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Mixing Laptop RAM

By nate39
Jun 13, 2006
  1. My son has a Gateway laptop with, I think, one stick of Gateway 4300 pc RAM. It has a Centrino cpu. If he buys another stick, will it work with whatever is in there now and still give him a noticable boost in performance? As long as it is good quality? thanks
     
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Mixing ram is always a bit hit and miss.

    If your son gets different ram it may work ok, on the other hand it could possibly cause problems.

    In my opinion, it would be better if your son could get exactly the same ram as he has at the moment. This should help to avoid any compatibility issues.

    Regards Howard :)
     
  3. Tedster

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

  4. nate39

    nate39 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 31

    thanks, I know this and would never mix ram with my computer, but since this is a intel laptop, I didn't know how much it mattered. I will pass it on, thanks
     
  5. Tedster

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

    intel or amd, basic computing principles never change.
     
  6. CrossFire851

    CrossFire851 TS Rookie Posts: 766

  7. nate39

    nate39 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 31

    thanks, but it is 4300, he just bought some OCZ 512 on newegg, my suggestion. I checked his ram speed with cpuz, the fsb is 99! So I don't think it matters what he puts in it. It is a celeron, not a centrino.
     
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