i am putting together a system from a bunch of spare parts i have lying around.i have a question on the memory i need for it.
Biostar P4M80-M4 motherboard
Celeron 2.5GHZ processor 400MHZ FSB (Not P4)
the board takes PC3200 ram.
Will the ram run at this speed with this processor? The Board i took the processor from had PC2100 on it.
By default, your RAM should run @PC1600(100MHz). The PC3200 will down
clock to that speed, so you shouldn't worry about that. If the motherboard
allows you to run the ram @ 133 or higher, then do so. The more
bandwidth the better. The RAM can handle it, and it won't hurt. And to
answer the question, no, the RAM won't run @200...the motherboard
won't give you a high enough divider to hit 200, unless you do some
very heavy-duty overclocking to your CPU. GL