Solved

DDR2 is outdated?

Hi

I have a motherboard which only support 4 GB 667MHz ram , I have only 2GB 533 MHz
I works on 3D projects so I would like to upgrade speed of my PC

so want to know if investing on RAM is not a good idea?
as someone told me that DDR2 is costly because they are outdated now and hard to find.

May be if I needed to upgrade PC for higher speed then it will be a lose of money.
If its not outdated still I can take a chance and I can sell my PC if required without lose.
7 answers Last reply Best Answer
More about ddr2 outdated
  1. Best answer
    vish22 said:
    Hi

    I have a motherboard which only support 4 GB 667MHz ram , I have only 2GB 533 MHz
    I works on 3D projects so I would like to upgrade speed of my PC

    so want to know if investing on RAM is not a good idea?
    as someone told me that DDR2 is costly because they are outdated now and hard to find.

    May be if I needed to upgrade PC for higher speed then it will be a lose of money.
    If its not outdated still I can take a chance and I can sell my PC if required without lose.

    Yes, DDR2 is old and people that buy it are not upgrading, they are updating old PC that is 2, 3, 4 times slower than $500 today.

    What u have is so slow if compared to today's standards, that any CPU released today will beat it.

    I would upgrade.
  2. BTW, check this out.

    I selected CPU that is close to yours and compared it to today's slow CPU.

    Look at the difference.

    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/61?vs=289
  3. And now it is with faster CPU, with 2500K.

    Bare in mind, that u can OC that CPU to 4.5GHz without any problem,

    so it could be some 20+ % faster yet : )

    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/61?vs=288
  4. Thanks Nikorr

    I got helpful tips again from you :)

    So RAM you chose for me last night , I better wait to buy new PC I think

    And I would ask you when I'll exactly plan to purchase. As you have very depth knowledge of this field

    You know all problem I am facing so its better to get rid of this PC and wait for better motherboard and cpu in market.
  5. Best answer selected by vish22.
  6. vish22 said:
    Thanks Nikorr

    I got helpful tips again from you :)

    So RAM you chose for me last night , I better wait to buy new PC I think

    And I would ask you when I'll exactly plan to purchase. As you have very depth knowledge of this field

    You know all problem I am facing so its better to get rid of this PC and wait for better motherboard and cpu in market.

    I would not put any $$$ in to old PC that is a generations behind. For about $350, u can get 2-3 times faster PC today : )

    If u wan't to build a new one, just answer here in this post.

    If anything, the time is right, as Ivy Bridge CPU line coming out any day now.
  7. BTW, are u shopping in the USA?
Ask a new question

Read More

Memory DDR2 RAM