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Old 07-30-2004, 04:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello guys, I am currently running an AMD Athlon XP 2500 with 384 MB of 2100 DDR RAM. I am using a Giga-Byte GA-7N400V-L mobo and it supports Dual Channel DDR. I am on a tight budget right now and i want to upgrade my memory. Should I get more 2100 DDR ram(512 stick of 2100) or buy one 512 stick of 3200? My board has 4 dimm slots, and I currently have 3x128mb of the 2100. DOes having 896 MB 2100 beat having 512 3200? Thank you.

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Old 07-30-2004, 04:19 PM   #2 (permalink)
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it depends for gaming 2100 is already pretty fast and u generally want as much ram as u can get so i dunno but i think id stick with 2100


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Old 07-30-2004, 04:20 PM   #3 (permalink)
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So your CPU is the AMD Athlon XP 2500 + *333FSB* Barton (1.83GHz) + AMD Heat Sink Fan?

If so I would say get one stick of 512MB PC3200 and overclock your CPU to 2.2GHz (depending on current CPU temperature.)
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Old 07-30-2004, 04:56 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Or if you don't want to OC you can just get DDR333, which will run assymetrical with the FSB and provide optimum performance at stock settings

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Old 07-30-2004, 09:03 PM   #5 (permalink)
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get another stick of 128MB (same speed n same brand) ram to make it run two dual channel.

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