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Celeron CPU and Memory Question

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May 24, 2006 12:54:41 AM

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.
Thanks.

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May 24, 2006 4:02:10 AM

It may, depends on the chipsets used and the ram dividers provided in the bios. Honestly though, it really won't matter performance-wise if the ram runs at pc1600 or pc3200, as your cpu is still running at only 100 MHz fsb.
May 24, 2006 6:34:01 AM

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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.
Thanks.


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 :) 
!