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Is pc2100 RAM compatible with a pc3200 board

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June 14, 2011 7:20:30 PM

i bought 2x 1 gig pc2100 ram sticks, will this work with my board? the stock ram sick is a pc3200 and is 512mb
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June 14, 2011 7:25:03 PM

What motherboard? What type RAM? DDR? DDR2? DDR3?
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June 14, 2011 7:29:06 PM

i have no idea how to check what motherboard i have, and its jjust DDR 266 1 gig stick i install it it turns on beeps and wont boot. the RAM already in it is a 512mb DDR pc3200
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June 14, 2011 7:34:07 PM

The PC 2100 RAM is not as fast as the PC3200. You might have better luck if you slow the PC3200 down to PC2100 speeds in the BIOS. Or it may be that your motherboard won't support the PC2100 ram.
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June 14, 2011 7:43:01 PM

can you tell me how to do that?
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June 15, 2011 1:16:56 PM

If your computer is a pre-built (HP, Dell, Gateway, Cmpaq etc.) probably not as they lock their BIOS's. If you built it, I suggest you look in your motherboard manual for info on updating your particular BIOS.
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