Can i put 2700 ram into 3200

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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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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.
  4. 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
  5. Yeah.

    This is the mobo and upport 3200/2700 and 2133. ;)
  6. so i can put all four in then?

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

    thanks again
  7. Yeah u can and since the configuration is with all 4 slot populated I think that u will see a little performance increase.
  8. 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
  9. Check the manual of the mobo for the dual channel configuration that's the best way.
  10. 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.
  11. thanks!!

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

    thanks
  12. 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 !
  13. thanks so much guys

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

    thank again guys!!

    speak soon

    Dan
  14. Your welcome let me know how this works.
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