What memory for AMD...

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CtK

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#1
AMD Athlon 1.33 266FSB
need 512mb
what memory do i need??


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ST:TNG

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#2
Step 0: Define the problem. Are you asking for advice on which brand of memory or which speed of memory or something else? Brand or speed of memory determination might go something like this:

First, pardon my ignorance, which board (if there's to be a new one) goes with which processor? The motherboard mfr usually has the final say in what RAM is recommended, what RAM will be unstable and what RAM won't work. Well maybe not the latter two, but they won't give the go-ahead on something they haven't tested. And definitely not to go with somebody they don't like, so to speak.

So, have you checked Asus website?

Next are you planning on overclocking.

Or are you planning on future expansion? Buying something faster than the bus will take, figuring it'll run at regular bus speed, but be able to use the faster RAM later in an upgrade situation.



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gechurch

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#3
Both SDR and DDR ram will work with that CPU. In fact, it will work with any Thunderbird C CPU. So it depends on what motherboard you have. Since you are running a PIII I assume you dont yet have a socket-A motherboard.

You will see an overall performance increase of (very) approximatly 10-15% using DDR ram over SDR. The SDR and DDR modules are physically different, so need different connectors on your motherboard.

If you are upgrading, Id say just go SDR, since you can use your existing 256mb module, and another one is pretty cheap.

If you decide to go DDR, then you will need to get a different motherboard. It will be a bit more expensive, but not too much compared to the extra amount you will pay for the DDR ram modules.

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CtK

New Member
#4
ok sorry
its for a new computer
i will be getting a new MB that supports DDR
so what type(PC1600 or PC2100) of RAM will i need
and whats the diff??
dont know which MB ither so
not for overclocking


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Asus CUSL2-C
P3-800eb
Mushkin 256meg PC133
Leadtek GF2 GTS 32meg DDR
Sony 17" A200
SB Live X-Gamer 5.1
Cambridge DTT2200
40Gig IBM 7200rpm
Pioneer DVD 16x/40x
Sony 10X cdr
MS Optical Mouse
& Internet KB
3COM ext 56K
WAITING FOR DSL!!
 
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54regcab

New Member
#7
What are you running that needs 512MB of ram ??

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