~~choosing RAM! HELP~~

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  1. amirhtz

    amirhtz Notebook Enthusiast

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    I want to upgrade memory of my laptop form 2 (667 Mhz) to 4 GB (800 Mhz). In my country i can buy from these brands: OCZ (2GB=70$), Transcend (2GB=55$), Kingstone (2GB=45$) and maybe Crucial (1GB=50$).

    please help me to choose!
     
  2. Andy

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    which PC have u got..?? Specs n all....
     
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    well, crucial is out (it is only 1gb), so Kingston's the cheapest. However, you do not mention what laptop you have, but for most 800 MHz does not make much difference as I have read it in this forum.
     
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    If your laptop can't use 800Mhz,dnt waste money on it.There is a RAM guide somewhere.
     
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    yes, thats exactly right

    I like OCZ, Kingston and Crucial!!!!
     
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    If Intel? Can't run RAM @800Mhz. You only have 2 slots available. All should come with lifetime warranty so I like Kingston as cheapest. All RAM at a rated speed runs at that speed no difference between brands. It is not like HDD's where brands and models even at the same speed do have different performance levels.
     
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    amirhtz Notebook Enthusiast

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    MY laptop specification: C2D 2.4 T7700,(800 Mhz), 2GB of RAM (667 Mhz)

    why can't RAM run @800Mhz? The Motherboard supporting 800Mhz.
     
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    As far as I know, if you have multiple memory modules with different speed, they will run at the speed of the slowest one. So, if you have 2 sticks of 667MHz, even if you buy 800Mhz one, it will run on 667MHz.
     
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    You would get the benefit of lower latency (possibly CL4) when the 800mhz ram downclocks to 667mhz. Price differences are so small anyway, so you might as well go for it!
     
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    Your "system bus" is 200Mhz "quad" pumped to 800Mhz. Your "memory bus" is 667Mhz. I can not comment on what jisaac said about CL as I don't know. I do know here in the States I can buy GSkill PC5300 667Mhz w/CL4 vs the standard CL5.
     
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