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I have a old 1.7Ghz willy that has a FSB of 100Mhz and bus speed of 400Mhz. Should I get 133Mhz SDRAM or 400DDR?
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post #2 of 15
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Originally Posted by bentrinh
I have a old 1.7Ghz willy that has a FSB of 100Mhz and bus speed of 400Mhz. Should I get 133Mhz SDRAM or 400DDR?
A 1x512Mb DDR400 would more than likely be cheaper than PC133 new anyway and given it will be at a lower fsb than specified it will still perform better.

I would go the PC3200 'cause you can always use it later on.

cheers..and be happy not mad !
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I have both rams on my desk right now and I'm going to upgrade the willy compy. So which should I use? I read some thing about the FSB and ram....
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I agree, go with a cheap stick of pc3200, even the cheapest pc3200 should be able to run 2-2-2-5 at such a low speed.

The motherboard should automatically adjust itself and set like a 1:4 divider(if it has that option), if does not just leave it at 1:1.
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Originally Posted by bentrinh
I have both rams on my desk right now and I'm going to upgrade the willy compy. So which should I use? I read some thing about the FSB and ram....
Like I stated go with the PC3200 at 1:1 and tighten the timmings right down for maximum smiles...
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But I'm thinking....100Mhz FSB <133Mhz SDRAM = ok match -> more ram for my compy
Is that ture?
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Sorry but unless you have slots for DDR ram and SD ram you can only have one or the other, DDR is not gonna fit in SD ram slots
    
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post #9 of 15
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Originally Posted by bentrinh
I have a old 1.7Ghz willy that has a FSB of 100Mhz and bus speed of 400Mhz. Should I get 133Mhz SDRAM or 400DDR?

Can your mobo do both kinds of ram? I doubt it. SDRAM and DDR ram are vastly different, with different pin outs too and not compatible with each other. You cannot put DDR ram into an SDRAM mobo or vice versa. Some of them even have RAMBUS ram, which is yet another type of socket that's not interchangeable with the other two types. You have to get whatever type your mobo supports. I have an Asus P4T mobo with a 1.5 Willamette on it. It takes RAMBUS, so I can't put SDRAM or DDR ram into it, it just won't work or even fit!
Just guessing but yours probably takes DDR ram, I don't think P4 boards used SDRAM really because of the way the fsb works, maybe some early ones can't really remember. What's in it for ram now though?


Make sure you know what type of ram that mobo supports before you go and buy anything. If your mobo takes DDR ram, but you buy SDRAM it won't work at all.
    
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post #10 of 15
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But I'm thinking....100Mhz FSB <133Mhz SDRAM = ok match -> more ram for my compy
Is that ture?

No, actually your fsb is 100 but really it's 400 quad pumped in reality. I doubt SDRAM is what you need, probably DDR. While unlikely, just make sure your mobo isn't a RAMBUS mobo, before you go and buy DDR and get the wrong stuff.
    
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