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PC 2700 and PC 3200 Together?

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Anonymous
August 3, 2004 6:02:40 PM

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I purchased 1 GB of Crucial SDRAM - PC 3200 - for my Gigabyte Board that
came with 512 of PC 2700 SDRAM.

Am I better off just running the 1 GB stick or running the two sticks
together for a total of 1.5 GB of RAM, even though, the two sticks of
memory will run at PC 2700 speeds?

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August 3, 2004 6:02:41 PM

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I believe the answer depends on how you use the system. If you are
frequently running with high memory usage (e.g. 80% or more), the extra
memory will reduce the amount of swap space needed. However, if you rarely
use as much as 50%, and you actually clock the PC3200 at the faster speed,
using just that stick will give you better performance. If you do mix them,
put the PC2700 in slot 1 so the auto-detect works.

- Robert -

"Steve Marshall" <marshall22@mindspring.com> wrote in message
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>I purchased 1 GB of Crucial SDRAM - PC 3200 - for my Gigabyte Board that
>came with 512 of PC 2700 SDRAM.
>
> Am I better off just running the 1 GB stick or running the two sticks
> together for a total of 1.5 GB of RAM, even though, the two sticks of
> memory will run at PC 2700 speeds?
>
Anonymous
August 3, 2004 8:48:37 PM

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I would highly recommend just running the 1 GB of PC3200 unless you
absolutely need the extra memory. The reason is you are going to have
more bandwidth for data flow and end up with less bottle necks.

----
Nathan McNulty


RobD wrote:
> I believe the answer depends on how you use the system. If you are
> frequently running with high memory usage (e.g. 80% or more), the extra
> memory will reduce the amount of swap space needed. However, if you rarely
> use as much as 50%, and you actually clock the PC3200 at the faster speed,
> using just that stick will give you better performance. If you do mix them,
> put the PC2700 in slot 1 so the auto-detect works.
>
> - Robert -
>
> "Steve Marshall" <marshall22@mindspring.com> wrote in message
> news:%23rt8WTZeEHA.3840@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>
>>I purchased 1 GB of Crucial SDRAM - PC 3200 - for my Gigabyte Board that
>>came with 512 of PC 2700 SDRAM.
>>
>>Am I better off just running the 1 GB stick or running the two sticks
>>together for a total of 1.5 GB of RAM, even though, the two sticks of
>>memory will run at PC 2700 speeds?
>>
>
>
>
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