommend you look at DDR3 speeds of 1333 or 1600, but try to find modules with low latency of CL7 or less. As far as DDR3 memory goes, 1066Mhz is on the low end performance-wise.
I think they sell kits that go as high as 2133Mhz, but those are outrageously expensive and not mainstream ram.
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