Memory upgrade pc3-10600 or pc3-8500? Tags: Memory Upgrade Crucial Compatibility Netbooks Components Product Last response: February 19, 2011 7:20 PM in Components Share larham February 19, 2011 7:31:11 AM Hello, I am simply adding an additional 1gb of ram to my netbook. I have done the crucial scan that says both are compatible at the same price, am I correct in assuming the 10600 stick is better? More about : memory upgrade pc3 10600 pc3 8500 wribbs February 19, 2011 7:46:10 AM Yes, the pc3-10600 is simply rated to provide more bandwidth. It could function at 8500mbps if needed but the 8500 likely wouldn't be able to function at 10600mbps. Wikipedia: DDR3 SDRAM Wikipedia: DDR3 RAM comparison table geofelt February 19, 2011 7:20:46 PM larham said:Hello, I am simply adding an additional 1gb of ram to my netbook. I have done the crucial scan that says both are compatible at the same price, am I correct in assuming the 10600 stick is better? When you add a stick, both sticks will operate at the lowest speed of the two. No sense in adding anything faster than what you already have. Real application performance is not much impacted by ram speed anyway. Think 1-3%. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedDDR3-1066 (PC3-8500) Upgrade Memory Questions Forum SolvedWill a DDR3 PC3-10600 1 GB ram work along side a DDR3 PC3-8500 1GB on an AOD257 motherboard? Forum SolvedPC3-10600 sticks replacing PC3-8500? Forum Can DDR3 PC3-10600 CL=9 be substituted for DDR3 PC3-8500 CL=7 Forum Difference between pc3-10600 and pc3-8500 Forum Difference between DDR3 PC3-10600 DDR3-1333 1 5V and DDR3 PC3-8500 DDR3-1066 Forum What do they mean when they say 'pc3-10600 vs pc3=8500 or pc3-12600 Forum Can I use PC3-8500 and PC3-10600 together Forum What is the best DDR3 Memory Upgrade I can to? PC3-12800 or PC3-10600 Forum SolvedPC3-10600 16GB Ram Memory modules on a 2013 Macbook Pro which states PC3-12800 Forum Solvedlaptop RAM upgrade: DDR3 PC3-10600 or DDR3 PC3-12800? Forum FS: Core2Duo P8400 2.26Ghz & 2 x 2GB PC3-8500 1066Mhz Memory Forum Ram upgrade from 2x2GB 2Rx8 PC3-10600 to 1x8GB PC3-12800 not working.(laptop) Forum 8GB upgrade for HP laptop: DDR3 PC3-10600 204-pin SODIMM or 'newer' DDR3 PC3-12800? Forum DDR3 1333 PC3-10600 or PC3-10666 memory? Forum SolvedWhat memory do I need to upgrade my Dell PowerEdge T100 Server? Forum SolvedAbout memory upgrade Forum SolvedUpgrade Memory on a Modified HP Pavilion a6110n Desktop PC Forum Solvedalienware Aurora upgrade motherboard, cpu, memory, hard drive Forum SolvedI want upgrade my memory - I Need help please Forum More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !