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Can i put 2700 ram into 3200

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August 23, 2010 12:27:20 PM

I have a 1gb pc2700 stick that i was given.

my pc currently has DDR PC3200 x 2 512mb

can i buy another 27001gb and replace them with the 2 x 2700 1gb ram

even better, as i have 4 slots, can i put all four in?

ie, 2x512 3200 & 2x1gb 2700?

thanks

Dan

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a c 163 } Memory
August 23, 2010 2:15:49 PM

Hi newcomer and welcome to the Tom's hardware forum.

1- What mobo do u have? Check the mobo specifications for know that.
2- Both 3200 and 2700 are DDR so if u are using 3200 I think that u can install 2700 without problems.
3- Keep in mind that if u install both 3200 and 2700 the mobo only can run at the lower speed that in this case is 2700
August 23, 2010 8:07:09 PM

Hi Saint19

this is what the scan told me about the mobo:

Board: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. 8IPE1000 1.x
Bus Clock: 200 megahertz
BIOS: Award Software International, Inc. FB 08/01/2003

many thanks!!

Dan
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a c 163 } Memory
August 23, 2010 8:15:22 PM

That's not much information use CPU-Z or Everest both program can give u all the mobo information that u need for know if the RAM works in the mobo.
August 23, 2010 8:33:54 PM

cpi-z told me for the mainboard:

manu: gigabyte
model: 8ipe1000
chipset: intel i865p/pe/g/i848p
southbridge: intel 82801eb (ich5)
lpcio: ite it8712

bios
brand: award software int
version: fb


does this help?

thanks

a c 163 } Memory
August 23, 2010 8:58:25 PM

Yeah.

This is the mobo and upport 3200/2700 and 2133. ;) 
August 23, 2010 9:21:51 PM

so i can put all four in then?

will that (3gb) work faster than just the 2xgb 3200?

thanks again
a c 163 } Memory
August 23, 2010 9:32:38 PM

Yeah u can and since the configuration is with all 4 slot populated I think that u will see a little performance increase.
August 23, 2010 10:03:06 PM

thanks

at the moment they are spaced apart - 512, nothing, 512, nothing

how would i space them when i get the 2 1gb also?

thanks
a c 163 } Memory
August 23, 2010 10:12:56 PM

Check the manual of the mobo for the dual channel configuration that's the best way.
a b } Memory
August 23, 2010 10:24:38 PM

dfifield said:
thanks

at the moment they are spaced apart - 512, nothing, 512, nothing

how would i space them when i get the 2 1gb also?

thanks


Keep the like size modules in the same colored slots ! so keep the 2 - 512MB modules where they are and add the new ones to the other slots.
August 23, 2010 10:28:50 PM



thanks!!

so, 512, 1gb, 512, 1gb.. ???

thanks
a b } Memory
August 23, 2010 10:54:57 PM

From the Pic that was posted earlier by saint19 it looks like that would be the correct method -- It shows 2 orange and 2 blue slots and normally the Maker will color code them so that you know which 2 sockets are linked for dual channel !
August 23, 2010 11:01:10 PM

thanks so much guys

i am a newbie to this forum but am really impressed!!

thank again guys!!

speak soon

Dan
a c 163 } Memory
August 24, 2010 5:09:57 AM

Your welcome let me know how this works.
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