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Want to replace my motherboard, processor, and ram need help.

By awsskater892
Jul 7, 2006
  1. awsskater892

    awsskater892 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 96

    Im guessing they dont work together right
     
  2. KingCody

    KingCody TS Evangelist Posts: 992   +8

    DDR ram says nothing, be more specific: brand, model, speed, number of sticks and what size they are
     
  3. awsskater892

    awsskater892 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 96

  4. awsskater892

    awsskater892 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 96

    compatible??
     
  5. KingCody

    KingCody TS Evangelist Posts: 992   +8

    those are cheapo-depot RAM sticks, but should still work fine
     
  6. awsskater892

    awsskater892 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 96

    oh really, thats great now i dont have to spend more money!!. but Even though they're cheap, are they still considered fast?
     
  7. KingCody

    KingCody TS Evangelist Posts: 992   +8

    yes and no...

    they have a fast clock cycle speed of 200MHz, but they operate at loose timings.

    RAM is like a CPU, the clockspeed isn't that important because it's how much it can do within each clock cycle that determines it's performance. think of your RAM sticks as a celeron processor, it can run at a fast clock speed, but cannot compare to a Pentium4 at the same clock speed. the P4 will blow it away.

    a RAM stick that operates at fast speeds and tight timings is a "fast" RAM stick. your RAM operates a fast speeds, but slow timings.

    i hope that helped explain it a little better
     
  8. awsskater892

    awsskater892 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 96

    Yes it did, thanks, but how much slower will it be? in comparison to a good set of 512 sticks.
     
  9. awsskater892

    awsskater892 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 96

    meaning 2 x 512mb.
     
  10. Tedster

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

  11. cloud0777

    cloud0777 TS Rookie

    I found an awesome mobo on Newegg.. ECS c-19.. that thing call handle 16gb of memory... Endless possiblities with this board... Only 77.00 .. Dont know about the ECS company... I stick with ASUS...
     
  12. KingCody

    KingCody TS Evangelist Posts: 992   +8

    it's a long read, but this article explains RAM timings and how they affect peformance
     
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