Different ram speed modules in the same MOBO... OK?

By gwalker
Aug 10, 2005
  1. I recently upgraded to a new motherboard and I noticed that I can now use PC3200 ram... I already have 3 sticks (3x512MB) of PC2100 RAM. My question is: if I buy a stick of PC3200 RAM will that stick of ram automatically slow down to match the PC2100 RAM or will I have one stick of ram that is simply faster? Or will they not work together at all?

    Thanks for the help!!
  2. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,406

    They will all work at the speed of your slowest stick.
  3. gwalker

    gwalker TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Just the answer I was looking for thanks.

    Is the speed difference from 2100 to 3200 (is there faster?) worth it?
  4. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,406

    Depends on your system. Please fill in your profile and enter what your computer has.
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