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Aother RAM compatability question.

By craigdexter1
May 31, 2006
  1. I currently have a MB that calls for pc2100 ram. I've been told that faster ram(PC2700 and up) will work but only run at pc2100 speed. I currently have 1 gb with a allowed total of 2gb.
     
  2. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

  3. craigdexter1

    craigdexter1 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 63

    I know that, but could I put two 1gb sticks of pc2700 in of the same brand/type and it still perform.
     
  4. N3051M

    N3051M TS Evangelist Posts: 2,115

    i think it should work, just slower because of the motherboard handleing..
     
  5. kirock

    kirock TS Rookie Posts: 1,221

    If your mobo can only go to PC2100 then that's as fast as it will go (it's a clock/chipset thing). So putting in faster RAM is pointless, unless it's actually cheaper to put in a pair of pc2700 for whatever pricing reasons (more stock, more production, etc). But going any higher would most likely cause instability and BSODs. For example going to PC3200 (i.e. DDR400) would cause the RAM to run too slow for it's intended design and it will most likely be unstable.

    Cheers.
     
  6. craigdexter1

    craigdexter1 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 63

    I'm finding pc2700 cheaper than pc2100.
     
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