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Ram Upgrade

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#1 Ben


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Posted 14 May 2004 - 06:08 PM

will a pc thats meant to have pc2100 ram run with a higher speed ram? Will it still work with say pc2800?(if there is such a thing)

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Posted 15 May 2004 - 07:12 AM

I'm pretty sure you can put in faster ram, but it will run underclocked.
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#3 Xemus


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Posted 15 May 2004 - 07:12 PM

You can run with PC 2700, or the higher speeds (highest is 4500 at the moment), but you will not notice any benefits of it, unless you overclock your system bus. PC2100 runs at 133mhz (266mhz as it's doubled for DDR) PC2700 runs at 166mhz (333 mhz). etc...

So long as you don't mix sticks of different speeds (Ex. Don't use one pc 2100 and one pc 2700) you shouldn't have any problems.

You're probably better off getting the higher rated RAM if you have any plans for upgrading the CPU and motherboard in the future, as you can get a cpu/mobo combo suited for that speed of ram.

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Posted 08 October 2010 - 04:38 PM

Just get PC3200 Ram sticks.

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Posted 08 October 2010 - 04:48 PM

@ killerx

This thread is from back in 2004. :thumbsup: :flowers:

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