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January 4, 2010 3:04:17 PM

I have a dell dimension 2400 with a 2.4 celeron. I have a pentium 4 3.0GHZ i am installing but i dont what kind of ram that i will need to run my pc. the processor will be sustainable on the motherboard that i am useing along with the chipset i have a Dell 0F5949 motherboard. So what kind of ram should i get? PC2100 or pc2700? I am running PC3200 right now.
January 4, 2010 3:10:58 PM

You should continue using the PC3200, no reason to switch to slower ram...
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January 4, 2010 3:14:44 PM

This is what I dont understand. Many sites that I go to, depending on the processor FSB is depending on the memory that you should use. Like before I saw that with a 3.0GHZ processor I should use PC2700. Dont understand that at all.
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January 4, 2010 6:37:54 PM

You may need to upgrade your cpu cooling due to extra heat.
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January 4, 2010 9:16:00 PM

Ok thanks for helping me out. So confused :pt1cable:  about all of it. I have read so many forums on it and you guys have giving me more information on it than they have. :bounce:  SWEEET!!!!!!!!
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January 4, 2010 9:18:27 PM

Due to the extra heat that will be added. I have purchased a better case with A LOT of fans. Most likely not all needed but I want to make sure that it is ok.
Thanks guys :hello: 
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January 4, 2010 9:19:22 PM

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Any of those will work but PC3200 (ddr400) is the fastest.


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January 5, 2010 10:44:50 AM

theotherguy88 all you really need is a rear vent to counter the heat, and i wouldnt have spent that cash on such an old 478 system - its just too old and crap

make sure your motherboard supports that 3.0cpu, especially if your running a board that doesnt support a prescott and your 3.0 is a 3.0e/prescott chip etc

DDR400 is correct for the E/C series processors, and actually incorrect for the 2.4 if anything (DDR266 for FSB400 and 266/333 for FSB533 etc)
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January 6, 2010 2:05:41 AM

Actually apache, the PC was givin to me. Other than that the computer runs fine. :kaola: 
i am running pc3200 with a board that is capable of running a Pentium 4 3.06GHZ.
What I dont understand is if the specs for my computer tell to run pc2700 why is there pc3200 in the computer with no problems.
This is the site I found about the PC I have.
http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim2400/e...
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January 6, 2010 1:34:59 PM

theotherguy88 said:
Actually apache, the PC was givin to me. Other than that the computer runs fine. :kaola: 
i am running pc3200 with a board that is capable of running a Pentium 4 3.06GHZ.
What I dont understand is if the specs for my computer tell to run pc2700 why is there pc3200 in the computer with no problems.
This is the site I found about the PC I have.
http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim2400/e...


Simple really, PC3200 is its rated speed (up to 400MHz) If your system runs at a slower speed, say 333MHz it simply runs at the lower speed. Theres never any problem using ram rated at a higher speed than what you need, as long as its the same type, you just won't see any benefit from it. But like I said, since you already have it keep using it, it will not perform any worse than 2700 would.
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January 6, 2010 1:48:44 PM

theotherguy88 said:
Actually apache, the PC was givin to me. Other than that the computer runs fine. :kaola: 
i am running pc3200 with a board that is capable of running a Pentium 4 3.06GHZ.
What I dont understand is if the specs for my computer tell to run pc2700 why is there pc3200 in the computer with no problems.
This is the site I found about the PC I have.
http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim2400/e...



Since you had the thing given to you it's quite possible whoever had it before upgraded at some point and chose to use PC-3200.

The pins on the memory are the same and PC-3200 is backwards compatible with the slower specification memory.

If you were to mix the memory (not a good idea) for example and put PC-3200 in one slot and PC-2700 in the other the PC-3200 would operate at the speed of the PC-2700.
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