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Sony Vaio FE590 Memory

by jaypeach57 / March 26, 2006 3:28 AM PST

Ok I am planning on buying an FE590 in the next couple months but I don't want to over pay for the memory. First question, the specs on sony style (FE590 Specs) say that the memory used is DDR3, is that different from the DDR2 I can buy at newegg? They are charging an extra $350 for another 1GB card. Can I buy the DDR2 from newegg and use it or is that incompatible?

Thanks everyone!

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(NT) (NT) N DDR 3 is the next generation
by Ray Harinec / March 26, 2006 6:07 AM PST
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Thanks but...
by jaypeach57 / March 26, 2006 6:43 AM PST

Well thanks for clearing that up but can anyone try and answer my question :-D

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They both use the same form factor
by Ray Harinec / March 26, 2006 8:41 AM PST
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but DDR3 runs at lower voltage. Maybe email Sony and ask if the system will adapt the voltage up to DDR2 level. 1.3 vs 1.8 volts.

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Everything that I read
by Ray Harinec / March 26, 2006 8:45 AM PST
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says that DDR2 has basically been a big disappointment, high latency and not great bandwidth. DDR3 will have higher latency but much better bandwidth.

Possibly worth the extra price????

Just read where intel just took delivery of DDR3 devices for development of the next generation CPU/chipsets.

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