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Would i notice difference between ddr2 and ddr3?

q9550

Right now it's between a ddr2 motherboard or a ddr3 motherboard.
I edit and play games, will I noitce a difference in speeds with same size RAM?
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  1. Nope, the performance difference between DDR2 and DDR3 really only show up in synthetic benchmarks, in real world applications the difference is generally about 2% at most but it goes back and forth between the two as DDR2 has lower latency to counter DDR3's higher speed.
  2. How much longer you think ddr2 will last?
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    Quite a while from the looks of it, it has been "being phased out" for a few years now. If you are building a new system i would suggest going for DDR3 so that you can reuse it in a few years, but if you have an existing system with DDR2 there is no reason to upgrade.
  4. Whole new system, and I just checked prices on newegg for 4gb ddr2 and ddr3, not much difference. Well thanks for the help.
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  6. If your building a whole new system then don't get the q9550, its old and overpriced, going AM3 or i5 would be a better way to go.
  7. scudst0rm said:
    If your building a whole new system then don't get the q9550, its old and overpriced, going AM3 or i5 would be a better way to go.

    I'm going with q9550 because I got it for free :D
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