A few Quick Questions about DDR ram

Ok, My Soyo Dragon + has 3 Slots, and can handle 3 GB of memory.
I am going to buy Crucial Memory Pc2100 DDR.. i read some where that they chips have to be put in by Pairs.. i am planing on Buying 2 512mb chips and when i need more i will use the last slot for a 1 GB chip when they are available....will this work!!

later, Rob

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  1. Yes it will work when the 1 GB sticks are available. Just don't mix manufacturer. The circutry between mixed manufacturers could give you undesirable results. I hope you aren't running Win 9x/Me (512 MB limitation). W2k & XP can handle up to 3 GB of DRAM I think.

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  2. Yes, good point...i do have Windows XP Professional.... Ok so it will work if i stick with Crucial all the way
    When will the 1 GB chips Be available
    Another Quick question... i have the Soyo Dragon + and i think it says PC2100 DDR ram... if i plan on over clocking do i have to get like PC2400 or something like that


    Thanks.. Rob

    Once you go AMD, You never Go back!!
  3. Increasing the frequency of DRAM provides you with the needed bandwidth. So, if you are planning on overclocking get the broadest bandwidth and best quality DDR you can afford. PC2700/DDR333 DDR is currently the memory of choice for those in the DDR arena. Premium DDR isn't cheap, so I prefer Cosair memory. Corsair does have a 1G stick, but in PC2100 only. I'm not sure where to find 1G sticks of PC2700, see the links for more info.

    <A HREF="http://www.overclockers.com.au/techstuff/r_twinmos_pc2700/" target="_new">DDR2700</A>
    <A HREF="http://www.corsairmicro.com/main/products.htm" target="_new">Cosair Memory</A>

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  4. well, im probley not going to overclock. AMD Xp 2000+ im sure will run much better then the Garbage im running now... i have an Emachines 533mhz Celeron procesor with 15 GB HD and 128 Mb, onboard sound and Video (hahah) 8x cd-r, 17" nec monitor

    my new system is going to be Xp2000+, Soyo Dragon +, 80gb Maxtor HD, three 512mb Chips of Ram, GeForce 4 ti4600, VG181 LCD monitor, TDK 32X Cd-RW,
    I think this new guy should blow my crap out of the water

    The only thing i haven't decided on was the CPU Cooler, alot of people say choose the Alpha 8045... but i haven't seen reviews on it be used to cool anything that high


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