I believe the the memory speed doesn't matter. You just should have all the memory running at the same MHZ. Ram is pretty cheap now. Why not purchase 2 1gb chips.
I am currently operating my Pentium Dual Core 2.66 GHz PC with a 256MB DDR2 RAM (400MHz)...I wanted to replace it with a 1GB DDR2 RAM..but it has 667MHz..can it be replaced?? or do I need a RAM with 400MHz to replace my existing RAM??
I am really clueless about the "MHz" thing..please forgive my ignorance..I just copied my RAM specifications from my PC manual..
Here are some additional details. I scanned my PC with Crucial System Scanner and got the following details:
So, shall I go ahead and purchase a DDR PC3200 RAM?? Wont it conflict with my present DDR2 RAM??# Maximum Memory Capacity: 4096MB
# Currently Installed Memory: 256MB
# Available Memory Slots: 3
# Total Memory Slots: 4
# Dual Channel Support: Yes
# CPU Manufacturer: GenuineIntel
# CPU Family: Intel(R) Pentium(R) D CPU 2.66GHz Model 4, Stepping 7
# CPU Speed: 2659 MHz
Each memory slot can hold DDR PC2700,DDR PC3200 with a maximum of 1GB per slot.*
*Not to exceed manufacturer supported memory.
And, as bogart suggested, RAM is cheap. Try getting the maximum RAM your MB can support. Also, RAM speeds of 800Mhz are commonly available, so get that one if it's supported.
My motherboard supports 400MHz..But all IT stores near my home have DDR2 667 and above RAMs...nnone of them have DDR2 400 ones..what shall I do??
Shall I go with the DDR PC3200 RAM that was suggested?? but its not DDR2..
ya..may be I will have to contact the manufacturer..
EDIT: I have found out that my motherboard is Intel D865GRH
I have obtained its specifications from Intel.com..its here
can anyone look at it and help me with my RAM selection??
Last edited by rome9t9; 25 August, 2009 at 08:13 AM.
DDR400, DDR333, and DDR266 SDRAM DIMMs
So are you positive you have DDR2 in there now? Because from the looks of things your board does not support that.
From those specs, your best bet on RAM is the DDR PC3200 (DDR400) sticks.
The DDR2 thing i got was from the specifications on a website that had listed the details of the model which I purchased from LG(BTW, Lg sucks in PC field)...
But thanks for the help..I will finally get some speed on my PC..