Solved Can i install different speed Ram's in my notebook?

July 18, 2017 at 08:32:17
Specs: Windows 10, i3 380m
I want to upgrade my laptop RAM to 8gigs, currently i have 2 sticks of 2gigs each(1066 MHz), and I'm about to buy 1 stick of 8gigs that has a higher frecuency(1600 MHz) then the one my processor supports, which i think it's not a problem because the motherboard will under-clock it, but at the same time i was wondering if i could leave one stick of 2 gigs of 1066 MHz together with the 8gigs one of 1600 MHz so that way i only leave one stick out of use.
I apologize for my English i hope you guys understand it.

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#1
July 18, 2017 at 13:29:41
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It would have helped to include the make/model of your laptop. If your CPU is an i3-380M, it supports up to 8GB DDR3-1066. Depending on your laptop, it may have to be 2x4GB rather than 1x8GB. DDR3-1600 will probably underclock to DDR3-1066 but there's no way any of us can say for sure.

http://ark.intel.com/products/50178...

http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/Core_...


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July 18, 2017 at 20:38:26
Go to crucial.com and use their scanner to tell you what the best memory for you to get for your machine. You do not have to purchase from them if you find a better deal but this will tell you what is best.
In addition to that, you should always change out memory in matched pairs to be able to use the dual channel mode for your processor and get the best performance out of your system.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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