I'm starting to research all the components for a custom rig I plan on building (for development, I won't be gaming on it) and am at the point where I want to choose memory. The motherboard I chose supports DDR2 1300/1200/1066/800/667 and I'm just curious what the difference is between 800, 1066 etc. I'm assuming it's speed related, but I'm wondering if someone can give me a laymens terms explanation, as well as some advice as to whether it's worth the extra dough.
DDR3 is the current RAM technology... so if you choose to DDR2 instead make sure it is as fast as it can be. having slow or just a little memory is not a really good option it makes your computer unnecessarily slow...all data as you probably know are loaded in the memory in order to be executed so having a fast processor but just a little (or slow memory) doesn't make any sense..