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2.4c with 2700

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FattyMcNastyXK

Bambam's soldier
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Sep 9, 2002
Location
Bartlesville,OK
I plan on getting a 2.4c and maybe a motherboard in a month when I have the money but the only memory I have is pc 2700 and can't really afford anything faster but I really don't want to wait until I have money for fast ram and a cpu and mobo because I just have a 1500. So I was wondering how much the 512 of pc2700 ram would make the 2.4c slow?
 

batboy

Senior Moment
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Jan 12, 2001
Location
Kansas, USA
Need more info about your current system before we can advise you on what way to proceed. I would say do not get a 2.4C first though. You should get a mobo first if your 1.5 is a socket 478. If you have a socket 423 system, then you need to get both the mobo and CPU at the same time. You should get a Canterwood/Springdale mobo if you plan on getting the 2.4C. Your RAM will get you by for a while, no problem. You'll just have to run the memory bus at a lower ratio is all. You'll take a little bit of a hit on memory bandwidth, but it'll be a huge gain over what you currently have.

EDIT: Forget what I said about getting the mobo first. The Canterwood/Springdale mobos don't support the Willamettes. You'll need to get the mobo and CPU together. Your RAM will still work ok, though.
 
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FattyMcNastyXK

FattyMcNastyXK

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All I have is AMD stuff, socket A 1500 xp. It'll be a big gain even with that memory, I'll eventually get better memory after I sell my old amd stuff.
 

batboy

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Ok, I thought you meant a 1.5 P-4... I understand now. You'll love the new dual channel DDR mobos and 800 bus P-4's. Big improvement over what you currently have... even with PC2700 RAM. Selling your old stuff and getting better RAM later on is an excellent plan.