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Can I use PC4300 along side PC4200 memory?

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by chrisfunk, Mar 17, 2007.

  1. chrisfunk

    chrisfunk Regular member

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    ok, I have a laptop that comes with 512mb PC4300 memory.
    Can I add another 512mb of ram which is labeled PC4200?

    (taken that the laptop has a free slot and can take at least 1gb max memory,,,all this has been checked out)

    I have read a few things on overclockers and still can't find a definitive answer,,,just that they are kind of the same thing,,,,and that 500mhz DDR-2 can be rounded down to 4200, or up to 4300 but is actually somewhere in between?

    Just tell me if the above is bull !!!

    cheers
     
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    I added DDR2-PC4300 to my destop's DDR2-PC4200 it worked for it.
     
  3. chrisfunk

    chrisfunk Regular member

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    Thanks,,that reassures me!

    I realise that for total performance, they may not be perfectly matched or something,,,but as long as the system runs and shows an improvement, it will do fine for me!
     

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