Memory speeds

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Jestermask, Mar 12, 2003.

  1. Jestermask

    Jestermask WinTMBG Professional

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    I'm thinking of upgrading some stuff on my system, so here's a few questions:

    1) If my RAM speed is PC 2100, can I mix it with PC2700? Or is that a no-no?
    2) The FSB on my current processor, mobo, and memory is 266mhz. What would happen if I were to change any of those out with something that utilizes 333? Or even more with 400 or 533 for a P4? Is it even possible? Recommended?

    Inquiring minds want to know! :)

    Thanks.

    ~JM
     
  2. Jz1397-5

    Jz1397-5 XP Bad Ass

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    rule of thumb is that it will run as fast as your slowest part. but yea you can mix 2700 and 2100 ram. and you can place a 266fsb processor is something that suppports a 333fsb


    edit: gives you more of overclocking headroom.
     
  3. jonifen

    jonifen pffff...

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    adding to what Jz1397-4 said... you may not be able to put a 333mhz cpu in your board (you probably could though - depends on the board), but you could use a 333mhz board and use the 266 cpu in it afaik.

    also, you cant replace an amd with a p4 and keep using the same motherboard... it jus wont fit :p