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domyue

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I would like to know something about RAM upgrading...But firstly I'll tell you my system details:

P4 2.4ghz (Northwood)
Ram #1 : PC2100 256mb
Ram #2 : PC2300 256mb

As you can see, the RAM modules are mixmatched (PC2100/2300) to make 512mb...So is it worth upgrading this RAM to 2 of the same PC2700 256mb (=512 mb)??
Or even 2 of PC2700 512MB (=1 gig) ??

Is it even worth it for this old PC (2 years old)...I would imagine it was best to just save this £100 and use it to build a PC a few months later??

Oh and one more thing!! Should I wait for the BTX and new SATA drives to come out before I build or should I just stick with the present ATX??

Thanks for looking!
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Howdy:

Before you do anything, you are going to have to find out just what your mobo can handle!!

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My mobo can handle up to PC3200 i think, but it can definitely do PC2700 (recommended by crucial) and that's the one I wanna stick with really
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Make and model of your motherboard?? or your system make/model??

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Well, according to the MSI site, you can put up to 1GB per slot to a max of 3GB ram.. along with anywhere from 2700 to 3200..

As for doing that upgrade, depending on your processor, you may or may not be better served upgrading the memory.. Totally up to you!!

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