Basic RAM questions

OK so I have been looking to upgrade the RAM on my Dell N5030 to the maximum of 2 x 4GB, but one RAM supplier (offtek) is charging the same price for two types with different numbers.

So I was wondering what the difference is between the two types, please?

204 Pin 1.5v DDR3 PC3-8500 SoDimm

204 Pin 1.5v DDR3 PC3-10664 SoDimm

Offtek charge £20.22 for these, whereas Amazon seem to charge £70.82 for the same type of thing? :ouch:

Any other constructive suggestions will be carefully considered :)

(and yes, I did read the sticky thread at the top, and yes it did confuse the hell out of me :p)
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  1. DDR3 1066 is synonymous with PC3 8500 (They are the same thing).

    Try looking around for better prices.
  2. OK thanks for the clarification.

    There is no rush, so I will be keeping an eye on HotUKDeals until some suitable Kingston, Corsair or other quality brand comes up in a suitable configuration at a bargain price.

    Thanks for your help! :)
  3. the first one listed runs at 1066MHz the second one runs at 1333MHz bus speed

    204 Pin 1.5v DDR3 1333 (PC3-10600) SoDimm

    this is the Kingston model# listed for your computer KTD-L3B/4G
    this is the Crucial part# listed for your computer CT1587433
  4. Don't know if I can post links but:

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Crucial-Sodimm-Laptop-Memory-Upgrade/dp/B001MX5YWI/ref=pd_cp_computers_3

    this doesn't seem to specify which Crucial part no. it is...
  5. part# CT2KIT51264BC1067

    contact Crucial and ask them if it will work
  6. I don't know "Lero" pricing, but I'm a big fan of g.skill. LIFETIME warranty helps. Unless your on a major budget, go 1600 or more. Unless you have no OC intrest. Then go 1333. For the extra $10-$30, might as well get something good.
  7. I have no OC interest.
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