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Old 11-10-2004, 10:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default ram: fsb speed vs amount

I am running a new Abit KV8 and AMD Athlon 64 3500+ setup. I have 1 gig of ram at 400mhz, and 512mb at 333mhz. The motherboard won't let the ram run a different speeds apparently so I have 2 choices. I can...

a) run with 1 gig of 400mhz ram, or

b) run with 1.5 gigs of 333mhz ram

Does anyone know which will run better with this processor/mobo setup. Also, If I run the first setup it means I can sell that older ram I have for a couple bucks. Appreciate the advice!

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Old 11-10-2004, 10:20 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I would definitely go 1GB @ 400mhz.


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Old 11-10-2004, 10:35 PM   #3 (permalink)
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yes I would also go with

a) run with 1 gig of 400mhz ram
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Old 11-10-2004, 11:12 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I would also go with the 1GB. At those capacitys, it is best to use higher speed memory.
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Old 11-11-2004, 01:40 AM   #5 (permalink)
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If you use your system mostly for gaming, having faster memory is probably better than having more slower memory. More memory is useful if you run out of memory during normal use. I personally just need 512MB for all my apps. It really depends on your usage of the system.
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