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PC2700 DDR vs PC2400 DDR vs PC2100 DDR

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October 19, 2001 8:42:46 PM

What kind of performance gap is there between each of PC2700, PC2400, PC2100? Also are there any particular boards that take advantage and is overclocking needed?
October 19, 2001 9:10:59 PM

PC2700 is only supported by future chipsets. I'm not sure if you could use it for overclocking, but there's not really any point.

PC2400 is really only for overclockers. It'll help you get above the normal 133 FSB.

PC2100 is the standard memory type. If you're not overclocking, get this.

I always recommend <A HREF="http://www.crucial.com" target="_new">Crucial</A> for memory, because it's high quality and their service is excellent. Other good memory is Kingmax, Corsair, Mushkin and OCZ.

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October 20, 2001 1:38:56 PM

wha no micron??

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October 20, 2001 3:37:42 PM

I ask about the PC2700 because I just saw it on www.pricewatch.com

As with the PC2400, can I assume that with motherboards that have FSB of 200mhz, 266mhz, and 300mhz that the overclocking would not be an issue and the PC2400 would be the memory of choice? Or would I still just want to stick with the PC2100.

As you may or may not have gathered, I am not an overclocker person
October 22, 2001 6:05:45 PM

PC2700 is not supported by every motherboard.

Micron does not make sticks of RAM, they make the chips. If you want to buy individual chips and solder them onto PCB yourself, then go for Micron :) 

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October 22, 2001 6:58:04 PM

Micron=Crucial.


Not to be rude but...
Read the top left hand corner of there homepage for crucial. "A Division of Micron"

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October 22, 2001 9:10:38 PM

MICRON AND CRUCIAL ARE NOT THE SAME THING

Ok, I got that out of my system :) 
Crucial is owned by Micron and uses their chips in the RAM they make. However, lots of other companies also use Micron chips.

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October 23, 2001 1:46:20 AM

I stand corrected... Yes other companies use Micron.

Either way use Crucial for all or your SDRAM needs because even though they are a division of Micron they have access to data that Micron has with the other producers that use Micron. They can answer a lot of questions if the stick of memory you have has Micron chips on it. (Even really old stuff.)

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October 23, 2001 10:24:48 AM

u sure that PC2700 isnt completley backwards compatible with all PC2100 ddr mobos?


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October 23, 2001 4:22:06 PM

It might be, but they wouldn't use the bandwidth (except for extreme overclocking), so what's the point?

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October 23, 2001 11:27:25 PM

Point? doesnt always have to be a point...

get it for the GLOAT FACTOR. i.e. my enermax 550W...

did i mention i have one of the most powerful PSU's u can possibly get? *GRINS*


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October 25, 2001 3:57:56 AM

This is not a direct response to anyone, but....

You do realize that PC 2700 is exactly the same thing as PC2400?

Here's the deal, PC 2400, or OC'ing ram, is certified for use at 150Mhz DDr at CAS 2. Now in my experience this ram runs perfectly fine at 166Mhz DDR at Cas 2.5. You'll notice of course that the PC 2700 sticks are only CAS 2.5. 2700= Marked up (rip off) 2400.

hope i didn't piss anyone off there.


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October 25, 2001 6:43:48 AM

possibly...
but PC2100 cas2.5 can usually run at 2 (if a decent brand)
and PC2400 is cas2
im still thinking PC2700 will go further than PC2400.


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