More RAM or Faster RAM?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by iEric, Apr 17, 2004.

  1. iEric macrumors 6502a

    Jun 26, 2003
    Should I get 512 MB of PC2700 SDRAM or 1.7 GB of PC2600 SDRAM. Which one will be faster or better?
  2. slooksterPSV macrumors 68040


    Apr 17, 2004
    There is no such thing as PC2600 SDRAM to my knowledge (do you mean PC2100?), but I think that more RAM would be better than faster RAM. I'm not sure though but here's how you look at it:
    PC2100 = 2.1 GB/s transfer for RAM
    PC2700 = 2.7 GB/s transfer for RAM
    I think you'd do better with more RAM, but 1.7 GB? I don't think thats possible, do you mean 1.5GB? or 1.25GB?
  3. bradz_id macrumors member

    Nov 16, 2002
    Tasmania, Australia
    This is a mac forum and every mac only takes 1 speed of RAM so if your Mac takes PC2100 RAM and you buy PC2700 RAM, it will still run at PC2100 speed. Hope this helps.
  4. djbahdow01 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 19, 2004
    Northeast, CT
    Slookster's right, there is no such thing as PC2600, if your computer takes PC2700 then you need PC2700, also if your computer has PC2100 then if you do put in PC2700 the RAM will step down to PC2100 speed as thats what the computer can handle. More RAM is always better, so basically its your choice depending on your machine.
  5. iEric thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jun 26, 2003
    Sorry, I just thought it was PC2600 cause System Profiler says so (see attachment). So I guess I have PC2100.

    Whats: (512 x 3) + 128 = ??
    Thats 1664...and now lets round that...OMG, THAT'S 1.7 GB. THATS NOT POSSIBLE! :confused: :(

    Oh really? I thought I was at a Windows PC Forum. Cause you know how they different speed ram runs at different speeds. ;) And no, it didn't help- I already knew that.

    You people need to realize, just cause someone said ONE thing wrong, doesn't mean you have to treat them like they're 6 years old.

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  6. Mord macrumors G4


    Aug 24, 2003
    posting what mac you have is a good idea

    your sig as a first impession makes out that you have a pb (skim read) and 1.7GB is not possible on a pb cause it has two slots

    dont be a twat
  7. Apple //e macrumors 6502

    Jun 21, 2003
    just get the faster ram.

    its not going to run faster but when you upgrade it might work on your new machine / be easier to sell

    2100 is on the way out
  8. iEric thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jun 26, 2003
  9. blue&whiteman macrumors 65816


    Nov 30, 2003
    free ram is free ram. inactive ram is ram that was being used by something but now isn't. it sits there waiting until its needed again for something.
  10. flyfish29 macrumors 68020


    Feb 4, 2003
    New HAMpshire
    To my knowledge there was one person who might have been a smart ass with one short comment. Don't group everyone with one person!! :mad:

    Also if you look your post over it says you are wanting to buy either a 512 strip of 2700 or a 1.7GB strip of 2600! Obviously since you have shown us a screen shot we know what you mean, but your original post was NOT CLEAR! Proof your post before you jump down people's throats for answering your question based on your question! :mad:

    I will tell you what Rumors members...if anyone else replies to someones post based on their exact words then I am reporting you to the proper authorities! :eek: How dare you! :D :D :D :D :D :D
  11. musicpyrite macrumors 68000


    Jan 6, 2004
    Cape Cod
    Maby if you look at th post above your's you can tell what kind of Mac he has. ;)

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