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    Getting a new laptop.. DDR2/DDR3 Big Difference?

    So, I am buying a new laptop
    Old Specs:
    GatewayFx Gaming laptop
    Intel Core 2 Duo @ 2.2ghz
    Nvidia 9700m GTS 1GB dedicated ram
    4GB DDR3 RAM (I only used 3 because of 32 bit)
    17" HD screen
    320GB hard drive (not sure about the rpm)

    New Specs:

    Asus G60VX-RBBX09
    Intel Core 2 Duo P8700 @ 2.53GHz (overclockable to 2.83ghz)
    4GB DDR2 ram
    Nvidia Geforce GTX260M 1GB dedicated ram
    16" LED-backlit LCD high-definition 1366 x 768
    640GB Serial ATA hard drive capacity (320GB x 2; 7200 rpm)
    9 cell battery

    blah blah..

    So my main question is the RAM..

    My laptop before this one had DDR3 ram, and this one has DDR2 :O I am just wondering how big of a difference that would be.. I know that 99% of the programs on a computer are based on other hardware besides the ram and are not so dependent, but just to be sure, what kind of performance will I be expecting..

    The gtx 260 is obviously a high performance card, and well.. pretty damn good, the intel core 2 duo has .35 more than my previous computer had, and the huge hard drive space is amazing , just the ddr2/ddr3 ram what is the difference, and what kind of improvement will i be expecting in my games...

    I don't play alot of high powered games like Crysis, etc.

    I play Call of Duty 4, Mw2 (Alteriwnet), and then some low powered games like crossfire, combat arms, gta san andreas + editing programs such as adobe after effects cs4, sony vegas pro 9, cinema 4d, and autodesk 3ds max..

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    It won't make much of a big difference if you just play games.

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    ddr3 is faster....
    ddr3 is more expensive...

    so idk. ask coeus

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    Got the laptop..

    Playing CA at about 200 fps maxed out

    I can actually fraps now :O

    Cod4 90 fps maxed

    WOOT



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    "A bad Bargain is Dear at a Farthing"

    Quote Originally Posted by FangedBeast View Post
    ddr3 is faster....
    ddr3 is more expensive...

    so idk. ask coeus
    I have DDR3, it's better and newer.
    Always get the newest, or you'll regret it later on.


     

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    DDR3 is better tbh

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    Well obviously newer things are better.