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How do I ensure I buy the right memory

By brian.e.cunningham ·
My question is can I buy Crucial PC2700 DDR-DIMM for my PC. The Crucial Memory scanner detected that I have DDR PC3200 memory, is it compatable?

Crucial System Scanner info:

The following is a list of what our scan was able to detect:

Current Memory: DDR PC3200
System Manufacturer: FUJITSU SIEMENS
System Model: P4GV-MX
Motherboard Manufacturer: FUJITSU SIEMENS
Motherboard Model: P4GV-MX
Maximum Memory Capacity: 2097152 MB
Maximum Memory Capacity: 2097152 MB
Currently Installed Memory: 512 MB
Available Memory Slots: 1
Number of Banks: 2
Dual Channel Support: N.A.
CPU Manufacturer: GenuineIntel
CPU Family: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 2.80GHz Model 4, Stepping 1
CPU Speed: 2793 MHz

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You have the list and it says that you can up the memory..

So stay with Crucial and get two sticks of 1GB, this will bring your computer up to the max.

Please post back if you have any more problems or questions.

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Why would you buy PC2700 when you already have PC3200?

by OnTheRopes In reply to How do I ensure I buy the ...

There can't be much of a cost difference is there?

I usually go by what Crucial recommends. Easy enough to call them and ask too.

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Go with PC3200

by TheChas In reply to How do I ensure I buy the ...

When buying new RAM, there is more to think about than just is the RAM compatible with my motherboard. You also need to determine the best RAM speed to use with your CPU.

Looking at specifications for Pentium 4 CPUs, you either have a 533 MHz front side bus, or a 800 MHz bus.

As the system already has the faster PC3200, I would suspect your processor has the 800 MHz bus.

Therefore, while the PC2700 may work, PC3200 RAM will allow your system to run a little faster.

You did not say how much RAM you wish to add. If this was my system, I would install 2 1 GB PC3200 modules and be done.

Chas

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