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    Laptop memory upgrade

    I'm looking to upgrade my laptop memory from 2Gb (2 x 1gb) to 4Gb but am not sure what memory speed I need. Some websites say that I need 667mhz ddr2 for my Acer 5920G however some say that I can use 800mhz ddr2. Will there be any problems using the 800mhz (which is also cheaper) if the mobo doesn't properly support it?

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    Re: Laptop memory upgrade

    It should just run @ 667MHz if thats all it supports.
    Kalniel: "Nice review Tarinder - would it be possible to get a picture of the case when the components are installed (with the side off obviously)?"
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    for all intents it seems to be the same card minus some gays name on it and a shielded cover ? with OEM added to it - GoNz0.

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    Re: Laptop memory upgrade

    i thought it would be fine as my desktop memory was running at 1066 rather than 1333 when i first got it but i got advised by a supplier that it wouldn't work if I used higher spec ram..... think he may have been a bit of a plonker!

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    Re: Laptop memory upgrade

    which would be better also, higher speed (i.e. 800 vs 667) or lower latency (5 vs 6)?

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    Re: Laptop memory upgrade

    Quote Originally Posted by marshalex View Post
    which would be better also, higher speed (i.e. 800 vs 667) or lower latency (5 vs 6)?
    TBH there is no real word difference - but if the laptop only supports 667MHz anyway it would obviously be better to get lower latency stuff.
    Kalniel: "Nice review Tarinder - would it be possible to get a picture of the case when the components are installed (with the side off obviously)?"
    CAT-THE-FIFTH: "The Antec 300 is a case which has an understated and clean appearance which many people like. Not everyone is into e-peen looking computers which look like a cross between the imagination of a hyperactive 10 year old and a Frog."
    TKPeters: "Off to AVForum better Deal - £20+Vat for Free Shipping @ Scan"
    for all intents it seems to be the same card minus some gays name on it and a shielded cover ? with OEM added to it - GoNz0.

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