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danlott84

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hello....i just have a simple question...i am wanting to upgrade RAM..the current sticks run at 2700...i was wondering if i buy two sticks at a higher speed would my computer support it, or does the motherboard only support a certain speed. I have an HP a622n model. so im just wondering if i can buy two faster speed ram sticks or can i only stay at 2700
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nestorey

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2700 what? Megs???? if that's the case i can't imagine yo needing any more...if you mean 270 Megs then yes you can add as much as your motherboard will hold and your processor will suck it up.
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I believe he is refering to the speed of his DDR Ram which would be 2700 or 333Mhz. It is a much better option to try and get the same speed that you already have in there. Some of the times you can get the ram to clock down to the speed of what is currently in there, but there are some sticks of RAM that just wont play (not many that i have found, but there still are some out there.)
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nestorey

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oh, uh...umm, yeah...what he said...
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yes it is ddr ram, so you are saying that i cant buy faster ram. i am just wondering if i buy two matching sticks of say..3200 ram or whatever will my system run it....i am currently running at 2700...i guess my question is will my motherboard support a faster speed of the same ram...sorry so complicated

thanx :tazz:

Edited by danlott84, 03 May 2005 - 11:59 PM.

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nestorey

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your system will run as much as the front side bus allows it to...if you find out your FSB speed you'll know your limitation...
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the processor is 400mhz front side...so you are saying that the ram speed cant exceed the processor....the ram i am running now is 333hhz, so i can run up to 400??

Edited by danlott84, 04 May 2005 - 12:06 AM.

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nestorey

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the processor doesn't determine FSB does it??? I'm pretty sure that's a motherboard thing...all i know for sure is that that's how the processor talks to the mem so if 400 mhz
is the limit then that's the fastest you can get (not too knowledgeable on the ddr speed to mhz conversion but if 2700 is what you have and that makes 333mhz then it sounds like you'v got a little space to improve...but then again I had St. Louis in 5 on the world series.
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let's simplify this:

What is your motherboard make and model?
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danlott84

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lol...thank you nestorey....st. louis had a good team

Here is my motherboard specs:
NAME:
MSI name: MS-6577 V.4
HP/Compaq name: Gamilla2-GL6E

Socket 478


Chipset
845GV


Front Side Bus (FSB)
400/533 MHz


Memory


Two DDR DIMM (184-pin) sockets
Maximum memory: 1 GB
PC2700/PC2100


Audio
Down (on motherboard) AC97 (Realtek ALC658 chipset)
Graphics
Integrated
LAN
Realtek RTL8101L 10/100 Mbps Fast Ethernet Controller


Expansion Slots
Two PCI
I/O Ports


Rear
VGA
Two PS/2
One Parallel
One Serial
Four USB 2.0
One IEEE 1394
One RJ-45 LAN
Line in, Line out, Microphone in
Other

Two USB 2.0
One IEEE 1394


Feature Codes


G-graphics down (on motherboard)
L-LAN down (on motherboard)
E-1394 down (on motherboard)
6-6 speaker mode (Dolby 5.1)

Edited by danlott84, 04 May 2005 - 09:54 AM.

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From what I can see from what you posted and what is on the net, the fastest RAM you can add to your machine is 2700. You might find that putting higher speed RAM into your machine will stop it from POSTing.
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ok...thank you very much
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No Problem
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