RAM upgrade question

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August 26, 2010 at 09:01:54
Specs: Windows 7, Atom N450/1GB (2?)
I just bought a netbook that came with 1GB DDR2 pc2 6400 of RAM. I've read that an easy way to enhance the speed of netbooks (which are built for battery life not performance) is to upgrade the memory. It just so happens that I have a stick of 2GB DDR pc2 5300 RAM from my former laptop. It seems like an obviously good idea to just replace the 1gb w/ the 2gb that I already have. Does it matter, though, that the 1gb stick is 6400 and the 2gb stick is 5300? Another words does 2GB at 5300 trump 1GB at 6400? This may be obvious to many of you, but I not up on memory specs.

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August 26, 2010 at 09:56:21
Run the System Scanner at the following, it will tell you what memory is compatable:


Memory types DDR2:


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August 26, 2010 at 11:30:26
Thanks. My old 2GB memory is indeed compatible. But, what would the actual performance difference be between a 1GB DDR2 6400 and a 2GB DDR2 5300? In other words, what is more important in terms of the speed at which basic programs (not video, games, etc) like word and itunes function, the size of the ram or the speed at which it operate (5300 vs. 6400).

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August 26, 2010 at 12:07:26
Try the 2 gigs and see if it makes a big difference. You can always switch it back,

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