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Old 09-06-2005, 09:11 PM   #1
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need advice on buying ram.

Hey there.
i have a computer i want to bump from 500 to 1 gig RAM.
now, i know from the little book that came with my motherboard that it can use a 184 pin
DDR DIMM PC2700/2100/1600 SDRAM

i dont really know which one i have now.
do i need to find out? i mean, do they have to match?

i guess i would prefer get the best one, but i dont want any conflicts

so, any advice?
Old 09-06-2005, 09:49 PM   #2
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Well, if you use different clock speeds, they will all run at the SLOWEST speed.
Old 09-06-2005, 09:57 PM   #3
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is there a way to find out what i have without ripping it open?
i guess i can, i just dont like to. everything is running so smooth

Old 02-24-2006, 03:45 PM   #4
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i dont think so


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