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Can you use 400MHz instead of 333MHz

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June 2, 2010 12:00:57 PM

can you use PC3200 400MHz instead of 333MHz PC2700 in a laptop

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June 2, 2010 2:11:10 PM

Hi newcomer and welcome to the Tom's hardware forum.

Yeah u can use it, but this only will run at 333MHz if ur laptop don't support the 400 MHz speed.
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June 2, 2010 3:42:12 PM

^+1. The memory will run at the speed of the slowest one. That's all.
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June 2, 2010 10:59:50 PM

Thank you all for your advice
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June 3, 2010 2:51:47 PM

Before you make the purchase, go to the vendor website to see if the memory is compatible with the version you are considering. Some laptops are very picky regarding the timing of the RAM they will recognize.

I would recommend you remove the RAM currently in the system and write down the memory settings/timings that are generally on a label on the SO-DIMM itself. Try to match, as closely as possible, the RAM the system expects to use.

These steps may keep you from a future RMA or return (I have experienced this firsthand before). Good luck!
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