Originally posted by PiLLaGe
Hey guys, I've heard some great things about these forums from friends who have received assistance here that solved some major PC issues!
My question is the following: 1) Would it be better for me to run my 2.8ghz processor on 1.0ghz of DDR-3200 or 2.0ghz of DDR-2100?
2) Would it be possible to take my 512mb Corsair RAM and stick it with the 1gb of DDR-2100 and the 1gb of DDR-3200?
I basically have the following for use:
(2) 512 DDR-3200
(1) 1.0g DDR-2100
(2) 512 Corsair
What would be the best combination? Thanks in advance!
- David, Los Angeles
You misspelled the some stuff in #1. The 1Ghz and 2Ghz should be, 1GB and 2GB, as you corrected yourself later. That just had me confused for quite a while. Also, Its not DDR-3200, its PC-3200. DDR is the core clock speed of your memory times 2. So DDR 400 = 200x2.
1.) Thats a tough question. You could greatly benefit from twice the memory, but there is a 33% decrease in bandwidth. Personally, I would feel safer with the 1GB of PC3200 DDR400.
2.) No it would not be possible since you would need 5 RAM slots to have all 5 DIMMs in your system.
If you have the 1GB PC3200 and 1GB PC2100 in the same system, the PC3200 will be underclocked to PC2100.