Why go past this?
I have a Asus P4 motherboard that supports 2GB of PC 2700 DDR RAM. My motherboard has 3 slots to hold DDR RAM. Previosly I had two 512MB PC 2700 RAM moduels in there and just recently put in a 1GB PC 2700 moduel in the third slot to total 2GB. After going on the crucial memory website and using their site to scan my motherboard's memory capabilities I got the following message:
"This motherboard supports a maximum of 3GB of memory when using PC2100 or slower memory. When using PC2700 or faster the motherboard only supports two modules at that speed for a maximum of 2GB. If 3 PC2700 parts are installed, they operate at 266 MHz."
So it appears that because I have added more memory to my system I have slowed down the memory to PC 2100, 266 MHz. Now my question is, what is better for over all performance, having my memory at a slower speed, or less memory at a higher speed?