Will PC2700 Ram

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by neoterixx, Jun 20, 2003.

  1. neoterixx

    neoterixx Guest

    Work on a motherboard with pc2100, will it just down the speed, will it work?:cool:
  2. jumpy

    jumpy Guest

    Yes, just at the speed of the 2100 :)
  3. neoterixx

    neoterixx Guest

    cool :cool: thats all I wanted to know!
  4. LeeJend

    LeeJend Moderator

    Fort Worth, TX
    An advantage is that the 2700 will be fast enough so you can set it for 266 mHz @ CL 2.0 in bios and pick up an improvement. Most 2100 ram isn't stable at CL 2.0.
  5. neoterixx

    neoterixx Guest

    I just want the ram to be compatible with newer technologies later.
  6. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

    Between Austin and Tampa
    you'll be fine :)

    if you REALLY want new stuff... get pc3200 :) the price difference is not that big from pc2700 - 3200 ... but much bigger than from pc2100-3200 :)

    check out the prices and performance likely in a future upgrade and purchase accordingly :D
  7. silky62678

    silky62678 Guest

    Is there a setting in the BIOS to set the CL2.0? I have Kingston 256MB DDR400 PC3200 CL2.5
  8. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

    Sacramento, CA
    yeah, your board has a few different settings to mess with regarding memory latency. they're under "advanced chipset features" in your bios. set "memory timing" to user defined. then you can set "sdram active to precharge delay", "sdram ras to cas delay", "sdram ras precharge delay" and "sdram cas latency" (CL) to lower numbers.

    if your pc3200 is running at 266mhz, you might be able to set those four variables all to '2'. that's what i've done with mine as you can see in my sig. :) otherwise, maybe 4-3-3-2 or something. experiment.

    [edit] for typographical errors :(
  9. silky62678

    silky62678 Guest

    Sweet, ill play with it some, thanks:)