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Memory purchasing help!!!

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by silvershield, Jan 24, 2006.

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  1. silvershield

    silvershield Thread Starter

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    Hi, i have 256MB DDR SDRAM PC3200 installed on this PC. I found a good deal on a 256MB DDR DIMM PC2700 module, will this work in my PC?
     
  2. klnaj

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    If you refer back to your motherboard user memu, it should give you detail information about what type of memory you can use.
     
  3. qldit

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    Good Morning silvershield, under normal circumstances provided that you don't have a dual memory channel kind of system, there should be no problem.
    But remember that 2700 will reset your memory speed to a lower overall setting.
    Obtain Memtest86 and test any memory whenever it is fitted or whenever you have odd problems.
    http://www.memtest.org/ (making the bootable CD is best)
    Ensure the power lead is removed and follow commonsense antistatic procedures anytime you operate insde the machine. (especially with memory)
    (Personally I would shoot for 3200 but for general use there would probably be no noticeable performance loss with the 2700)
    Cheers, qldit.
     
  4. qldit

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    G'day, I just had a look at that motherboard spec, I would not suggest fitting anything other than matched sticks of 3200 as the brands reccomended.
    You have a performance system, don't cripple it with odd generic memory.
    qldit.
     
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