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Upgrading Memory

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by effingpot, Feb 12, 2007.

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  1. effingpot

    effingpot Thread Starter

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    Hi,
    First post here - any help appreciated.

    I'm trying to help my Mum and Dad upgrade their PC memory to help with performance.

    Here are the two PC details - looking for confirmation that I'm ordering the right stuff.

    PC 1 - MESH ELITE m800, has 2 x 512 PC3200 DDR 400MHz
    PC 2 - MESH ELITE 2.6, has 2 x 256 PC2700 DDR 333 MHz.

    Here are my questions.

    1. I assume you cannot mix 400MHz and 333Mhz memory - right? (So I cannot mix those memories)
    2. Each PC has 2 slots used and 2 slots free - does it need to be added in pairs? I guess so - not sure though.

    I'm planning on buying 2 x 512 PC3200 400MZ for PC 1 taking it to 2GB.
    And getting 2 x 512MB PC 2700 333MHz for PC 2 taking it to 1.5GB.

    Does this make sense?

    I'd normally got to amazon and get whatever is cheapest and not completely 'no-name'.

    Sound OK?

    Thanks
    Mike
     
  2. bonk

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    Welcome,

    Memory is not created equal.....get a name brand would be better....not sure of the make in them now...

    You can mix 400MHz and 333Mhz memory but it will always run at the slower of the two.

    If the PCs in question have access to the Web try here and click on Scan My System using the PCs you want upgrade and it will give you a good bench mark.

    http://www.crucial.com/index.asp USA

    http://www.crucial.com/uk/ UK
     
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