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My laptop (HP 6715s) mounts PC2-5300 200-PIN SODIMM ram. I want to buy some more. Can I use higher clock ram on it:

  • PC2-6400 ?
  • DDR3-1333 (PC10600) ?

Is safe to assume that if the ram fits in the socket it will work?

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You can use any DDR2 SODIMM memory in your laptop. If the motherboard does not support it, it will down-clock the ram to the motherboard's maximum supported frequency. It won't take DDR3, though - the RAM would not fit in the slot.

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This reminded me of the epic fitting of a PCI-Express VGA card into an AGP slot. – Radoo Apr 11 '12 at 21:55

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