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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by foxtracks, Dec 18, 2004.

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  1. foxtracks

    foxtracks Thread Starter

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    I have ordered a new PC which will arrive with 512MB DDR 333MHZ (PC2700). I have two spare 256MB DDR 266MHZ CL2 PC2100U Memory sticks that I would like to install in the new machine to bump up total memory. Does anyone know if these will be compatible, will they degrade overall speed, etc? Thanks! :)
     
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    They will slow down the new 333Mhz RAM to 266Mhz which will result in a performance decrease. In some case the 266Mhz RAM might be run at 333MNhz but this might cause instability. As for compatibility, some brands and models of RAM are not compatible with some motherboards; some manufacturers list some compatible RAM and some incompatible RAM on their sites. Having 1024 MB of RAM instead on 512 MB may help in some areas but not for normal use.
     
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    Thanks.
     
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