Memory Speed Compatibility
Well I am new here and I needed an answer to these questions, I
couldn't really find anything related, probably because this question is so simple... but I am sort of a novice in comp building, modifying, etc so try not to judge me too harshly.
Well here goes, I am going to be coming into some money tomorow (it is my B-day) and I want to upgrade my memory, my motherboard supports PC2100, PC2700, and PC3200 (max). Right now I have 768 MB of PC2700 DDR RAM, I would like to upgrade to like 1 gig of PC3200 or maybe more depending on how much I want to spend. My real confusion however is if I can just add the gig of PC3200 memory or if I must take out the 2700? The only other thing I was puzzled about was whether or not I need to buy ECC memory or if it is acceptable to buy non-ECC memory. It seemed hard to find ECC memory for my specs and it was expensive... Thanks alot for any helpful info, I must say this community seems to have some really intelligent people.
PS: I built this computer (my first) with the help of my Uncle, which is why I don't know everything you might expect from a custom comp builder. I am going to be attempting to build my little step brother a gaming computer with money he has saved up, so I may need some advice from the community later on.... I was thinking that I could get my price limit and make a general layout, then present it to the community and see what everyone thinks... sound ok?
Sorry about the long post, I had a lot on my mind and needed to ask all these questions and getting a hold of anyone (my uncle, teachers, etc) that could help is a bit of a pain. So thanks in advance for any help that can be given.
Ares6735 (real name is Dan if anyone prefers it)