pc3500 ddr vs pc3000 ddr

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by quechubin, Dec 7, 2002.

  1. quechubin

    quechubin Guest

    a friend of mine asked me what the difference between pc3500 ddr and pc3000 ddr was. i have no idea. so could somone help us out. she would also like to know what the numbers after pc mean. thanks in advance.

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  2. Eck

    Eck .user

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    PC 3000 DDR is made to run up to 366MHz and has an effective bandwidth of 3 gigabytes per second. PC 3500 DDR is made to run up to 433MHz and has an effective bandwidth of 3.5 gigabytes per second. 3000 = 3 GB, 3500 = 3.5 GB, see how it works?
     
  3. quechubin

    quechubin Guest

    thanks

    thanks, Eck, my friend and i both found your post very helpfull. once again, thank you.

    quechubin
     
  4. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

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    in case you don't already know, the memory will only run as fast as the motherboard suports. ie. no reason to buy pc3000 if the motherboard will only run it at pc2100.