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Very Quick DDR2 Question

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Looking to upgrade my hp pavilion a1020n
looking on ebay for cheap ram
found this saying its for my exact kind of computer
and this and this too

do i have to go with the expensive ones that say they are for my computer or can i go with the other ones and save some money?
post #2 of 5
Any DDR2 RAM that is non-ECC and PC2-5300 (667 MHz) or higher will work fine in the a1020n. Avoid the "mixed brand" stuff in one of your links - it's too slow at PC2-4200 (533 MHz).
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the mobo in the a1020n only supports 533mhz anyways
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Originally Posted by RaveApex View Post

the mobo in the a1020n only supports 533mhz anyways

I got the 667 MHz number from the Crucial Memory Advisor. However, after taking a closer look at the manufacturer's specs, you're right: it calls for 533 MHz RAM.

In any case, I would still avoid 4 DIMMs from 4 different manufacturers, even if you aren't overclocking.
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i ended up scrapping the whole upgrade actually
thanx anyways though
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