Can I use PC2100 ddr ram on a.....

  Picard323 20:47 13 Feb 04

Gigabyte GA-7n400 pro2 board? I'm going to put a XP2800-333FSB processor into it. I have 1gb of the pc2100 (266fsb) so would like to save a bit of money by not replacing it. I know the board supports fsb from 200 - 400 but don't know if it will work with a processor running at 333.

Any help much appreciated, it will also keep the wife happier if I don't spend as much!!!!!!


'Make It So!'

  JIM 21:27 13 Feb 04

can not see any thing to say it will not work.

Socket A for AMD AthlonXP / Athlon / Duron processor.

Front Side Bus
400/333/266 MHz FSB

click here(Rev%202.0).htm

Memory and info,

click here

  JIM 21:29 13 Feb 04

click here. com/MotherBoard/Products/Products_Spec_GA-7N400%20Pro2%20(Rev%202.0).htm

close up space and copy,paste and look at the Overview of the board.

  JIM 21:32 13 Feb 04

do it the hard way:)

GA-7N400 Pro2 (Rev 2.0)
nForce2 Ultra400 chipset

Socket A for AMD AthlonXP / Athlon / Duron processor


NVIDIA nForce2 Ultra 400 System Platform Processor (SPP)

Media and Communications Processor(MCP)

Super I/O: ITE IT8712F chip

Integrated Peripherals

Silicon Image sil3512 controller

GigaRAID ATA 133 RAID controller

Realtek 8110S Gigabit LAN controller

Realtek ALC650/655 Audio AC'97 Codec

TI IEEE 1394 controller

Front Side Bus
400/333/266 MHz FSB

Type:Dual Channel DDR400/ 333/ 266- 184pin

Max capacity: Up to 3GB by 4 DIMM slots

  minter 21:42 13 Feb 04

Crucial sell PC2100/PC2700/PC3200 to fit your motherboard, so answer to your question "will it work" is - yes!!!!

Check here click here and it will confirm.

  Sion 21:50 13 Feb 04

I am pretty sure the memory has to run at least at the same speed as the FSB. otherwise the memory will be overclocking, and could fry on you. I think thats the case anyway. I would not risk it personally. I'd get some PC3200 memory and chuck that in.

  minter 22:06 13 Feb 04

Hardly think the Crucial would sell PC2100 for your motherboard if it was not safe to do so.

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