RAM PC-numbers (eg PC2100)

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  1. piratepenguin

    piratepenguin New Member

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    what do these mean, and how should I use them?

    I remember hearing you shouldn't put PC-under-cpu-clockspeed in, is this very true or should I put 256mb pc133 into my 384mb ram computer that is in desperate need for more ram? (I have PILES of ddr2 but its useless :() My CPU is an athlon xp 2600+. iirc all my current ram is PC2100.

    I'd like to know what these pc numbers mean. I also need to get my head around CAS timings or w/e one of these days.
     
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    I believe the "PC" number is the number of megabytes per second the RAM is capable of transferring.
     
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    Hmm I have lots to study.

    This is the most complicated shit ever.
     
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    speed... hertz
     
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    deusex is right...

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    From the wikipedia article I posted. The section we're interested is on the far right side - "peak transfer rate", or "the number of megabytes per second the RAM is capable of transferring".
     
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    I guess I never referred to memory as peak transfer rate.. because it means nothing, i've always referred to it is "PC800" or "PC533"" because you can't control what rate it transfers at... however you can control the frequency.
     
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  10. deusexaethera

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    It's based on MHz, but it's not MHz. :p
     

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