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between pc2 5400 and pc2 5300? there both ddr2 667? can't figure this out and its from my friends computer who needs a two gig kit. thanks
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Take a look at this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DDR2#Modules

Note: DDR2-xxx (or DDR-xxx) denotes effective clockspeed, whereas PC2-xxxx (or PC-xxxx) denotes theoretical bandwidth (though it is often rounded up or down). Bandwidth is calculated by taking transfers per second and multiplying by eight. This is because DDR2 memory modules transfer data on a bus that is 64 data bits wide, and since a byte comprises 8 bits, this equates to 8 bytes of data per transfer.

1 Some manufacturers label their DDR2-667 sticks as PC2-5400 instead of PC2-5300. At least one manufacturer has reported this reflects successful testing at a faster-than standard speed.[1]

Remember, when picking ram decide what the mobo is compabitle with ex. ddr2 800, ddr2 1000, etc.
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Originally Posted by alvintran12 View Post

Remember, when picking ram decide what the mobo is compabitle with ex. ddr2 800, ddr2 1000, etc.
thats what i'm trying to do now is make sure i pick the right ram for my friends computer if i were to tell you the northbridge would that tell you how high of ram i could get?
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As far as i know it depends on what FSB the board can handle.

For example this board Here can handle a 1333FSB and so the RAM should be able to operate up to that.
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its and older 800mhz fsb cpu (and old 930 pentiumd cpu) so does that mean that i can use ddr2 800 ram?
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