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September 29, 2013 8:24:17 PM

I got a new work laptop yesterday and I'm not 100% positive if my old ram will work in the new laptop. The laptop is an HP EliteBook 8470P. Crucial's website shows it's comparable with DDR3-1333 or DDR3-1600 (http://www.crucial.com/upgrade/HP+-+Compaq-memory/Elite...).

My old laptop had slower ram, but more of it. The ram I have from my old laptop is DDR3-1066 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...). I'd prefer to take a slight performance hit instead of buying more ram. Will the DDR3-1066 work in the new laptop? I can't find any information about this in the laptop's user manual.

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September 29, 2013 8:32:40 PM

It should. Try it. It won't hurt anything if the memory voltage rating is the same.
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September 29, 2013 8:52:38 PM

clutchc said:
It should. Try it. It won't hurt anything if the memory voltage rating is the same.


That's what I thought. Just wanted someone else to think the same before I started playing around with a computer I don't technically own.

Weird thing is the ram in there was made by samsung...one of their competitors.
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