I tried to do a search for ram, but you can't search for anything less than 4 numbers/letters lol. I looked around, but I couldn't find anything. Actually I think we need some 'quick question' topic, so topics like this don't happen :bawl:
So my question is, my laptop uses ddr2 ram that is clocked at 533 mhz, can I put the 667mhz kind in it? I have a Vaio VGN-C140G if that helps. I was just going to get a couple gig sticks of the 533 kind, but might as well buy the faster kind if it will work, right? Thanks.
Here's the type of Ram you want: Newegg.com - Crucial 2GB (2 x 1GB) 200-Pin DDR2 SO-DIMM DDR2 533 (PC2 4200) Dual Channel Kit Notebook Memory - Retail
And if you want to look for more ram, don't use the rams clock speed (the megahertz), use its speed. In this case, your ram is rated at PC2-4200.
Also, check that your laptop can support 667mhz RAM, otherwise it'll downclock if you use PC2-5300 in a laptop that only supports PC2-4200.
How do I check? Is there some setting?
If you are going to use new memory on top of existing chips, make sure that the CAS Latency is the same. If they're not, you'll see the BSOD quite frequently.
well i plan on getting 2 new chips that are exactly the same, so that won't be a problem. It's just finding out if I can put any faster memory into this laptop.
Well, from what I could find online, the Vaio VGN-C140G can only take up to 2 gb of ddr2 4200 (533mhz) 200 pin ram, a higher speed such as 5300 ram may work, but it would downclock, which would make the extra price useless.
what marvin matthew reccommended looks perfect: Newegg.com - Crucial 2GB (2 x 1GB) 200-Pin DDR2 SO-DIMM DDR2 533 (PC2 4200) Dual Channel Kit Notebook Memory - Retail
Great, at least now I wont buy some expensive memory that won't benefit me :)