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I recently bought a laptop... It only has 2x256MB=512MB of DDR2 running at 533mhz. Basically, not enough.

A few questions:

1) Under the memory tab of CPU-Z it says this:
Frequency: 265.7Mhz
FSB:RAM: 1:2
CAS: 4.0
RAS to CAS: 4
RAS Precharge: 4
Tras: 12
Trc: 16

...but in the SPD tab it shows a "timings table", with one of the timings being 333Mhz at 5-5-5-15-20. Wouldn't that be better? What I don't get is why it isn't running at 533Mhz 1:1.... or something... My laptop is plugged in, so it should be running at full tilt. Please teach me.

It's got an Intel Core Solo (Yonah Core) running at 1.86Ghz if that helps.

2) I'm considering upgrading it for Christmas. Since there won't be any overclocking going on... how picky do I need to be about my laptop RAM? If it doesn't really matter... can you recommend some good, cheap, 1GB sticks of DDR2 for my laptop?

Thank you.
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Bump... sitting here all day with no replies...
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BUMP....

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Everything is fine with the ram and fsb. Since its DDR2 the frequency would be doubled from 266 which would effectively make it the correct frequency.

I'll edit back with some ram suggestions as I've done a few upgrades in the past.
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