thanks for the reply
first, to magouster: i was hoping that was the case. my computing needs are simple and i don't require the blazing speed of gaming and video. i understand about the speed being dictated by the motherboard; i just need the capacity for a decent price. i have used the pc3200 in a pc2700 motherboard without any apparent problems and i can save some dollars going to the pc3200. thanks again for the reply.
now, to aliasaid: it is a shame to have to ask "which war". it seems as though there is always another one, doesn't it? i spent 19 months in vietnam in 70-71 with the 9 inf div and 1 cav div. dan