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    Laptop Ram

    Is laptop Ram just normal desktop ram i.e as long as I get the DDR or ddr2 at the system capable clock, can I use what I like?

    I have seen the crucial memory matching wizard. If it says DDr2 pc6400, can I then juts use any at that spec i.e corsair?

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    Re: Laptop Ram

    you can mix and match speeds sure. As long as your laptop is DDR2 then any DDR2 will work in it but it may underclock itself to work. Same for DDR.

    Obviously desktop RAM doesn't fit laptops though as above

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    Re: Laptop Ram

    I am sorry you if yiu miz and match speeds or CAS you are gambling - it may well work, but it may cause trouble - worse still intermittently - unless there is a good reason (eg it's soldered in) - my advice would be - it's not worth the potentioal bother.

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    Re: Laptop Ram

    Hi, laptop RAM is approx half the size of desktop RAM and is commonly known as SODIMM.

    Any DDR2 SODIMM RAM will work with your laptop if it takes DDR2 RAM and the Crucial site you checked not only gives you recommendations but also, if you entered your notbooks' make/model number that page will inform you of the max RAM it will take too.

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    Re: Laptop Ram

    i gotta agree with speardane here - i get to updrade / dismanle / generally muck about with a fair few laptops at work and whilst any suitable RAM that fits the slot *should* work & differences between that & any existing memory should rectify themselves by the higher speed RAM running at a lower speed etc, its not always the case that it *will* work.

    for some reason, laptop RAM seems a lot more particular about who it shares with. i've found that even if you have suitably matched RAM to upgrade with, they don't always like one another (altho i hasten to add that was usually laptop SDRAM rather than DDR)
    if it ain't broke...fix it till it is


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