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[Solved] DDR2 vs DDR3 RAM

Last response: in Motherboards
September 14, 2011 10:50:36 AM

is ddr2 and ddr3 run the same in terms of gaming?

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a b V Motherboard
September 14, 2011 12:19:21 PM

no they are too much different from each other..
The speed of ddr2 ram is 667,800,1066.
the ddr3 is the latest technology its speed is reached upto 2066 mhz and the standard speed is 1333,1600.
a b V Motherboard
September 14, 2011 12:27:04 PM

I doubt that you would see a difference in terms of gaming performance. However they are NOT interchangeable on the same motherboard. The slots are physically different, and DDR3 will not fit in a DDR2 slot and vice versa.
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a b V Motherboard
September 14, 2011 12:37:09 PM

gaming doesnt take much use from ddr speeds, if you have ddr2 and want to upgrade to ddr3 and leave the rest of the specs the same, cpu, vid card etc, you will see no difference.if building a new system ddr3 is the way to go, its cheaper and is only supported by recent motherboards. The only time you will really se a difference in ddr speeds is when using integrated graphics which uses that ram, in that case the faster the better, but anyone gaming would use a dedicated vid card, so its a non-issue.