hi i've just got an asus a7v266-e mobo + athlon xp 1600+ i haven't bought ram yet :-( so missed out on the cheap wave recently. bugger. so my *new* system is still in parts boxes!
given the arse-achingly high ram prices at the moment, i'm tempted to get a small stick of pc1600 for now, like 128mb for about £16 (~USD23) rather than the £60 (~USD86) i'd currently pay for 256mb pc2100!!
if i do this and get my pc2100 later, can i mix the two? is the mobo just gonna run the ram bus @200 mhz instead of 266 like i hope it will? or will it spit the dimms back at me and not run at all?
or is this exercise just a waste of time?
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It'll run at PC1600 speeds, so I recommend that you buy 128MB of PC2100 for now, and add more later.