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    Default Is DDR3 PC3-10600 Compatible with PC3-10666? (RAM)

    Well I am wanting to upgrade the RAM in my girlfriends Dell Inspiron M5010 Laptop from 3GB to 8GB.

    According to Critical's website it can either run the following:

    DDR3 PC3-10600
    Or
    DDR3 PC3-12800


    After looking around I came across a Black Friday sale on DDR3 PC3-10666 RAM.

    From my research I am getting mixed opinions about these 2 comparing.

    I have heard they are not compatible with each other.
    And I have also heard they are the same exact RAM but just renamed.

    So the final question is:

    Will DDR3 PC3-10666 204-Pin Ram work in my Dell Inspiron M5010?

    Thanks alot!

    Laptop 1: Dell Inspiron 1564-Metallic black w/red accent
    Core i3 processor, 4gb ram, 500gb HDD, 9-cell
    Laptop 2: Dell Inspiron 15R/M5010R-Pink with a AMD Athlon II Dual Core P320 2.1GHz, 8gb ram, 320gb HDD

    Dell Inspiron 15R vs. 1564 comparison

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    Default Re: Is DDR3 PC3-10600 Compatible with PC3-10666? (RAM)

    Don't worry, any DDR3 SODIMM will work, including that one. 10600 is the same as 10666.
    Current laptop: Lenovo W520, previous laptops: MBP 15, Acer 6920G, Dell Inspiron 8200.

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    Default Re: Is DDR3 PC3-10600 Compatible with PC3-10666? (RAM)

    Those two are exactly the same, 10600 versus 10666 versus 10660 are all just the result of a somewhat non-standard naming scheme.

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    Default Re: Is DDR3 PC3-10600 Compatible with PC3-10666? (RAM)

    Thanks alot for the fast responses!

    I went on ahead and ordered it.

    Not bad for $29.99 shipped!

    Newegg.com - G.SKILL 8GB (2 x 4GB) 204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Laptop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-8GBSQ

    Laptop 1: Dell Inspiron 1564-Metallic black w/red accent
    Core i3 processor, 4gb ram, 500gb HDD, 9-cell
    Laptop 2: Dell Inspiron 15R/M5010R-Pink with a AMD Athlon II Dual Core P320 2.1GHz, 8gb ram, 320gb HDD

    Dell Inspiron 15R vs. 1564 comparison

 

 

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