Thread: PC2100 or 2700
June 22nd, 2002, 01:14 PM #1
PC2100 or 2700
This is the MoBo that I have MSI KT3 ULTRA (MS-6380E-010) VIA KT333 DDR ATA133 SocketA MOTHERBOARD
What my question is, the specs on the motherboard says, it will accept DDR266/333 (PC2100/2700)
So is it better for me to get 2700, will I be able to get full use out of 2700 DDR. without over clocking. Or should I just stick with the 2100?
Last edited by upinya; June 22nd, 2002 at 01:24 PM.
June 22nd, 2002, 01:19 PM #2
Get the PC2700 if you can
I'm sure that this MoBo has a divider that will make the memory work at full speed @166MHz while the FSB stays at the default 133MHz ...
BTW, dead link
June 22nd, 2002, 01:21 PM #3
I already have 2x256 of pc/2100 Micron. Is it ok to add one more of 512 PC/2700.
Changed links, you can get the other link on "Product link" on the MoBo
Last edited by upinya; June 22nd, 2002 at 01:26 PM.
June 22nd, 2002, 01:26 PM #4
The difference between PC2100 and PC2700 exists on the KT333 chipset based MoBo, but not by a big margin. At least that what i have seen in most benches.
So your PC2100 will do fine, you don't need to spend the cash.
If you use the PC2100, you can add PC2700 stick without a problem ..But! the PC2700 stcik will work at the slower speed of the other PC2100 .. so, considering it would not be a good idea.
June 22nd, 2002, 01:30 PM #5
Thank KenKun.. you're always very, very helpfull,, and this newbie needs all the help I can get.
So basically, Don't get 2700. unless it' ALL 2700. And really,, with my MoBo,, the 2700 is NOT that big of a difference anyways?? Am I on the right track?
June 22nd, 2002, 01:34 PM #6
Yes, you're on the right track
I even saw in some benches (on your same MoBo) that the PC2100 performed better than the PC2700 .. again, a very slight difference (we're talking nanoseconds and few FPS here)
So, use the PC2100 now ... sit back, relax and enjoy your new system.
June 22nd, 2002, 05:20 PM #7
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You could go with a stick or two of Corsair 512MB CAS2 PC2700 RAM, model number CMX512-2700C2. That would be a killer machine. I've read a lot of claims from overclocker sites that this particular brand of RAM stands up to heavy useage like no other.
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