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Old 04-23-2005, 08:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 1gb DDR333 RAM or 1.5gb DDR200 RAM?

ok, currently i have 1gb RAM in my computer (1 x 512mb and 2 x 256mb dual channeled). I'm thinking about replacing my 2 x 256mb sticks of RAM with 2 x 512mb of RAM but I saw an interesting chart in my motherboard manual. It has 5 columns: Number of DIMMs, DIMM1, DIMM2, DIMM3, and Max Speed. I currently have it set up: Number of DIMMs=3, DIMM1=Double Side, DIMM2=Single Side, DIMM3=Single Side, and Max Speed=DDR333. If I were to implement the replacing of those memory sticks, I would get: Number of DIMMs=3, DIMM1=Double Side, DIMM2=Double Side, DIMM3=Double Side, and Max Speed=DDR200. Obviously DDR200 is a lot slower then DDR333. Would it be better for me to stick with my 1gb DDR333 memory or go for 1.5gb DDR200 memory? Would it make that big of a difference in performance? Thanks for the help.

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Getting a DIMM with slightly less memory but higher FSB and lower latencies is more efficent then getting more memory with a slower speed.

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Old 04-23-2005, 09:31 PM   #3 (permalink)
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ddr333 and 200 both suck

but if you want the unsuckier of the suckers, then get the ddr333

more than 1 gig won't help you at all

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Old 04-23-2005, 10:49 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Really, you should scrap it all and go for DDR400. Believe me, its worth it. PC2700 and PC2100 are old news now. DEFINATELY don't get the DDR200.
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