MSI - Via KT4v Memory Upgrade

  alisp 14:28 04 Nov 2004

I'm thinking of uprgading my existing memory from 512MB to 1GB. The literature which came with the motherboard (MS-6712) states that memory can be increased by using PC2700, PC2100 or PC1600 DDR modules

However, As supplied by Evesham, the exising memory in my computer is PC3200 DDR.

"Crucial" doesn't reccommend anything above PC2700 DDR.

I run Windows XP home edition with SP2.

Should I order my new memory to match the existing (i.e. PC3200) or follow the supplied literature (PC2700 max.)?

Many thanks.

  xania 15:40 04 Nov 2004

If the mobo does not support the higher speed, all RAM will operate at the lower speed so you're just wasting money. When you bought your PC, Evesham probably had a surfeit of PC3200 so put one in to save time, but I would now buy PC2700 for the balance - there's no reason why they won't sit together perfectly well, running at the slightly slower but perfectly acceptable speed

  alisp 17:01 04 Nov 2004

That's great news Xania. Thanks for the quick response.

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