My laptop will soon be 6 years old. It's an ASUS Aspire 8930G and uses DDR3 memory modules. I need to replace the modules because they are faulty.
After opening up the computer and pulling out the modules to read the labels, it indicates:
I googled for replacement memory for this laptop and I've seen stuff on Amazon and eBay with numbers like:
Doing some more search, I came to understand that this number difference has to do with the clock speed. The 8500S doesn't seem to exist much anymore. Probably was something when DDR3 initially came out. Nevertheless, the websites selling DDR3 seem to indicate that it is OK to use PC3 10600.
What isn't clear to me is what am I allowed to install in my laptop. Can I put in modules that are rated with a higher speed? What exactly does this clock speed mean? Does it mean it will operate up to that speed or does it mean that I MUST have that speed?
The last thing I want to end up doing is going into a store to buy some replacement DDR3 and only find out after plugging it in that it doesn't work because I failed to take something into account? Is there anything I should be aware of when getting the replacement memory?