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New processor and RAM?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by AgentJones, Sep 17, 2003.

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  1. AgentJones

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    In the next month or 2 i'm going to upgrade my athlon xp 1900+ to a barton 3000+ (400fsb). My question is will my 512meg of PC2100 ram slow the entire computer down? All the other parts in my computer are pretty fast (nforce2 MB), radeon 9800, and WB 160gig 8meg cache HD. How much of a difference will upgrading to pc3200 ram make?
     
  2. antares

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    Yes, get the PC3200 because it will be a great match for the 3000+ with FSB of 400. (y)
     
  3. McTimson

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    In order to get the CPU to run at it's full FSB, 400mhz, the memory must also be able to run at 400mhz. PC2100 can only run at 266, so yes, you should definitely get some higher speed memory.
     
  4. compilerxp

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    If you have an OLDER NFORCE board, you may not be able to run 400mhz FSB reliabily... and would need to use the 333mhz of the 3000.

    Has anyone seen any good benchmarks comparing a 333 & 400mhz AMD 3000?

    note: Its too easy to OC a 2500 to 2900~3200 speeds... Save ya about $150~200.
     
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