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    Hi,

    I recently came by some spare RAM that would fit my desktop.

    Only problem is that at the moment, I have 2 sticks of 256mb at 400mhz, and the extra RAM is 2 sticks of 256mb at 266mhz.

    So if I put it in I imagine it would all run at 266mhz.

    So which is better 1gig at 266 or 512mb at 400.

    I have an asus P4800E mb and P4 2.4 800mhz.

    Any comments appreciated..

    Matt

  • #2
    512MB at 400mhz.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    • #3
      That depends. For what I do I couldn't run off of 512MB and so it would be better to run the 1GB. Load up windows and open as many programs as you typically have open and see how much memory you are using in the task manager. If you are getting anywhere close to 512MB then I would put the other two stick of RAM in. If you are no where close then stick with the 512MB.
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      • #4
        512MB @ 400MHz. The faster the ram can communicate with the processor, etc... the better.

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        • #5
          sell all of them and buy either one 1 gig or two 512. Depends if you want to buy another 1 gig for it later. Im assuming you only have two slots.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by jjh221
            sell all of them and buy either one 1 gig or two 512. Depends if you want to buy another 1 gig for it later. Im assuming you only have two slots.
            No I have 4 slots, I just assumed that if you put in 2 x 256 @ 400 and 2 x 256 @ 266, then it will all run at 256 ???

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            • #7
              im not really sure, i just did a quick search and some reading. Your computer is running at 800mhz so your ram is running at 400 and 266. The 400 should run fine but the 266 might cause crashes. Also i think it will run at 266mhz if you use all 4. I would think that would also be true unless the ram is used seperate So if i were you id go get some RDRAM. Its expensive but wth.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Rafster
                512MB @ 400MHz. The faster the ram can communicate with the processor, etc... the better.

                My 2Cents

                Peace,

                Rafster
                So you prefer using your hard drive to store the memory if you use more than 512mb? Ya, that is much better.....
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by xBrady
                  So you prefer using your hard drive to store the memory if you use more than 512mb? Ya, that is much better.....
                  haha, that's not an issue for me, I have 2GB PC3200 (1GB, 2X512MB). But, I'd rather when my computer doesn't need all that ram, to run as quickly as possible.

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                  • #10
                    http://computer.howstuffworks.com/virtual-memory.htm
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                    • #11
                      The mere fact that you are asking this kind of question leads me to believe (I could be mistaken, it all depends on what you are doing with the PC) that you would never notice the difference in speed, so go with 1GB @ 266.
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