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Old 04-19-2006, 06:46 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question memory upgrade

this may have answered before, but i can't find it anywhere.....please bear with me.

can pc 3200 ddr be used in place of pc2100? i have an older gateway with an intel 845pt motherboard that uses pc2100 memory. i would like to upgrade the memory to 1gb without spending a lot ( i am a disabled vet who has to do things as cheaply as possible ). i know that memory is backward compatible if like memories are used; everything the same except for the pc____ number. will it work going back several generations? tigerdirect has pc3200 1gb on sale for $50 and that is a pretty good price. thanks for any replies. Peace and God bless. dan

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Old 04-19-2006, 06:55 AM   #2 (permalink)
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PC3200 should work fine, but it will still run at PC2100 speeds. Cheers

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Old 04-19-2006, 07:53 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Old 04-19-2006, 08:09 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Thumbs up 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
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