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Old 02-23-2006, 11:03 AM   #1 (permalink)
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My bro posted this for me but with an error, so i'm posting it again (just in case you've read something similar), below are my options:

Option 1: 256MB PC2700 DDR-SDRAM + 512MB PC3200 DDR-SDRAM

Option 1 would clock the system bus at 333MHz, but with a total of 768MB of RAM.


Option 2: 512MB PC2100 DDR-SDRAM + 512MB PC3200 DDR-SDRAM

Option 2 would clock the system bus at 266MHz, but with a total of 1GB of RAM.
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Old 02-23-2006, 12:16 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I don't think there would be a very significant difference. You should try both and just benchmark using 3DMark or PCMark or something to see which is gonna give you a little better performance.

Also, why don't you buy another stick of PC3200. It's so cheap nowadays, that I think it would be worth it.
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I tried using fresh diagnose (and another benchmarking program- i think it was 3DMark, but everytime i initiated the test, my pc crashed, i'll try it again though).

I would buy another PC3200, but i'm soooo low on cash at the mo it's not really that much of a high priority- i'm cool configuring with the sticks i have at the mo.
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