8600GT ddr2/ddr3 speed difference


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Ed Light

Would there be much of a speed penalty between 8600GT cards with ddr3 and
ddr2 memory?

I'm asking because newegg has a Biostar with a huge Zalman-like cooler for
only $109, but it has the ddr2, unlike the ddr3 of most of the others


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ConFUseD

"Ed Light" wrote in message
Would there be much of a speed penalty between 8600GT cards with ddr3 and
ddr2 memory?

Hello Ed,well i will shoot my opinion and i am srry if its wrong:
It depends do u aim for speed or steady component,anyways I believe that
ddr2 works on 400 Mhz and dd3 on 700 Mhz,
so,if prices dont have enormous gap between you should purchase card with
ddr3 RAM

I'm asking because newegg has a Biostar with a huge Zalman-like cooler for
only $109, but it has the ddr2, unlike the ddr3 of most of the others
I am hearing from other comp freaks that Zalman cooler is slighltly
overated,means "I" would be happy with any other cooler.


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Ed Light

ConFUseD said:
I am hearing from other comp freaks that Zalman cooler is slighltly
overated,means "I" would be happy with any other cooler.
I'm interested in a card that is really quiet without having to change out
the cooler.

Zalmans are very quiet on slow speed, at which they should do as well as the
stock cooler for cooling. I put the cheapest one on my 6600GT and it turned
out great. But on a hot day in 3D I'll turn up the fan (I have it on a
controller - the card comes with a 12 to 5v converter wire for slow speed)
or it may go past 70C. Right now it's at 53C, typing this, on a cool day.

So, for overclocking they may not be the ultimate, but for a quieting down
they're ok. AFAIK.

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Ed Light

ConFUseD said:
It depends do u aim for speed or steady component,anyways I believe that
ddr2 works on 400 Mhz and dd3 on 700 Mhz,
so,if prices dont have enormous gap between you should purchase card with
ddr3 RAM
Ah, thanks, I hadn't noticed that. I see it now on the newegg pages.


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ConFUseD

"Ed Light" wrote in message

I'm interested in a card that is really quiet without having to change out
the cooler.

Zalmans are very quiet on slow speed, at which they should do as well as
the stock cooler for cooling. I put the cheapest one on my 6600GT and it
turned out great. But on a hot day in 3D I'll turn up the fan (I have it
on a controller - the card comes with a 12 to 5v converter wire for slow
speed) or it may go past 70C. Right now it's at 53C, typing this, on a
cool day.

So, for overclocking they may not be the ultimate, but for a quieting down
they're ok. AFAIK.

I c your point Ed,i have 7600 Gs myself with passive cooler,cause i am
satisfied with noise-free cooler.And therefor i apologise for incovinience.
It is pretty nice thing to have 12 V to 5 V converter so it doesnt suck
power from PSU and keeps case chilled at normal tempertaure.

Have a nice day :)
 
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