I'm about to upgrade the RAM in my HP a1620n, and I can't seem to find the answers I'm looking for on-line. I've used the Crucial Scanner and figured out what I can upgrade to (my manufacturer's product specs were equivocal on maximum RAM), and I just need to know a couple more things.
I'm currently thinking about buying 2x1G sticks and upgrading to 3G total (2x512M + 2x1G).
The Crucial Scanner said I need RAM that supports PC2-5300 speed, but the HP a1620n specs list the RAM compatibilty as PC2-4200 speed. Will the newer RAM conflict with the old RAM?
I know absolutely nothing about RAM specs like Latency, Timing, etc. Does any of that matter to performance?
Are there any brands of RAM that I should avoid?