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DiskChris 11-23-2012 09:05 AM

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...:cool:
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?

DiskChris 11-23-2012 10:14 AM

Was able to find my ram speed using lshw...awesome!

H_TeXMeX_H 11-23-2012 10:15 AM

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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