SDRAM vs DDR on ECS K7S5A & CDBurner Question

Grendel99

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How much performance difference is there on the ECS board when you compare DDR and SDRAM? Is it noticeble? I have two sticks of 128MB PC133 CAS2 Crucial ram I'm using now, and I really wouldn't want to ditch it even though DDR ram is so cheap.

Also, I'm thinking of getting a burner. Any suggestions? I remember everyone used to say Plextor Plextor Plextor, but times have changed :p

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rockhard

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I tried SDR and DDR in my K7S5A a while ago and IIRC saw about 15% increase in performance in Sandra Memory bench with the DDR over the SDR.
 

Grendel99

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Hehe, I saw that on newegg :) Do they have Burnbroof ? Or something similar? ANymore suggestions?
 

jbahseng

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I just got a Lite-On 24x and it's rock! Burned a full 650 mb cd in less than 4 min. And it comes with a copy of Nero too. It have smart-burn and it's recognize as burn-proof in the nero.
 

nortexoid

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using 256MB PC133 SDR on K7S5A...faster than Kt133A...imperceptible diff. vs. DDR for most applications.

Acer makes a good low-cost 20X CDRW
otherwise, liteon's 24X is almost as cheap...if u want that extra 4X of write speed???
 

Grendel99

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Wow, no one has mentioned the Plextor? Obviously price is a concern, but as is quality and speed. I will be burning Music, making back up cds of games, burning files, making back ups of important files etc.....
 

Fardringle

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I have a K7S5A with 256 MB of Crucial PC 2100 running at CAS2, and I get average times in SETI of about 4 hours 40 minutes.
The exact same setup with 256 MB of Micron PC 133 also running at CAS 2 averages 5 hours 25 minutes.

For programs that are heavily dependent on memory, such as SETI and most games, that translates into a 14% improvement..
Nice boost for $34 plus tax (free shipping) from crucial.com! ;)
 

nortexoid

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average time per seti block?

u're using different blocks, aren't u????

that's a terrible comparison, especially since DDR vs. SDR doesn't usually yield 14% gains...
 

Fardringle

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Actually, I did that test using the Ars Technica 'benchmark' WU and as an average over 20 WU's (all average angle range) on each type of memory, so at least for SETI, it is a good indication of improvement... ;)


edit: typos :p
 

rockhard

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Ive been very happy with my Plextor 121032TA :)
If you want to copy Safedisk CD's though you would be better looking at the Acer burners maybe?
I know one of their Burnproof burners can do Safedisk - their 12/8/32 i think?