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Ok Guys, I am putting a scrap system with a P4 2.8 Northwood. When it comes to ram, I have 1 1gig pc2100 and 2 512 pc2700. The mother board I bought has only 2 ram slots. So would I be better off using 1 gig of pc2100 or 512 pc2700?? Thanks
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Which OS are you planning to use?

The motherboard likely doesn't even support Dual Channel... In that case, I'd try the 1GB PC2100 stick and one of the 512MB PC2700 sticks. The extra RAM offsets the speed difference. If the mobo DOES support dual channel, it's becomes a closer call, and in that case I'd probably go for the 512MB PC2700 sticks in dual channel.

Or... look for a decent 2GB DDR400 (PC3200) kit and sell these. With some luck, it might not cost you too much.
    
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And I already ordered this, it's due tomorrow.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813138262
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