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Old 03-02-2013, 01:02 PM   #1
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Default Pc3 12800 v Pc3 10666 Laptop RAM

I went to crucial.com and ran the upgrade scanner.

It suggested that I use

Module Size: 8GB Kit (4GBx2)
Package: 204-pin SODIMM
Feature: DDR3 PC3-10600
Specs: DDR3 PC3-10600 CL=9 Unbuffered NON-ECC DDR3-1333 1.35V 512Meg x 64


I am wondering if I can use a set of RAM 4GBx2 at PC3 12800 with no ill effect?
Amazon.com: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800) Laptop Memory (CMSX8GX3M2A1600C9): Computers & Accessories

I am guessing that I can and that the memory will just run at the speed it was designed for???

TIA!!!
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Old 03-03-2013, 08:21 PM   #2
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Default Re: Pc3 12800 v Pc3 10666 Laptop RAM

If your motherboard supports it then yes most modern boards can take a lot of memory.

Look up your motherboard model and make sure that it can handle 8GB of RAM.

If you have not configed the BIOS then the speed of the RAM will be at factory settings.
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Old 03-03-2013, 08:23 PM   #3
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what mother board?
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Default Re: Pc3 12800 v Pc3 10666 Laptop RAM

I get the feeling of deja vu...

PC3 10600 or PC3 12800
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Sorry, this thread didn't post for a long time so i thought something was wrong and posted again. thanks for the help though.
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