RAM question

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  1. chefinator

    chefinator New Member

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    i want to update my notebook with 1Gb of ram. it says it takes DDR 266 pc2100. if i put in DDR 333 or even 400 will i have cooling issues. its really only going to run at the 266 anyway isnt it.

    i dont know a whole lot about this shit. also how do i overclock my pc? is it worth it?
     
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    DDR 333 and up should work without any problem in the laptop, and yes it will only run at 266 if thats what you already run at.

    As far as overclocking, need more information like make/model/motherboard, since they are not all the same.
     
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    chefinator New Member

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    gateway notebook m305xl(crv)
    2.2 Ghz, 256MB RAM
    P4
    windows xp pro

    System Manufacturer Gateway
    System Model Gateway M305CRV
    System Type X86-based PC
    Processor x86 Family 15 Model 2 Stepping 9 GenuineIntel ~2191 Mhz


    prolly should have listed this in the beginning.
     
  4. Timdog

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    Generally, you can't overclock notebooks. You might be able to change the FSB using a software program like SoftFSB, but that is risky. Also, notebook cooling is usually not designed for higher speeds, sometimes they aren't even designed well for stock speeds.
     
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    I have a program named CPU FSB that may be able to OC it. It generally is not a good idea to OC your laptop as it doesn't have muc of a margin to heat up any more than it normally operates at and no matter how little you OC it the thing will heat up.
     
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    I agree with the others that OCing a laptop is not a very good idea.

    As for your RAM, 333 and 400 will automatically slow themselves down tot 266 if thats all your motherboard can handle.
     
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  7. Teck

    Teck WTF? OT Supporter

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    Make sure you have the slowest ram in the first memory bank, sometimes you'll run into issues if its setup differently.
     

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