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Old 10-27-2004, 11:07 PM   #1
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RAM- Three clock speeds

Okay, I have the following buffet of RAM

PC2700 512 MB 333
PC 2100 256 MB 266
PC 1600 128 MB 200

Since each stick is clocking itself down to the 200 mhz, would I benefit from yanking this stick out of my system?
Old 10-27-2004, 11:23 PM   #2
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It will run at the slowest speed, so you're consideration
is amount of ram need vs. speed desired - depends upon
you applications really
Old 10-28-2004, 12:41 AM   #3
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The spec:

Are useless. The real speed is stated in nanoseconds. The formula to convert time to hertz or nanosecond to megahertz.

t^-1 = f

t = seconds
f = hertz

nanosecond is 10 to the -9 power of a second.

The formula above can be used with megahertz but make sure you convert it in hertz.

You should never mix speeds because you will have stablity problems over time.

Some PC1600 memory chips can handle 266 MHz but use the formula above to verify if they can.


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