I'm upgrading my AMD 3200+ system with RAM.
The ram it can only take is PC3200 or less / DDR 400mhz
I've noticed that there are several RAM types meeting the above standard, however, they have different voltage amounts.
This Kingston one for example offer 2.6v and CAS latency of 3
This Hynix one costing much less has a higher voltage of 3.3v and a CAS of 2.5 (im already using one of these 1gb sticks).
Aside from needing to match two pairs the same spec to get dual channel advantage, does a higher voltage RAM stick equate to higher speeds, and the same for lower CAS timing?
Also why is it that a 1gb stick of DDR2 memory costs nearly one third if not half the cost of my above memory. I thought all latest RAM modules would be more expensive (leaving aside the economics of it i.e. more output of the newer types).