Solved Best memory upgrade for Motion Computing LE 1700, Win7 32bit

Motion computing Le 1700
January 1, 2013 at 16:03:56
Specs: Windows 8 Pro, core-2 duo/ 2GB
What is the best memory for the LE 1700 that makes sense? I've looked on the forums, as well as TigerDirect, NewEgg and Motion Computing. Motion says the machine will take "4GB (2x2) sticks of DDR 2 (PC 5300) 667-MHz With Dual-Channel memory support." Others sites say one could use the faster (PC 6400) 800-MHz modules. Would my machine be able to use these at the rated 800-MHz speed while running Win7 32bit?

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January 1, 2013 at 18:28:50
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Your tablet has 2 slots & can accept a max of 2GB per slot (max total of 4GB). Since you're running a 32-bit OS, only about 3-3.5GB will actually be recognized. And since your L7400 CPU has a FSB speed of 667MHz, DDR2-667 would be the best choice. But it certainly wouldn't hurt to use DDR2-800, just don't expect it to make your system any faster. In fact, it would probably underclock to 667MHz anyway. If it's paired up with DDR2-667, it will definitely run at 667MHz. For dual channel mode to enable, it would be best to match the exact specs of your current 2GB stick.

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January 1, 2013 at 19:00:15
Thanks! Wasn't sure, so better to ask than spend money needlessly.

BTW: Does it matter which slot I put the faster one in?

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January 7, 2013 at 17:04:26
Got Kingston 4GB kit from Newegg. Works great! Thanks!

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January 26, 2013 at 18:05:45
It seems that the slower one in the B slot works better!

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