Unless you're using up all of the RAM you have now, I would just save the money for when you can get a new motherboard and CPU and get DDR3 RAM.
As far as speed a higher speed doesn't make much difference with gaming. --- Pearl Code: 0731 1228 8254 White Code: 0862 2790 1982 SSBB: 0989-1461-9542
#3DarkZV2BetaPosted 9/22/2013 9:39:12 AM
No, not at all. In spite of what some console fans will blab lately, system memory speed is only really relevant to integrated graphics. --- Want that Shield! Ball and Cup on ps mobile has framerate issues. -stargazer64
#4Kokuei05Posted 9/22/2013 9:42:29 AM(edited)
You can squeeze out more by overclocking your CPU.... you have an Core 2 Quad Extreme and you run it at stock? --- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUAZnjFbOyI http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WbxOaq6_i1Y
#5The_Count_FooPosted 9/22/2013 9:54:10 AM
I would just stick with 4gb until you decide to upgrade your system. $100 for 8gb of ram is waaaay over priced compared to ddr3 prices. 4gb is still fine for gaming. Just get an after market air cooler for your CPU and overclock if you want a performance boost. --- Divided by night...
#6PyrotechnixxxPosted 9/22/2013 10:00:37 AM
Don't throw away money for DDR2. --- Fear is a leash.
#7WygunPosted 9/22/2013 10:19:07 AM
ram speed only matters if youre using integrated graphics. GPUs have their own ram (VRAM) which is faster than system ram. In fact, your gpu has ddr5 ram which is faster than ddr2.
#8DarkZV2BetaPosted 9/22/2013 10:21:35 AM
ram speed only matters if youre using integrated graphics. GPUs have their own ram (VRAM) which is faster than system ram. In fact, your gpu has gddr5 ram which is faster than ddr2.
fix'd. --- Want that Shield! Ball and Cup on ps mobile has framerate issues. -stargazer64
#9YoungAdultLinkPosted 9/22/2013 10:27:30 AM
Don't throw away money for DDR2.
Unless it's cheap, which it rarely is for desktops. I manages to grab 2 gigs for my laptop for $8 plus shipping this week, though. --- Once we perfect building Mechs, I expect there to be a factory in Mexico pumping out a brand call Mechsican. I wanna buy me a Mechsican. steamid: Rohchya