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533 to 667

by photoop817 / December 29, 2009 12:26 AM PST

Hi my laptop has 4200 533mhz 200 pin memory and I can get 5300 667mhz 200pin to upgrade my memory. They say that either will work but can't give me more info.

Can someone tell me if my system will be ok with the difference

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Car tire analogy.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 29, 2009 1:01 AM PST
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While not exact you 120MPH rated car tires run fine at lower speeds so the higher speed ram loafs along at the slower speeds fine.

I still stick to for this because this is just one of some dozen items we need to match up. I let them do all the work.

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price difference
by photoop817 / December 29, 2009 1:21 AM PST
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The reason I am inquiring is that right now I can get the 5300 667 at 40% less than the other.

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 29, 2009 1:46 AM PST
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The ugly truth is that it is hard to make slower parts. And since the faster parts are plentiful the premium will be there for the slower parts for owners that won't want to accept that faster parts would be fine.

This is not to say these are the right sticks of ram for your machine. There are many other criteria to go over. But this one parameter is an easy. Don't spend too much time on it.

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