Memory speeds

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

  1. Jestermask

    Jestermask WinTMBG Professional

    Colorado, USA
    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! :)


  2. Jz1397-5

    Jz1397-5 XP Bad Ass

    Philadelphia PA
    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...

    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