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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by 2003linkin, Dec 4, 2003.

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  1. 2003linkin

    2003linkin Thread Starter

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    I'm building a computer and I'm looking at getting an Athlon XP 2800+ 333Mhz and memory of 512MB at 400Mhz. Could the different speeds cause a problem?
     
  2. McTimson

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    No, it won't be a problem at all, but it'll be kind of a waste to buy the 400mhz memory, because it will run at 333mhz anyway. So you could save some money by getting 333mhz (PC2700) memory. Unless you plan on overclocking, in which case the 400mhz stuff will better suit your needs.
     
  3. StillLearnin'

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    Buy the 400mhz. If you do any further upgrading in the future (new cpu/ram), you won't want to use the PC2700(333). At the rate memory is changing right now, the PC2700(333) is going the way of the dinosaurs quickly. We've almost completely quit using the 333mhz in our new builds as there is hardly any price diff between the two. The PC3200(400) memory will run faster than 333 and should be configured to do so when you setup the system. There will be NO noticeable diff between the 333/400 when using a 333 cpu. Maybe 3%, which is negligible.
     
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