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    Question RAM upgrade

    Hello,

    Looking to upgrade the RAM in my brothers PC to 1Gb.

    His system now,

    P4 1.8AGhz 100FSB
    Abit BD7-RAID
    2x 256Mb PC2100 RAM

    I am looking at getting 2x sticks of 512MB DDR400 PC3200 RAM (major brand) for £50 inc. vat

    Will PC3200 RAM work ok with the above mobo and CPU ?

    Want to buy the fast RAM now so i dont have to upgrade the RAM again when i upgrade the mobo and CPU

    Cheers

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    where u plan on getting that sort of ram for that sort of price?

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    HAHAHAHAH! If my exchange rates serve me right, that means you want 2 well made, brand name, 512 sticks with low latencies for somewhere in the vicinity of 110 USD (I might be off, never really good with foriegn currency)! I'm pleased with myself if I could find a really nice matched pair set for that much. Currently, the lowest price I can find for a 2x512 matched pair set is 245 for CAS 2 Geil ram(www.pricewatch.com). However, if you don't care about matching pairs (it's overrated, it really doesn't make a difference), there are plenty of cheaper options. For instance, there are GeIL 512mb sticks with acceptable timings for 94 dollars each(www.newegg.com). If you don't like GeIL, however, you could go to Mushkin, Corsair, or OCZ. Kingston is good as well but I've never personally used their memory so I can't really go on about them. Corsair is pricey, as is Mushkin, so if you want to keep with that 50 pound limit (which really isn't possible), try OCZ(104 for a 512 stick at www.newegg.com).

    Good luck and cheers, mate.

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    pc3200 should work fine - but as said above, check current prices, as its a bit expensive atm

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    • subucni's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus A8N32-SLI Deluxe
      • CPU:
      • Athlon 64 X2 4800+
      • Memory:
      • 2gb of generic DDR1 rubbish
      • Storage:
      • Nothing special
      • Graphics card(s):
      • 512mb ATI 4870
      • PSU:
      • Corsair HX520
      • Case:
      • CM Storm Scout
      • Operating System:
      • WinXP 32bit
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell U2311H + 19" Hanns.G Dual setup
      • Internet:
      • 20mb VirginMedia
    maybe we're all reading it wrong and he meant "£50 inc vat each" but still you're gonna be hard pushed to find them that cheap

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