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Toshiba A110-233 RAM problems

by podginater / January 24, 2009 7:58 AM PST

I was wandering if anyone could help. I have a Toshiba A110-233 which came with 512 mb RAM and I wanted to upgrade. I have already ignorantly purchased the RAM though and i bought 1gb SODIMM 667MHz and i checked it was all compatible and all looked fine. Now though just before installing this new RAM i noticed that the RAM already installed in the first slot was 553MHz opposed to the 667MHz i bought. If i were to install this 667MHz RAM in the same PC as the 553MHz RAM, what would happen???

Thank You
George

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should be fine.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 24, 2009 11:17 AM PST

The ram should be happy running at a lower speed.

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reply: should be fine
by podginater / January 24, 2009 4:54 PM PST
In reply to: should be fine.

So the 667MHz RAM would only be able to run at 553MHz?

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Isn't that a "good thing"?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 24, 2009 11:58 PM PST
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What many don't understand till we tell them is that chipmakers do not set out to make 553MHz chips. They want higher speeds so they can sell them for a wider audience. At some point no chip is being produced at the lower speeds as the production line is tuned.

Then all is well and the makers ship you the compatible faster ram.
Bob

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Thank you
by podginater / January 25, 2009 12:41 AM PST

OK thanx a lot

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