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memory question for upgrading my KT3 Ultra2 mb

Discussion in 'AMD Thunderbird' started by Jim, Jul 27, 2004.

  1. Jim

    Jim Guest

    Hi - I have an MSI KT3 Ultra2 board, currently housing an AMD 1800+
    and 256Mb 2700 ram.

    I want to upgrade my system and have heard this board will support an
    AMD xp 3000 333FSB with a bios upgrade.

    I am also thinking of upgrading to a gigabyte of ram.
    My existing 2700 256Mb currently occupies 1 slot of my 3 memory slot

    My questions:
    1. would it be best to get 1 x 1Gb or 2 x 512mb dimms? I can get an
    unbranded 2700 1Gb cheaper than the cost of 2 x 512Mbs... is there any

    2. since I'm not going to be overclocking, just going with best
    standard settings, would there be any advantage with going with
    branded memory, or should unbranded 2700 memory be fine?

    3. would there be any advantage/disadvantage, of including my old
    256Mb dimm along with the new 1Gb (in either 1x1Gb or 2x512 formats) ?

    4. can anyone suggest a better upgrade option?

    Thanks :)
    Jim, Jul 27, 2004
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  2. Jim

    neopolaris Guest

    1: don't crosspost so much.

    2: Don't chince out on the memory. It's a crap-shoot otherwise. Get 2
    branded sticks of 512, set the to speed and forget about it.
    neopolaris, Jul 28, 2004
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    Wes Newell Guest

    By all means get the one stick of 1 gig, but I wouldn't get PC2700. Get
    something faster . It should be that much more.
    I'll give you my advice. Buy fast, buy cheap. Many others will disagree,
    but I've got a lot more money saved than they do.:)
    Nope. Might even cause problems. 1 Gig is more than enough.
    Get a new board that supports a 200MHz FSB and then buy a cheaper 2500+
    and clock it to a 3200+. Sell your old MB, cpu and ram as a combo on ebay.
    It'll probably end up cheaper that way too.

    Cross posting removed.
    Wes Newell, Jul 28, 2004
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