is it worth it? (pc-133 to ddr 2100)

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Bootsy, Jan 17, 2003.

  1. Bootsy

    Bootsy Huh?

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    thinking of switching memory...would it really be worth it to switch from PC-133 to DDR 2100 memory? I play games and use graphix programs...are there any charts or graphs anyone has seen around detailing the clock speeds and such? I like graphs =]
     
  2. Deszaras

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    Forget the graphs, it's WELL worth it.
     
  3. Bootsy

    Bootsy Huh?

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    yea ive been kicking it around in my head for the last month and I have a motherboard that supports both..hmmm
     
  4. djwhite

    djwhite OSNN Senior Addict

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    Go for it man, you wont regret it.
     
  5. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

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    i honestly don't think you'll notice a difference. the best thing you could do for your system is upgrade the processor. and xp 2100+ is quite cheaper than buying 768mb of ddr memory. not to mention you'll have a 133mhz front side bus (instead of 100) which will improve performance by itself.

    memory bandwidth is somewhat overrated, if you ask me.
     
  6. Bootsy

    Bootsy Huh?

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    Im deffinetly going to get a 2100, the boost to 266fsb will be a good kick to my system..I was wondering about the memory tho
     
  7. Leo154

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    dont mean to scare you off... but just make sure you're mobo is still under warranty... because i had a mobo bust because i switched from SD to DDR.. it was an ECS SD/DDR mobo... I had a problem with a similar mobo for P4... that was compatibility...

    I dont know what happened but I was running SD then I bought DDR, did everything properly and the mobo was dead... that was the ECS one... The other P4 one is a VIA P4X266A which had a problem runnin ANY DDR... In the end I got it replaced to DDR only motherboard (which I'm using now).
     
  8. jw50

    jw50 OSNN Senior Addict

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    If you are seriously thinking about switching from SDRAM to DDR then you should consider upgrading your motherboard while you are at it and go to PC2700 rather than PC2100.

    If you want to stick with ASUS boards the A7V8X or A7V333 would be good choices, the A7V333 is the cheaper of the two, and dont bother getting PC3200 memory, it is overpriced and you will not notice any performance increase over PC2700.
     
  9. Shamus MacNoob

    Shamus MacNoob Moderator Political User

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    I have to agree with going to DDR beit 2100 or 2700

    I just upgraded and now run 768mb ddr 2700 and love it
     
  10. Taurus

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    if you're getting a new board, you might as well get an nforce2 board and 2 equal sticks of pc2700. dual-ddr will give you 5.3gb/sec of bandwidth... so pc5300, basically. pair that with a 167 fsb xp like a 2700+ so the memory and fsb run syncronously... giving you the absolute best performance.
     
  11. Bootsy

    Bootsy Huh?

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    no, I'm not getting a new board, Im unemployed right now so im fighting to get the processor (amd 2100+) and MAYBE the ram too...I was justr wondering about personal experiences of people going from PC-133 to 2100 DDR ram and see if its worth it... btw, thanx to everyone that replyed. Shoulda made this a poll =]
     
  12. Nick M

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    I don't know, people say you don't feel a difference.

    I have PC2700, and I have used pc133, 100 before.

    I find this faster, with my CPU XP1900, but...not THAT faster that you feel the difference, but I believe in games it shows.
     
  13. Taurus

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    bottsy.. if i were you, i'd take that money you're willing to spend on a processor/memory and put aside... in a computer upgrade trust fund, if you will. :p

    so later down the road, you take what you saved up, and be able to do a more substantial upgrade, like the mobo/memory/cpu combo i mentioned. something that'll really make a difference. :)