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DDR4 Next-gen memory. Next-gen performance.

  1. #21


    Quote Originally Posted by mick823 View Post
    I can't figure out why DDR3 RAM is so much cheaper than DDR2. I bought a 4GB stick of DDR3 for my newer netbook for $19.99 USD. I was going to give the old netbook to the grandkids after increasing the DDR2 RAM until I saw the price tag of $75+ for a 4GB stick. They will just have to get by with the 2GB that is in it. Only one slot in the computer.
    Supply and demand.

    I haven't even upgraded yet from DDR2 to DDR3. Guess I will just wait for DDR4.

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  2. #22


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    Quote Originally Posted by Phone Man View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Hopachi View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by gavanid View Post
    Is it gunna fit in ddr3 slot?
    I believe not, no DDR X was compatible with it's predecessor (slot) DDR X-1 so far, so we'll just have to wait and see...
    From what I have read DDR 4 will be 288 pins (DDR3 is 240) and limited to one module per channel. Some speculation that Haswell-E may support both DDR3 and DDR4 when it comes out.

    Jim
    I meant was NOT compatible sorry...

    The chip density went up a bit again.
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  3. #23


    When I see technology speeding past me, I feel so OLD! My actual First Computer was a Commodore 64, with just 64k of ram chips soldered onto the motherboard. It was an 8 bit machine.

    For many years I tried to stay right on the cutting edge of Computer Technology, but anymore, not so much. Nor can I afford to now.

    I built my last desktop PC, for myself, in (about) 2005. I tried to buy the latest and greatest in Mobo, CPU and ram, and even though I've re-capped the MOBO and added new ram, the cpu is still the same, and running the same OEM CPU Cooler.
    It's an AMD, 5200+, 2X, 64 bit and the ram is 4 GB, DDR2. (Crucial/Micron)
    It will run any OS up to and including Windows 8.1/Pro/64 with NO problems. I think I'll have it buried with me when I die.

    I just can't see me ever building myself a new PC, so DDR4 will probably never enter my life.
    It does make me wonder though, when we'll see the first 128 bit motherboards. ??? I think those would find their nitch in Servers.

    Great topic!
    TechnoMage
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  4. #24


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    Oh bugger...I just upgraded my motherboard, CPU and got some DDR3
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  5. #25


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    Quote Originally Posted by burtie View Post
    Oh bugger...I just upgraded my motherboard, CPU and got some DDR3

    Don't expect DDR4 because it's not released yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hopachi View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by burtie View Post
    Oh bugger...I just upgraded my motherboard, CPU and got some DDR3

    Don't expect DDR4 because it's not released yet.
    By the time I am ready to upgrade DDR5 will be out lol
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  7. #27


    Before buying a 4GB stick for the old netbook you should check the specs for it. There's a slim chance that the memory can be expanded to 4 GB but more than likely it is already maxed out at 2 GB.

    After learning my lesson, I not only check the specs before ordering additional RAM, I check the specs on motherboards and computers to be sure they support at least 8 GB of RAM. Because putting a 64 bit Operating System motherboard limited to 4 GB RAM is useless. 64 bit Operating Systems are going to be standard in the future.

    Quote Originally Posted by mick823 View Post
    I can't figure out why DDR3 RAM is so much cheaper than DDR2. I bought a 4GB stick of DDR3 for my newer netbook for $19.99 USD. I was going to give the old netbook to the grandkids after increasing the DDR2 RAM until I saw the price tag of $75+ for a 4GB stick. They will just have to get by with the 2GB that is in it. Only one slot in the computer.
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  8. #28


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    Quote Originally Posted by pcRat View Post
    Before buying a 4GB stick for the old netbook you should check the specs for it. There's a slim chance that the memory can be expanded to 4 GB but more than likely it is already maxed out at 2 GB.

    After learning my lesson, I not only check the specs before ordering additional RAM, I check the specs on motherboards and computers to be sure they support at least 8 GB of RAM. Because putting a 64 bit Operating System motherboard limited to 4 GB RAM is useless. 64 bit Operating Systems are going to be standard in the future.
    I already had a 4GB stick of DDR3 that I tried in the new netbook before buying. The board supports just 3 GB however whether 32 bit or 64 bit OS. The old netbook may have been maxed out at 2GB but may have supported more. Both machine specs say 2 GB max. I guess the only way to know for sure is to put in the ram and see how much it will recognize.
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  9. #29


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    Quote Originally Posted by burtie View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Hopachi View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by burtie View Post
    Oh bugger...I just upgraded my motherboard, CPU and got some DDR3

    Don't expect DDR4 because it's not released yet.
    By the time I am ready to upgrade DDR5 will be out lol
    lol
    That's a good one, but true in most cases.

    I'll also keep my DDR3: it runs good... all nice, and above all, it's not raining money to pay me the new RAM sticks.
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