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I currently have an Alienware M11x R1, it's getting a little slow because of the C2D processor. I'm going to pop in a C300 SSD and 8GB of RAM, but I can't figure out what RAM it uses. It seems like it's DDR3-800, but I live-chatted with Dell and they said it was the 1333MHz.

Has anyone tried to upgrade their RAM at all? Please steer me towards the right direction =D
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Ddr3 - 800
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If I get 1066 ones, will it just adjust itself? Not many good deals on 800MHz.
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I believe you need to change the settings in the BIOS
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Anything over 800 works, it self clocks the speed is stuck at 800 regardless of the rated speed of the sticks. Can't change any ram speeds/timings in the BIOS.

I have these in mine: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231213
Edited by just_nuke_em - 5/12/11 at 9:20pm
    
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post #6 of 6
Anything ddr3-800 or higher will be fine, it will just downlclock to the default speed anyway.
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