Question about RAM

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by prinsipe, Nov 24, 2007.

  1. prinsipe

    prinsipe Not Too eXPerienced

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    I have an old laptop (toshiba) that supports memory with 266 clock speed my question is are the RAM available in the market with 333 clock speed backwards compatible with my laptop? i know that my unit doesnt support 333 but wud it be possible?
     
  2. X-Istence

    X-Istence * Political User

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    Most ram is backwards compatible and will work perfectly fine when run at a slower clock speed.
     
  3. prinsipe

    prinsipe Not Too eXPerienced

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    my unit only support up to 512mb of ram only so even if i put 1gig wud it only show 512?
     
  4. X-Istence

    X-Istence * Political User

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    It might show up as 1 GB, but most likely it won't work at all. It will fail to recognise the ram. Best bet is to buy 512 Mb.
     
  5. Aprox

    Aprox Moderator Political User

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    Have you tried looking to see if there is an updated Bios? There is a slight chance that the maximum amount of ram could have been increased via an update. Don't count on it, but the possibility is there.