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Here are my laptop specs: HP G-62.

CPU-Z has the following for my current memory specs:

DDR3 PC3-10700H (667 MHz)

I am looking to throw some more RAM in this laptop. I have found this memory (Newegg) and I'd like to verify I can put this in my laptop. Here are the specs of the new memory:

DDR3 1066 (PC3 8500)

My question is, will this memory be compatibile and "work" in my laptop? Thanks in advance!!


After the pointer from Simon, the memory now in question to purchase can be found here (Newegg). The specs for this memory are as follows:

DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600)

Will this RAM work in my laptop?

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Which HP G-62 do you have? That's a series including a variety of very different laptops. – David Schwartz Apr 27 '12 at 2:29
@DavidSchwartz How can I find out which one I have?? Through the OS? I don't see anything on the actual physical laptop. – Thomas Stringer Apr 27 '12 at 2:36
If all else fails, the Free (Home) version of SiW will tell you, under the Motherboard tab. – David Schwartz Apr 27 '12 at 3:07
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The new memory has a significantly lower speed than your current one. You will want PC3-10600+. PC3-8500 is several years old now

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+1 great pointer. Please see the edit of my question. Will that memory in my update work in my laptop? – Thomas Stringer Apr 27 '12 at 2:34
What exactly is 10700H? I can't seem to find any specs on that. Is that basically PC3-8500 with dual channel? Just curious. Hopefully the updated memory will work in my laptop. Let me know! Thanks in advance. – Thomas Stringer Apr 27 '12 at 2:59
Given that you're already looking at Crucial memory, you can use Crucial's Memory Advisor Tool to check compatibility with most brand-name computers: Generally speaking, the higher the number in PC3-#####, the better the performance...but on the other hand, you probably wouldn't notice the performance difference in most situations. – rob Apr 27 '12 at 3:12
@rob so the PC3 10600 is fine for me then? – Thomas Stringer Apr 27 '12 at 3:29
Yes, it should work fine. If you're still uneasy about buying it, just use Crucial's Memory Advisor or System Scanner available on their homepage. It will give you a list of memory modules/kits that are "guaranteed" to be compatible. – rob Apr 27 '12 at 5:40

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