Will my machine take PC400mhz DDR RAM without asplodeying?

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  1. PukeyCute

    PukeyCute New Member

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    My paperweight is a Sony VAIO PCV-RZ34G.

    This thing uses PC2700 333mhz DDR sticks, and I've been asking the Sony techs if it's possible to run PC3200 400mhz on it instead. Unfortunately, they seem to only be able to parrot what the website says, which is "STICK TO 333 WE CAN'T GUARANTEE THE PERFORMANCE OF YOUR COMPUTER OTHERWISE."

    I therefore ask all of the Tim Allen-esque junkies on OT: IS that the actual answer, or will the VAIO actually take 400mhz sticks without exploding into a shower of confetti?
     
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    won't "explode" But it may not boot. Better off getting DDR333, imho. Corsair is prefered. Cost difference should be close to nil. Even if DDR-400 works, you will have no performance benefit.
     
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    mdaniel S is for Shiksa

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    Shouldn't be a problem. Faster memory usually runs just fine in machines calling for slower memory. PC2700 in place of PC2100, PC133 in place of PC100, etc. The worst case is that the machine either fails to boot or ignores the additional memory. In that case, just pull it out.
     
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    Thanks folks. Will update whenever I get the memory.
     

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