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Ugh sorry I meant motherboard. :)

Edit: I downloaded CPZ. It confirmed that my motherboard is the one listed here. That website also says "Memory Type: 533MHz." So I'm confused because I am sure this is the memory currently in my computer and it even has the same sticker of that police looking guy.

Edited by kwasi, 28 December 2008 - 08:40 PM.

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Ok I did a little more research.

In my understanding RAM is backward compatible so the DDR2 667 PC2-5300 is able to slow down and run at DDR2 533 PC2-4200. The in red here says "Although the memory can be installed one module at a time, the best performance comes from using matched pairs of modules.When using PC2-5300 parts the maximum memory is 2GB. When using PC2-4200 the maximum is 4GB."

Does this mean to ever have my system notice more than 2GB of RAM I have to use PC2-4200 and trash my current RAM?

Also is 2GB of PC2-5300 better than 4GB(3.2-3.5 recognizable by my 32-bit Windows) of PC2-5300?
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