PC5000 in PC3200 Computer

Dell / Optiplex gx270...
April 25, 2009 at 07:13:01
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, 2.792 GHz / 1022 MB
My friend is giving me 1GB of ram for free. My
computer only supports PC2700 and PC3200,
I'm not 100% sure that it's PC5000, but I don't
think its 2700 or 3200, will it still work if it is
faster than what my computer can support?
will it just be under clocked?

Manufacturer: Dell computer corporation
Model: Optiplex gx270
OS: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
CPU/Ram: 2.793 GHz / 1022 MB
Video Card: ATI Radeon 9600/9550/X1050 Series


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#1
April 25, 2009 at 07:46:15
PC5000 was only available from a few manufacturer's & was extremely expensive enthusiast's RAM. It's rated to run at 312.5MHz (DDR625). I know when it was 1st released, a 512MB stick sold for well over $200. Are you sure that's what you have? Your friend would be foolish to just give it away.

It has higher voltage requirements so it may not work in your system, if it does, it will definitely underclock. And of course, if you pair it up with another stick of RAM, it will be forced to run at the speed of the other stick anyway.


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#2
April 26, 2009 at 08:53:14
Ok thanks, you answered my question, and I'm not sure if its
PC5000, he said 6000 which doesn't exist, so I just assumed
it was faster than mine, its probably 3200....

he also offered to give his whole computer away to me :D but i
said no

Manufacturer: Dell computer corporation
Model: Optiplex gx270
OS: Microsoft Windows XP Professional CPU/Ram: 2.793 GHz / 1022 MB
Video Card: ATI Radeon 9600/9550/X1050 Series


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