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    RAM compatibility

    Okay...when I buy myself a 1gb 400mhz ddr1 RAM for notebooks, would it run on a system wich is only compatible to 333mhz...?

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    Yes RAM should clock down to the lower speed.
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    so it will work right?

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    yes, but you will not see performance increase

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    "...yes, but you will not see performance increase..."

    Really? I would think that if the OP was increasing the total amount of RAM,
    there would be benefits... If indeed they are replacing with the same size, we still don't know what was in there before...
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    Quote Originally Posted by dark shader View Post
    Okay...when I buy myself a 1gb 400mhz ddr1 RAM for notebooks, would it run on a system wich is only compatible to 333mhz...?

    Aside from clocking down, It still could be incompatible, I just upgraded a Dell laptop, with Corsair, but the exact same spec Kingston was incomparable.

    If you want to be sure of comparability, you should do a little research, I still have the Kingston, because you can't return it for a different kind.

    Some computer brands are worse than others for the kind of memory they can use.
    I thought Dell was getting better, but no.


    And of course if you increase your memory, you WILL see a performance increase.

    And yes 400 running @ 333 is the same speed as 333, except you may have better timing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigBonehead View Post
    "...yes, but you will not see performance increase..."

    Really? I would think that if the OP was increasing the total amount of RAM,
    there would be benefits... If indeed they are replacing with the same size, we still don't know what was in there before...

    i meant if he is replacing 1gb with 1gb, dark shader did not specify memory just Frequency. of coarse he will see an increase if going from 512mb to 1gb. I was strickly talking about frequencies.
    but anyway... as Stroyal said go with CORSAIR. it will be the most stable.

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    Hi DS... If you go here, they have a good rep for determining which RAM is compatible, and will give you the tech specs, so you can buy it anywhere: Memory upgrades from Crucial.com - About Crucial:Media Toolbox
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