Originally Posted by chris0276
I thought the higher speed would mean better performance. Dell.com shows that a 1GB RAM @ 800mhz is the only RAM compatible with my system. It doesn't say anything about having issues or problems. Why would they suggest that RAM stick? Even the Dell guy I chatted with said it would boost performance.
I re-read the thread and see that I probably have misunderstood what you meant.
I thought: you already have one 512 MB RAM stick at 533 MHz; you want to add another 1 GB RAM stick at 800 MHz. Now this would be a very bad idea.
But it seems like you want to replace
the 512 MB RAM stick with the 1 GB RAM stick. If this is the case, by all means, go for it.
Sorry for the confusion.