My dad has a Dell 2400 with 1gb(2 x 512) of pc3200(200mhz) and pc2700(166mhz) ram installed. I am thinking about upgrading but I am confused. I went to newegg and they show pc3200 ram as ddr 400. I assume the 400 means it is running at 400mhz, right? According to CPU-Z, the pc3200 ram is running at 200mhz. Why is the pc3200 ram I have installed different than the pc3200 ram Newegg has?
I am thinking about this ram:
Newegg.com - CORSAIR 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model VS1GBKIT400 - Desktop Memory
Would this work and would I see much of a difference in speed? Right now it is slower than I think it should be, takes several seconds to open firefox.
According to the Dell 2400 manual, for the memory type it shows pc2100 and pc2700 DDR SDRAM. Does this mean that pc3200 ram is not compatible? Also, there are 2 ram slots and the manual says the capacity for each slot is 512mb but the max memory is 2gb. How can I have 2gb's if each slot only accepts 512mb's?