My Dell Inspiron 8500 laptop and Gateway m275 tablet both decided to go belly up over the weekend. I was able diagnose and to change the HD in the gateway. It is back alive now. But it only has 750mb of PC2700 333hz 200pin SoDimm RAM and is painfully slow for the stuff I ask it to do. I just can't cough up the cash for RAM right now.
The Dell however has 2 x 1gb sticks of pc 2100 266hz 200pin SoDimm. Could I temporarily use the PC2100 sticks in the Gateway despite the slower ratings? Would I really see any improvement by increasing the overall RAM amount albeit with slower RAM?