Question about memory RAM cards

May 18, 2010 at 16:21:15
Specs: Windows XP
hi i wanted to ask this question for long time.

i have 2 sets of memory RAM cards and i want to know which is better for my pc.
1. i got 2 x ELPIDA 512MB PC2700U CL2.5.
2. and the other set is 2 x HYNIX pc3200u 256MB DDR 400MHZ CL3.

my pc is AMD ATHLON XP 1100 MHZ

thanks alot for some1 who can finally answer it for me!


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#1
May 18, 2010 at 17:23:36
Probably the PC2700 if your motherboard supports it.

You need to let us know what your motherboard is; exact model number. Or, if this is a manufactured system like a Dell, hp, etc. the exact model number of the machine.

Why? Because no Athlon XP runs at 1100Mhz. Several use a 11x multiplier though. I suspect your motherboard is set up wrong for the processor you have installed.

Try SIW from

http://www.gtopala.com/

or

CPU-Z from

http://www.cpuid.com/cpuz.php

to identify what's installed.

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#2
May 18, 2010 at 17:40:13
first thing thanks for the quick and informative reply.

well this is the info i got from SIW

Property Value
Manufacturer ECS
Model M863
Version 1.0

North Bridge SiS 741GX Revision 03
South Bridge SiS 964 Revision 03

CPU AMD Athlon(tm) XP
Cpu Socket Socket A (462)

System Slots 1 PCI, 1 AGP

Memory Summary
Maximum Capacity 4096 MBytes
Memory Slots 2
Error Correction None

Warning! Accuracy of DMI data cannot be guaranteed


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#3
May 18, 2010 at 17:43:08
Property Value
HAYBEND (ECS M863)
Memory Summary
Maximum Capacity 4096 MBytes
Memory Slots 2
Error Correction None
Memory Timings 3-3-3-6 (CL-RCD-RP-RAS)
Device Locator Slot 1
Manufacturer Elpida
Part Number EBD52UC8AMFA-6B
Serial Number F4EBB983
Capacity 512 MBytes
Memory Type DDR (PC2700)
Speed 166 MHz
Supported Frequencies 133.3 MHz, 166.7 MHz
Memory Timings 2-3-3-6-0 at 133.3 MHz, at 2.5 volts (CL-RCD-RP-RAS-RC)
Memory Timings 2-3-3-7-0 at 166.7 MHz, at 2.5 volts (CL-RCD-RP-RAS-RC)
Data Width 64 bits
EPP SPD Support No
XMP SPD Support No
Device Locator Slot 2
Manufacturer Elpida
Part Number EBD52UC8AMFA-6B
Serial Number 301BB983
Capacity 512 MBytes
Memory Type DDR (PC2700)
Speed 166 MHz
Supported Frequencies 133.3 MHz, 166.7 MHz
Memory Timings 2-3-3-6-0 at 133.3 MHz, at 2.5 volts (CL-RCD-RP-RAS-RC)
Memory Timings 2-3-3-7-0 at 166.7 MHz, at 2.5 volts (CL-RCD-RP-RAS-RC)
Data Width 64 bits
EPP SPD Support No
XMP SPD Support No

well this is the information about the memory cards from the SIW program. hope it will give u enough info to give me the right answer


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#4
May 18, 2010 at 19:33:44
"my pc is AMD ATHLON XP 1100 MHZ"

There is no such CPU. You have it clocked wrong. Run CPUZ & report back which core the CPU is based on....Palamino, Thoroughbred, or Barton.

http://www.cpuid.com/cpuz.php


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#5
May 19, 2010 at 00:39:29
ok this is what cpu-z says:
CPU name: AMD Athlon XP
Code name: Barton
Package: Socket A (462)

Clocks (Core #0)
Core speed 1100.2 MHZ
multiplier: X11.0
Bus speed: 100 MHz
rates FSB: 200 MHz


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#6
May 19, 2010 at 10:58:14
As we suspected, the machine is clocked wrong.

Barton = 166Mhz fsb.

11 x 166 = 1826 = Athlon XP2500+

"Bus speed: 100 MHz"

You need to get into BIOS and set the fsb to 166.

Use the PC2700 memory.

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#7
May 19, 2010 at 15:45:16
i did as u suggested and i can see the performance is way better now !

i want to say thanks for ur help and time u spent on this issue.

thank u very much ! ! ! may there be more people like u here...


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