what happens if you insert PC2-5300 into PC27

December 11, 2010 at 11:30:51
Specs: Ubuntu maverick, Intel Centrino/512MB
Both chips are 200 pin. The pins line up exactly. The only (physical) difference is the location of the slot. I have some PC2-5300 ram chips laying around that will double the memory in an old laptop if I "modify" the slot on the PC2-5300 ram. Will this break my computer to do so?

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#1
December 11, 2010 at 11:54:15
If it's an old laptop, it may not support more than 512 mb memory. Post your complete system specs or go to www.crucial.com and use their online scanner to see what memory is supported.

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#2
December 11, 2010 at 14:30:00
The notch is in a different place so that you can't "accidentally" use the wrong RAM in the wrong slot. DDR & DDR2 run at different voltages. If you "modify" the DDR2 to make it fit in the DDR slot & then fire up the laptop, you will, at the very least, fry the RAM. And it's very possible that you may fry the motherboard. Regardless, your idea idiotic & will NOT work.

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#3
December 14, 2010 at 21:08:38
Thanks for the reply. The voltages would probably make a difference... I could have gone without the "idiotic" comment. That's why I asked first.

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