RAM Questions..

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  1. Kyoushu

    Kyoushu きょうしゅ

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    Ok I had some ram take a shit on me and I'm going to be upgrading it soon. I have a a7n8x deluxe mobo with dual channel ram slots that I guess are supposed to greatly increase how the RAM performs. Now my question is would 2x 512mb pc3200 Corsair run better alone or should I throw in my old 512mb pc2100 along with it for 1.5 gigs of ram. I know your ram will only run as fast as your slowest so.. what im wondering is which would squeeze out the most performance?
     
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    what cpu are you using? if your cpu's FSB is 133, then it won't matter if the pc2100 is in there. However its its a 166,200 FSB cpu, the pc2100 will definately bottleneck the cpu. Also only 2 of the sticks wil run in dual channel, and it might even cause your ram to run with command per clock off (which is bad).
     
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    Kyoushu きょうしゅ

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    Well I read that even if you had a pc3200 and a pc2100 it'd automatically clock down with the rest. Im guessing it'd probably just be best to stick with my 2 new 512 in the dual channel. It's probably gonna run a lot better. Only problem is after I get my new pc3200 ram I'' have a pc2100 512 and a 128 and I just don't wanna pass it down to someone else if it would benefit my computer more. :p
     
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    Kyoushu きょうしゅ

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    AMD Athlon XP 1500+, clocks at about 1.29 ghz, I could have better though, but it's been working fine for me.
     
  5. Kyoushu

    Kyoushu きょうしゅ

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    Bump? :p
     

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