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Postby bimbla on Thu Aug 11, 2005 9:20 am

Can I use DDR-2 on DDR mobo?

On similar lines, Can I replace SATA HDD by SATA-2 HDD for performance gain?

Pardon my ignorance.

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Postby dodecahedron on Thu Aug 11, 2005 9:31 am

re SATA: if your motherboard/controller card has a SATA controller, you'll be able to connect to it a SATA2 hard drive, but you won't benefit from the newer features of SATA2. as far as the speed goes, SATA is fast enough, current desktop hard drives aren't fast enough to reach the limit of SATA.
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Re: About DDR2 and SATA-2

Postby eric93se on Thu Aug 11, 2005 10:04 am

bimbla wrote:Can I use DDR-2 on DDR mobo?


Nope, it simply won't fit!

BUT, you can get faster DDR memory, look for latencies like 2-2-2 :D
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Postby Boba_Fett on Thu Aug 11, 2005 1:28 pm

Good DDR1 memory that is insanely fast and also damn cheap: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... =BAC-tbcpc
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Postby eric93se on Thu Aug 11, 2005 3:32 pm

256MB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6820145070
512MB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6820146546

These are both 2-2-2.

Do you know what speed you MB supports (ie. DDR400)?
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Postby Bhairav on Fri Aug 12, 2005 4:57 am

bimbla is in India :wink: , so those Egg links may not help. Nice RAM though!
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DDR-2

Postby bimbla on Fri Aug 12, 2005 9:06 am

I have MSI RS-480M2-IL, Athlon 64 3000 and Corsair 2X512 DDR400

I got my RAM from NewEgg for $84+ shipping + courier to India. It totaled to around Rs. 4500/-

Will the 2-2-2 make any significant difference over my existing memory?

I am planning to switch to C51PV based mobo as soon as it is available.
That will, I hope, accomodate these new features.

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Postby eric93se on Fri Aug 12, 2005 12:41 pm

You bios should tell you what your current latencies are. Does newegg still sell that ram, post a link to it.
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DDR-2

Postby bimbla on Fri Aug 12, 2005 11:21 pm

The memory I have is Corsair VS1GBKIT400. It has a CAS latency of 3. It is CL3.

Give a search for VS1GBKLIT on shopping.com to get the list.


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Postby eric93se on Sat Aug 13, 2005 12:45 pm

newegg does list them as CL2.5.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 1c3grabb3r


pcworld did some basic tests and said the gains are negligable #-o
http://www.pcworld.com/news/article/0,aid,118372,00.asp

Hard drives on the other hand are a bottleneck :) maybe get a pair of SATA-II drives and run them in raid! :lol:
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Postby eric93se on Sat Aug 13, 2005 12:45 pm

newegg does list them as CL2.5.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 1c3grabb3r


pcworld did some basic tests and said the gains are negligable #-o
http://www.pcworld.com/news/article/0,aid,118372,00.asp

Hard drives on the other hand are a bottleneck :) maybe get a pair of SATA-II drives and run them in raid! :lol:
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DDR-2

Postby bimbla on Sat Aug 13, 2005 9:34 pm

The applicaton softwares run very fast. But windows start-up and shutdown is slow.
By any chance, does this have to do with XP Antispy?

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Postby eric93se on Sat Aug 13, 2005 11:31 pm

well you can take a look at the articles here: www.tweakxp.com two small things that can help is turning off the windows startup and shutdown music (just as an example).

Also, look into a program call hijackthis, it allows you to easily stop certain (unnecessary) programs from launching. for example adobe acrobat reader has some stupid plugin that loads. there are certain programs that I know I don't need running in the background, so I shut them down permanently, but the program is still fully functional if launched drectly.

http://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/P ... This.shtml
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DDR-2

Postby bimbla on Sun Aug 14, 2005 8:15 am

Thanks Eric.

I will check into it.

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Re: DDR-2

Postby Bhairav on Sun Aug 14, 2005 11:33 pm

bimbla wrote:I have MSI RS-480M2-IL, Athlon 64 3000 and Corsair 2X512 DDR400

I got my RAM from NewEgg for $84+ shipping + courier to India. It totaled to around Rs. 4500/-

Will the 2-2-2 make any significant difference over my existing memory?

I am planning to switch to C51PV based mobo as soon as it is available.
That will, I hope, accomodate these new features.

Thanks and regards.

bimbla.

P.S. Hi Bhairav, I hope that your family, friends and you are safe from the rains!


All okay dude, thanks for the kind thoughts! Curious: How did you courier it to India? Someone you know in the States?
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