A Question of RAM 6 replies

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Grimme

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#1 15 years ago

I plan on upgrading my Ram this Xmas, and I was wondering what Speeds my MB would support, it says that it supports up to 333. But I want to know about PC speeds, my current RAM is only PC2700 and I have 512MB of it. Here's the links to my MB and it's Chipset: Chipset is VIA KT400 http://www.via.com.tw/en/products/chipsets/k7-series/kt400/ MB is SL-KT400-C http://www.soltek.com.tw/soltek/product/products_all.php And here's my current system specs: Motherboard CPU Type AMD Athlon XP, 2000 MHz (15 x 133) 2400+ Motherboard Name Soltek SL-KT400-C/KT400-A4C Motherboard Chipset VIA VT8377 Apollo KT400 System Memory 512 MB (DDR SDRAM) BIOS Type AMI (02/14/03) Display Video Adapter RADEON 9800 PRO - Secondary (128 MB) Video Adapter RADEON 9800 PRO (128 MB) 3D Accelerator ATI Radeon 9800 Pro (R350) Monitor Proview 986 (FAXC3A0249431) Storage IDE Controller VIA Bus Master IDE Controller Floppy Drive Floppy disk drive Disk Drive Maxtor 6E040L0 (40 GB, 7200 RPM, Ultra-ATA/133) Disk Drive Maxtor 2F040L0 (40 GB, 5400 RPM, Ultra-ATA/133) Optical Drive SAMSUNG CD-R/RW SW-252F (52x/32x/52x CD-RW) Optical Drive SAMSUNG DVD-ROM SD-616E (16x/48x DVD-ROM) SMART Hard Disks Status OK




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#2 15 years ago

your second link does not work:uhm:. I think you should get another stick for pc2700 of the same brand if you can




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#3 15 years ago

You gotta select it from a menu. 2700 slow though, Im sure it can support faster...




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#4 15 years ago

I'm having a ram crisis too.

I want a new mobo and cpu, which together sosts 266 (not bad deal....good mobo and a 3.0ghz prescot!) yet my ram is to slow for that mobo. D'OH! I had 768mb of it!!! Now i need to spend a lot of $$$ on Ram as well.

Oh dear.




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#5 15 years ago

Hmmm, I still don't know, you reckon I could risk PC3200?




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#6 15 years ago

That would be a waste of money, DDR 333 (The max your MB supports) is PC2700. Getting faster ram wouldent do anything unless you get a new MB, Most newer MB's use ddr400 (PC3200)




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#7 15 years ago

That's exactly right. If the manufacturer of your MB says that it only supports DDR 333(PC2700), then buying PC3200 is pointless. The MB will step it down to 333Mhz. It won't even run at 400mHz. If your not up to getting a newer board as well as RAM, then just keep the 512MB you now have and get a second one that is also PC2700. That'll give you a gig. Plenty.