Which is faster?

sorry if this is asked before...
I am currently using 2x256MB (Original) Nanya PC2100 DDRRAM with CL2. My company just got some (original) Nanya PC2700 DDRRAM with CL2.5 at a pretty good price. Which one is faster? I am wonder if my system performance will get any improvment if i upgrade the above RAM. Also, are there such a thing exist PC2700 CL2?? i had broswed Kingston, KingMax and Cruial. All don't have PC2700 w/ CL2 for sale, only 2.5. If anyone had PC2700 CL2, please reply and tell me which brand and price. Same for DDR400... (again are there any DDR400 w/ CL2??)

Also, do i really need to upgrade RAM if i want to overclock my CPU (ONLY)??
My system is Intel 2.4B using Gigabyte GA-8PE800 Pro, MSI GF4 Ti4200...

Thanks in advance.

Avus
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More about which faster
  1. The faster the bus speed (2100=266, 2700=333, 3200=400, etc...). You can get any ram bus speed with any latency settings at all. Generally, to get faster memory you need higher bus speeds (higher PC number) and lower latency settings (lower CL, etc.).

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  2. Forgot to answer your other questions.

    You can get low latency memory from Kingston, Corsair, and OCZ. Corsair are my pick. <A HREF="http://www.corsairmemory.com" target="_new">http://www.corsairmemory.com</A>.

    And, if you want to overclock, you need better memory. If you only want to overlock your cpu and nothing else, then the only thing you can change is the multiplier, not the fsb. The fsb is tied directly to your memory speed. So, to get the best clock speed, you're going to have to mess with the memory too. Get the fastest memory you can to get the best overclocking. You can't scrimp on anything when you want power.

    XP 2500+ Barton @ 198x11.5@.185v
    Thermalright SLK-800
    Thermaltake Smartfan II
    A7N8X Dlx
    2x512MB Corsair PC3200
    MSI GF3Ti500@265/570
    2x80GB 7200RPM Maxtor
    Soundstorm
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