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July 27, 2009 2:37:04 AM

I am not really good with computers sorry.
My laptop has only 2G of RAM, so i decided to buy 2 G more. I brougtht this so I can take 1G out and put the 2G in so i have 3 G.
From cpuz it says my laptop use PC2-5300 (333Mhz) rams in both slots. So will what I brought work?
what if the 1G in slot 1 is slower speed than the 2G in slot 2? ( 333Mhz compared to 667Mhz).
Thank you.

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July 27, 2009 8:41:07 AM

It will work, but it won't be maximized. Basically, your RAM sticks will run at the speed of the slowest one, which is in this case the 333 MHz.
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July 27, 2009 8:57:49 AM

PC2-5300 runs at 667Mhz. I am sorry if I am misunderstanding your question, but it looks like what you are reading in cpu-z is the data rate: 333Mhz.

Since it is ddr2 ram, it's actual (or effective) speed would be 667Mhz. (333 X2)

Hope that helps.
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July 27, 2009 11:23:38 AM

so even if the speed is still 333, the increased size from 2 G to 3G will still help my laptop run a lil faster right?
thank you
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