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#1 Ben

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Posted 01 June 2004 - 12:30 AM

If your computer has pc2100 ddr266 ram can you buy ram with a speed of say 333mhz or can you get say pc2700? Or lower for that matter?

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#2 dudeman

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Posted 01 June 2004 - 02:18 PM

only if the MB can handle it. There are some MB's out there that will allow 266/333/400 etc. There is also memory that is 266/333 or 333/400, but in my experience it is not good to mix those kinds with with memory that has set speeds.

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Posted 01 June 2004 - 04:27 PM

Most motherboards that support DDR will accept higher rated RAM, but wont utilize it unless you overclock the RAM settings. You should not run different sticks with different speeds, however (ie. a stick of 2100 with a stick of 2700).

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Posted 05 August 2010 - 05:47 PM

If your computer has pc2100 ddr266 ram can you buy ram with a speed of say 333mhz or can you get say pc2700? Or lower for that matter?


Yes, but it will run at the lower DDR266 spec. I wouldn't go lower than what is required.

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Posted 05 August 2010 - 07:57 PM

Most motherboards that support DDR will accept higher rated RAM, but wont utilize it unless you overclock the RAM settings. You should not run different sticks with different speeds, however (ie. a stick of 2100 with a stick of 2700).



Actually, some motherboards will accept faster speed, but will underclock it. Ex: Some older motherboard will accept PC-133 where the motherboard will normally accept PC100. It will underclock down to the lower speed. Another consideration is that most motherboards will underclock any RAM to it slowest module.

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Posted 05 August 2010 - 08:17 PM

The original topic is from 6 years ago... :thumbsup:

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Posted 05 August 2010 - 08:28 PM

Odd, it appeared as an updated topic when I was looking in the forums. I swear I didn't bump this or go searching. That's weird.




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