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Notebooks Need RAM help

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by low money modder!, 25 Feb 2012.

  1. low money modder!

    low money modder! Why can I not set up a web server?

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    Hello all,
    I want to upgrade the RAM on my laptop. It is an Acer Aspire 5315, It currently has 1GB of DDR2 533Mhz. What I want to know is do I have to put in the exact same speed of memory??

    Thanks
     
  2. flame696

    flame696 Terminating People Since 1980....

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    Yes you do it's the max RAM speed the mobo can handle
     
  3. murraynt

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    Willl faster ram down clock automatically?
     
  4. flame696

    flame696 Terminating People Since 1980....

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    It might do but then does that not defeat the purpose of buying higher speed RAM?
     
  5. low money modder!

    low money modder! Why can I not set up a web server?

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    thanks for the quick replies guys! appreciate it. :rock:
     
  6. AstralWanderer

    AstralWanderer What's a Dremel?

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    No you don't - you can use faster memory. You won't benefit from the extra speed (the motherboard will run it at a lower frequency instead) but it may cost less (older, slower types of memory do become more expensive as their supply dries up).

    Do make sure that you get DDR2 memory though (laptops almost always use smaller SO-DIMM modules as well) - DDR, DDR2 and DDR3 are not interchangeable.
     
  7. jizwizard

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    on that laptop you can use only 3gb and it will only work with 1gb and 2gb in the right slots. It will not take 4gb as it will blue screen on your ass. Loved my 5315 had a 2.4gz dual core in mine with a ssd and it was great for office work
     

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