Quick RAM question

Hi

I have a Pentium 4 1.7Ghz computer with a Matsonic MS9147C motherboard

Until recently, it had 2 x 128MB PC2100 RAM giving it 256MB in total and the PC ran fine for my needs. However, one of the sticks has now just about died on me so I am going to replace it.

I am likely to upgrade the whole computer within the next year, and use a higher speed RAM (eg. PC2700 / PC3200) so it makes sense to get a stick of that speed now. However, I also wish to keep me current 128MB stick in at the moment (which is PC2100) to have 384MB.

My question is, if I do buy a faster type (say, PC2700 or PC3200) will they just be downclocked to PC2100 when I put them in or would they only work with their own speed?

Thanks, Dave

  Chris..b 09:44 05 Nov 2004

RAM only works at the speed the motherboard will allow so buy the same as what the manufactures fitted

  Chris..b 09:44 05 Nov 2004

RAM only works at the speed the motherboard will allow so buy the same as what the manufactures fitted

I built the computer myself and used PC2100 because that was what I had spare from my old computer. The motherboard dose support up to PC3200

just checked, it will only support up to PC2700. If I buy that, will it downclock to PC2100 if used with my other 128MB PC2100 stick?

  BigMoFoT 10:00 05 Nov 2004

More than likely it will clock the memory down yes but it may cause your system to be a bit unstable....

If and where possible I would use memory of the same speed/quality/brand

oh well...I'll just order PC2100.

Thanks for the responces.

Dave

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