Compatible Memory

By Trafficflow
May 7, 2009
  1. My freind has a Acer Aspire 3680-2762. Max memory is 2 gb. I am getting two choices PC@-4200 PC 5300. will either one work? I take it the 5300 is 667mhz and the other ???? Is 5300 better?
  2. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,704   +397

    PC-4200 is 533
    PC-5300 is 667

    Either will work, if the comp won't run at 667 it will just run the 5300 stuff at 533.
  3. Trafficflow

    Trafficflow TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 91

    Thanks. One other item. Should I stay away from low dens and ECC? I know its
    200 pin and do I really need the other things. I will try to match them so they work good toghther.
  4. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,668   +1,871

    "ECC" (error correcting code) memory is normally only used in enterprise server applications. Consumer memory is "non-ECC". Obviously the motherboard manual would be the last word.
    But, Newegg doesn't even show ECC memory in a 200 pin package.

    Here's ECC Server DDR
  5. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,704   +397

    Yes, and good plan.
  6. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    read the updating ram guide in the guides forum
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