upgrading ram - looking for resources

  • jonathaw
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hey all,

i was think about upgrading my ram from the 256 mb it currently sits at.

i'm looking for a previous thread that i read here on ozzu.com the other day but i can't seem to find it now. it was a fairly exhaustive article on different speeds, compatibility with the cpu, etc. if anyone could find this again it would be great.

also, i'm wondering how to find out what ran speeds my cpu will take. i lost the documentation between and i can't find it on the intel site. i have an intel pentium 4 1.80 ghz in a dell box from about three years ago.

thanks for any help anyone can offer.

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The thing with RAM is even if you buy RAM that has the ability to run at a faster clock speed than your CPU, the RAM speed will lower itself to make them compatible.
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hey enigma,

i understand that the memory would 'underclock' depending on the cpu but i don't want to buy PC5600 (an extreme example, i lnow) if it's going to fall back to PC2100. so, how do i determine what works best with my cpu? thanks again.

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Have you looked at the RAM currently in your system?
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PC3200 is going to be fine for any new AMD or Intel Processor, except for on LGA775 when DDR2 is necicarry, then PC4100 will work fine.

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Open your system, find the motherboard model, go to your mobo manufacturer website and download your mobo manual. It will tell you what type of memory your system needs. Check eBay or Pricewatch.com for memory pricing. :) (my suggestion)

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