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RAM questions.

I have 3 computers:

1.
Desktop
Biostar P4-M80-M4 Motherboard:
"The Biostar P4M80M4 supports 2 x 184-pin DDR SDRAM to a maximum of 2GB "
In the computer I have a RAM card that has the follow info on it.
Infineon
HYS64D32300GI=6=B                    32MX64       SDRAM
B3E41009                                     PC2700U-25330-A0
256MB, DDR, 333, CL2.5

A) Could you please explain these different pieces of info
B) I found a good deal on DDR-333 PC3200 would that work or does it have to be PC2700?
C) What is the best deal you know of for 1GB card that would work on this computer.
D) Does manufacturer of the RAM (Kingston, EDGE, etc...) matter?
E) I saw ECC (Error Correcting Code) does this work on this computer, is it worth the price premium?
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1. Why does my current DDR-333 memory say SDRAM? I thought that SDRAM was the old technology and DDR the new technology?

2. What do the terms DDR and SDRAM refer to? Speed, shape, size, architecture?

3. What is CAS latency and what is the range and importance of it?

4. Will my current 2700 chip (do you say 2700 or SDRAM2700 or PC2700) work with a new PC3200 card (do you call it a card or stick or chip?) if the PC3200 memory works on it's own?  In other words will I have 1GB (new) + 256MB (old) or will it only be 1GB?  Will the PC2700 bottleneck the 3200 in someway?  And what is this number refering too? (speed, shape, size, architecture?)

5. Have you ever heard of: 1GB TwinMOS 184-pin PC2700 DDR333 DIMM Memory (p/n ADB)  is TwinMOS the manufacturer?

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Pick a nit.  HY = Hynix
Pick a scab.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hynix
former Hyundai company
Would it be better to:

1. Keep old 256MB PC2700 Module and add new 1GB PC3200 Module
2. Keep old 256MB PC2700 Module and add new 1GB PC2700 Module
3. Get Rid of old 256MB PC2700 Module and add new 1GB PC2700 Module *I assume this is not better than PC3200*
4. Get Rid of old 256MB PC2700 Module and add new 1GB PC3200 Module

I just wonder for bottle necking and incompatibility issues would the +256MB be worth it, as the RAM modules are from different manufactures as well.

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Thanks everyone, sorry, I'm late, I've been working on getting into Med School and it's killing my time....
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