Are ddr333 and ddr400 interchangable for a laptop?

  Diodorus Siculus 21:17 28 Apr 08
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The RAM on a friend's laptop has failed so I took it out and run the machine on the 256MB that is inbuilt.

Anyway, the ram I took out was DDR 200pin 333 / 2.5 V

Novatech sell a 1GB module for £56 or so.

They also sell 1gb of DDR 400 for £36.

Can we use the DDR 400?

It's for a Novatech branded Mitac 8081 if that helps.

Thanks as always,

Dio

  Technotiger 21:25 28 Apr 08

Have a read of this ...

click here

  Diodorus Siculus 00:25 29 Apr 08

I've read that but can't see anything relevant. What am I missing?

  Taff™ 00:39 29 Apr 08

200 pin strikes me as being very rare. Hi Dio! I always go to Crucial and run their "Scan My Computer" utility - remember to "shop in pounds" - they`ve never let me down yet and a simple phone call puts your mind at rest. Money back guarantee, I think - never had to use it!

  wotbus@ 09:03 29 Apr 08

I thinks it's a question of whether the CPU supports the speed (333 or 400). If it only supports 333 then fitting 400 is a waste of time. It can be done the other way around of course.
Use Crucial as Taff™ suggests - you are not obliged to buy from them but at least you will get the feedback you require.

  Diodorus Siculus 09:22 29 Apr 08

Thanks guys; Crucial slipped my mind somehow- it's where I always go for RAM for myself...

I understand that DDR400 may not be utilised but for a saving of £20 I'd go with it.

Anyway, will run the crucial scanner and see what we come up with.

Cheers, Dio

  Diodorus Siculus 10:46 29 Apr 08

The crucial scanner doesn't recognise it...?

I'll get onto Novatech and see what they say; generally they are very helpful.

Cheers, Dio

  Diodorus Siculus 14:40 14 May 08

Novatech people sorted it for me.

Cheers, Dio

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