I am trying to upgrade my system, duron from pentium 3. I need new motherboard to go with my duron. I'm trying to be cheap here btw. In order to save costs I'm thinking of sticking with my pc100 ram that I have right now. What kind of performance will I loose by doing this. I can't afford DDR and I want to make sure that going for the pc133 will be worth it. Can anyone tell me what i can expect from a duron 800 matched up with pc100 ram compared to pc133 and DRR? Thx.
Since I am looking to replace my 256 pc100 (cas3) with 256mb pc133 on a duron system I want to know if the performance gain going from pc100 to pc133 would be enough.
The Clock cycle is 10 ns so isn't the standard 7.5 now?
I consider memory to be crucial part of a system.
I have 256mb 7.5 pc133 micron I paid $140 for 2 mo. ago.
I overcolcked to 149mhz and got a big perf. jump!
Now it's less then $100. 200mhz DDR is $70 for 128mb.
CAS 2 and 2-2-2 are better then 7.5 but I think there more $ then 200DDR.
Get the best you can afford or use your 100 & wait for the $ to drop.
Recomend my duron 600 (oc to 1000) or athlon 850 is cheap.
Mboard: abit or asus (oc'rs)
Read Tom's articles before buying and use pricewatch.com.
Good Luck Kelder!
Thx man, that was a big help. I think I will be replacing my pc100 with pc133 for overclocking sakes. DDR is just way too expensive right now. This machine is meant mostly for rendering so memory is a huge part of the machine.
Any brand you'd suggest I use?
<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by m_kelder on 02/12/01 02:04 AM.</EM></FONT></P>