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I have been told that the processor and the memory speed should be the same. ie XP1600 266mhz and pc2100 memory. How say the experts?
 
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Yes, because in order to get the processor to run at the 266mhz, the memory must also be capable of running at 266 mhz, and PC2100 runs at 266mhz, so it's perfect for it. So PC2100 or better is what you need.
 

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Thanks for the reply McTimson,

So PC2100 or better is what you need.
So, I could also use pc2700 or pc3200 memory as well with the 266mhz processor?
 
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yes you can but if your motherboard has a max 266MHz front side bus the memory will only run at 266MHz you will pay more for faster memory to run slower then it's specs.
 

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Thanks to all for the replies! This clears up an issue for me in that I was told that not matching cpu speed to memory would destroy the cpu. I didn't believe that to be the case, and as always, I can find the answers here.

Regards, John
 
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