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Ddr2 800 vs ddr 1066 or ddr3 ram for new build

By joe173
Sep 19, 2008
  1. In the next 6 months I am going to rebuild my systerm. I just use it for lite gaming. video watching, net surffing, and communication with family and friends,

    I want to spend <$700.00' I would like this to last me 2-3 years.I will not be overclocking.

    Since I watch more tv and video than games, I would like to get an AMD motherboard with built invideo, with the option to expand if needed

    I plan getting a AMD Phenom CPU.

    Trying to find the sweet spot in memory seems to be alittle tricker. I would like ot go with 8MgB of ran either DDR2 800, 1066, or should I wait and see what the new DDR3 has to offer.

    I am currently running a DFI Sockett 939 motherboard It doesn't seem to have
    any serious problems, but I think that I could make it faster and more stable

    I would appreciate any coments or suggestions.

    Thank you
  2. nickc

    nickc TechSpot Paladin Posts: 923   +11

    for what u are talking about 2 gig of DDR2 800 would be fine. the DDR3 is way to expensive to use right now, but who knows how long it will take it to get affordable, with the way computer parts are being priced right now, it may be cheap in 2 months, or may go through the roof.
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