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Thread: Using PC100 RAM in current DDR Motherboards??




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    I was wondering if it is possible to use the old PC100 RAM in a current setup with say an AMD XP2000 and motherboard. Granted there would be a huge performance hit if it is possible, but it would reduce the imidiate expense in an upgrade for a while, and I could get up an running and buy the DDR Ram later on

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    No they use different slots. Totally different architecture. DDR ram has one key as SD-RAM has two.

    HOWEVER....your not completely stuck in the dumbs as there are several companies out there that make boards with both. Companies such as biostar and think gigabyte even. And you could use one or the other with a simple flip of a jumper.

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    ALi and SiS do make chipsets that support either (have both kinds of DIMMs) but both can't run at the same same time (either 1 or the other). : peace2:
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    go get some Mushkin RAM at Newegg it like 80 bucks OEM and has good performance
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    If you want to use the old ram, save money on the cpu too. You might as well get a 1gz Duron. The xp2000 will hardly perform any better with pc100 feeding it. It's kind of like putting a 1 barrel carb on a big block with a blower.

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    I was goin' to use body parts but thought better of it. ;)

    The only problem is, do the youngin's know what carbies are let alone what barrels are?
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    Being a car freak at a young 21 of course i know what carbies are hehe ;)

    Not that I've ever seen one though....only in books hehe

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    Is your lawn mower Diesel or fuel injected?

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    Haha hmmm yeah never thought of that one.
    Never looked at it cos we got a gardener hehe

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    ECS k7s5a is pretty chep in the states, it has 168 and 184 dimms, on pricewatch its like 50 bucks to your door, i've also spotted it on ebay for about 80 or so with 1.3 duron and a fan.

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