Can I use pc2700 instead of pc2100?

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perrykurtz

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I have an AMD XP2000. Can I use the 2700 memory? I have an ECS K7S5A Pro mobo
 
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Its usually OK to use faster memory, it will only run at the lower speed though.

Occasionally motherboards will throw a fit when given different RAM to share, but not often. You won't know unless you try.
 

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I've never had an issue using faster memory, but YMMV. The issue that comes up occasionally is that newer memory has higher density memory chips, and the number of address lines vs. chip select lines is not accommodated by the motherboard. That usually results in seeing only part of the capacity of the memory.
 

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I have 256 of pc2100 in the now. if i pull it and put in 512 of pc2700 OR 3200, u think it'll run?
 
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Whether it does or not, it will ONLY run at the PC2100 speed. If you have recently got this mobo and don't want to invest much, why don't you get a compatible 256MB stick of RAM (PC2100) and add it in?
 

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Originally posted by johnnychan:
it'll run at the new pc2700 or pc3200 if ur motherboard supports it.
Not if there's some slower memory already in the computer.
 
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