Changing Memory?

By Maulem4
Feb 6, 2007
  1. My computer has 512mb (2x256) of PC3700 Cl3 400mhz memory I have 1gb (2x512) of PC2700 Cl1.5 333mhz memory. Can I replace the PC3700 with the PC2700?
    The computer is a Dell Dimension 3000 with windows XP

  2. zipperman

    zipperman TS Rookie Posts: 1,179   +7

    Common posting

    No one can answer that,except someone with the same motherboard.
    You need your motherboard manual to explain this option.
    "Installing ram" .
    If you don't have 1,dl a PDF version or get the ram types from the
    motherboards features.
  3. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,002   +15

  4. twite

    twite TechSpot Paladin Posts: 937

    It depends on what speed your motherboard can support. If it can only support pc2700 as the fastest speed then yes you can put the 1 gig in their and have it run faster. If the pc3200 (i assume you mean pc 3200 since that is the fastest ddr) came with the pc, then that is probably the fastest your computer will support. You will have 2 options, you can run the pc2700 , or upgrade to 1 gig of pc3200 for better performance.
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