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Old 06-01-2005, 06:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a 512mb chip of PC2100 Ram and 512mb chip of DDR400

I want to have them working at their highest possible performance. My motherboard is the Asus A7N8X-X.

What settings and physical slots should I use?
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Im pretty sure you mobo doesnt use dual channel, so it doesnt matter which slots you use.

Your DDR400(PC3200) Ram will underclock itself to PC2100.

For optimization: There really isnt anything, unless you had another stick of PC3200 (or the maximum of what your mobo can support).
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so if I buy another stick (1Gb) of DDR400 what percentage boost will I get?
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Your motherboard uses PC3200. 3200 is the data transfer rate for the RAM (3200MB/s).

So, that means that your RAM will be able to transfer data at 3200MB/s instead of 2100MB/s.
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There is just so much to keep up with. I thought I was getting good at all this PC stuff but when you take something that seems simple like memory there are alot more things that have to be known.

Would I be best taking out the PC2100 until I get another stick?
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Yeah, it will slow down the 3200.

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So will the slower but larger quantity be worse than the smaller quantity but higher speed?
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just get another stick of ddr400

that pc2100 stick has to go
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