performance issue with ram question

Discussion in 'Abit' started by SL, Nov 21, 2003.

  1. SL

    SL Guest

    Hello group,

    I have the KD7A with 3 sticks of generic pc2100 ram. Each stick is 256meg.
    I plan on giving them in trade with my boss for other items. But it only
    might be 2 sticks. Thats the limit for his Compaq pc. Now, I have the
    advantage of purchasing two more sticks of ram.

    What Im wondering is the performance gain of going from 2100 to 2700 or
    possibly 3200 ram. Forget about the third stick of pc2100. I can use that
    as trade at my local computer show towards the 2700 or 3200.

    Is there a noticable gain in just upgrading the type of ram as opposed to
    the quantity? You know, lots of slower ram is better than a little of great

    Will 512meg pc2100 be blown away by 512meg of pc2700 etc?

    Thanks group,

    Other pc stuff:
    2000+ Tbird
    80 gig 7200 HD
    Ati 9500 Pro
    Win XP Pro
    SL, Nov 21, 2003
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  2. SL

    Me Guest

    If you simply change the ram and nothing else then the PC2100 ram will
    exactly the same as the PC2700 ram.
    The PC2700 ram will simply be running at PC2100 speeds.
    It may, however give you the option of running the ram at a higher FSB.
    Me, Nov 22, 2003
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  3. SL

    - HAL9000 Guest

    Absolutely not.

    In general, if your planned upgraded component isn't twice as fast as
    it's predecessor - then the observed performance change will usually
    be almost undetectable. A performance improvement factor of 3 will be
    very noticeable - even "blown away". 2700/2100 gives only a 28%
    memory performance improvement.


    Motherboard Help By HAL web site:

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    - HAL9000, Nov 22, 2003
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