Re: DDR II Memory compatibility
- From: d6nish@xxxxxxxxx
- Date: Thu, 6 Dec 2007 12:21:37 -0800 (PST)
On Dec 5, 11:24 pm, Paul <nos...@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I have a laptop with memory specs : DDR II PC3200 400 Mhz
Can I put other DDR II type with upper frequency (eg PC 53000 or
other) ? will it work ?
Faster memory is compatible with slower applications. If the
laptop uses DDR2-400, you could use DDR2-533 or DDR2-667 in
You can confirm the options for your laptop, by visiting
crucial.com or kingston.com and searching for your laptop
there. They will normally show a whole range of memory
modules that would work, with some of them being much
faster than they need to be. Because the speed is backward
compatible, the faster ones can be used in place of a slower
To get the "PC2" number, you multiply the DDR2 number by 8.
So DDR2-667 becomes PC2-5300. The marketing people like numbers
with zeros on the end, as they're easier to remember.
What if I have the motherboard that takes DDR400 PC3200 only can I put
533 Mhz memory in it?
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