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Memory upgrade?

By rspar
Aug 20, 2005
  1. P4 2.66 533fsb 1mb L2
    ECS 848p-a7 mobo
    ati 850xt video
    512mb corsair 2700



    Question will I see an improvement game and overall system with another 512/2700 stick for 1g memory or going with a single 512/3200. Can't afford a 1g/3200 stick right now. Or should I stick with what I have until I can afford the 400ddr.
     
  2. Blakhart

    Blakhart TS Rookie Posts: 353

    If you are staying with that cpu, then pc2700 will do fine. Get the second 512 stick and it will play today's games noticeably better. Older games, say Tribes and Tribes2 era, will show no improvement unless you are running other apps at the same time. Older games seldome used more than say 170megs. They fit nicely into 512.
     
  3. flashmonkey

    flashmonkey TS Rookie Posts: 103

    Also, if you bump up the RAM speed you need to make sure your mobo will recognize it. If it wont, you will the throwing away your money for faster RAM when it won't register correctly and perform slower.
     
  4. rspar

    rspar TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks, all good advice I'll stay with the 2700 and add another 512 stick. The board will go ddr266/333/400.
     
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