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

Discussion in 'Hardware Components and Aftermarket Upgrades' started by billabong08, Nov 25, 2011.

  1. billabong08

    billabong08 Notebook Consultant

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    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!
     
  2. sgogeta4

    sgogeta4 Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    Don't worry, any DDR3 SODIMM will work, including that one. 10600 is the same as 10666.
     
  3. MidnightSun

    MidnightSun Emodicon Super Moderator

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    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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