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    hi, my friend is asking me to help her upgrade memory...I need your help

    I have been looking around, but can't get a definite answer.

    The thing is, she wants to upgrade her existing laptop memory (being PC100 CL2 128 MB) by adding another module (PC133 CL3 256MB)...

    The question is, will these two modules work with full compatibility? Because the PC133 is much cheaper than PC100 (strange...)....

    And the matter is urgent because her laptop harddisk is being tortured by this Windows XP monster every day....(ya know that -.-).....

    Thanks for your help!!

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    u can use pc133 with a pc100 system, it just runs at pc100 speeds(obvious) shouldnt have any troubles

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    that will be great. one thing i am not clear about is the CL3....the original memory has CL2, i am not sure if they will work together with difference CL...

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    Its not a rule, but a lot of decent memory either did PC100 @ CL2, or PC133@CL3, so the chances are if you run it at PC100 you'll get CL2 out of it.
    Your best bet is to buy some direct from crucial, they may still sell CL2 PC100 RAM too.

    Even if it wont to CL2, just knock it upto CL3, its not a huge difference.
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    if possible id go for the same make of memory, mixing memory can cause problems

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    thank you very much for the advice

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    crucial is your best bet
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    Yeah the type of ram you want is SODIMM also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nvening
    crucial is your best bet
    Yup, use their memory selector and you get compatable memory.

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