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Old 11-23-2012, 09:05 AM   #1
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Incompatible Ram Speed?


Hi everyone, I want to upgrade the ram in my netbook to 2 GB (stupid windows 7 starter will only see 1 GB anyway, but linux has no such limitations...
The manual says that it is capable of using 1 2 GB ddr3 stick, but it doesn't tell me what speed to use. Also, the BIOS doesn't tell me what the speed of the existing ram. So, if I buy ram that is rated faster than the maximum speed supported by the system, will it just run slower, or will it cause capatibility issues?

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Old 11-23-2012, 10:14 AM   #2
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Was able to find my ram speed using lshw...awesome!
 
Old 11-23-2012, 10:15 AM   #3
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Buying RAM for a netbook is a difficult task. What I had to do is take the netbook to the store and have them try out different RAM sticks. They tried 6 different ones and only 2 worked, so I bought both.
 
  


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