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im in a situation where im going to buy dual channel PC3200 to combine with my
2x512 PC2700 and the PC3200 will only go as fast as the PC2700 as ive heard so what would be faster
1 gig of dual channel PC3200
or
2 gig of PC2700
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post #2 of 9
Take out your pc2700, and get some cheap dual channel pc3200

If you are tight on money, and don't wana overclock much I would recommend Corsair Value 2x1gb, or Patriot Signature Series 2x1gb.
    
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that 2700 is killing you, you could always try and put some 3200 in there just to get you by, 2 gig will be better if you play fear, bf2 etc. Once you get the two more sticks of 3200 you can replace the 2700 at a later date. Remembering that 4 sticks will hurt overclockability and 2 x 1gb sticks would be the key for 2 gig if possible.
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post #4 of 9
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Originally Posted by sneakmonkey
im in a situation where im going to buy dual channel PC3200 to combine with my
2x512 PC2700 and the PC3200 will only go as fast as the PC2700 as ive heard so what would be faster
1 gig of dual channel PC3200
or
2 gig of PC2700
I have pretty much the identical setup and was just in the same situation. I ended up buying 2x512 PC3200 OCZ stuff. Benchmark wise you will not see any performance gain..but if you are playing Battlefield 2 and F.E.A.R. or other memory intensive games it definately helps to have the 2gb. On the other hand, it will definately hinder your overclock and you probably won't be able to run that 3700+ at 2.8 with the 2700 ram. I ended up taking out my 2x512 PC2700 since I don't really play BF2 that often and I dont have F.E.A.R. (yet) and got my 3700+ running at 2.75.

Hope that helps
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post #5 of 9
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yea i was going to get the corsair value but still i cant decide the 2 gigs or 1 gig of 3200

I do mostly gaming like world of warcraft, css, COD2 etc
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post #6 of 9
IF your 2700 is good enough, you shoudl be able to run at 3200 speeds. You could always buy a GB of pc3200 and sell your current ram and buy more later.
post #7 of 9
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how would i know if my 2700 is good enough the first stick came with my computer when i bought it at best buy and the second is viking memory
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post #8 of 9
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btw how did you get your overclock multiplier to 13? my max for 3700 SD is 11
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post #9 of 9
You don't, you can only lower the multiplier on athlon 64s.
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