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Offline Nicolas

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« on: December 22, 2009, 03:06:29 AM »
I have a two year old PC with only 512 mb of RAM and I wanted to upgrade to 2 gb.

The maximum frequency supported by my motherboard is 533. Here are all the specifications: LINK


The problem is, I can't seem to find RAM with this frequency where I live. Is it okay to buy and install a higher frequency RAM, say, 800 mhz? Will it work?

Thanks in advance!

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« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2009, 04:04:44 AM »
Hi Nicolas,

I read your motherboard specifications and it only support DDR2 533 or 400 DDR SDRAM so i do not advice you to buy an higher frequency ram because it couldn't work on your system.

I did some research and there are many manufacters like Kingston and Corsair who sell DDRII PC4200 CAS 4 who is exactly the specification of the DDR2 533 MHz RAM.

Try to find a retailer who sell DDRII PC4200 / DDR2 533 MHz on internet or in a store close to you i'm sure you can find it somewhere it's still available on some web store.

Good luck :)
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« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2009, 10:30:37 AM »
Make sure to be sure if it is DDR or DDRII before you buy as they wown't be compatible.

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« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2009, 10:53:18 AM »
just before ddr was outdated and ddr2 took its place, there was ddr2 4200. normally ddr2 800 will work on the 533 speed....but in this case, i think u really should go for ddr2 4200.
It was common on acer and hp machines (amongst others).

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« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2009, 07:20:54 PM »
thanks for your replies. I did some research and it appears that it will clock itself to the frequency accepted by the mobo, so the only thing i have to pay attention to is that it is DDR2.