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hello guys, I just got my new laptop from MSI, GX-660 (3slots for memory ram) .. i5 560m
memory installed is already 8gb (4x2).. using cpuZ, i saw my memory's information..


Max Bandwidth : PC3-10700 (667mhz)
Manufacturer: Transcend Information
Part No: JM1333KSN-4G
and i can see the timings
7-7-7-20

my question is..
If I can put another 4gb ram but not the same brand im using atm,
because i cant find any transcend 4gb ..


Is it ok to use other brand? but the same DDR3, but about the timings, im not sure if i can see the same.

and should be the MHZ of the ram same in my laptop's ram?

hope you guys can help me.. thx
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yes u can as long as it has the same specs it should be fine,ive done it with my desktop before
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okay.. so it shoud be ddr3 then 667mhz?
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Originally Posted by ralphyy;12256813 
okay.. so it shoud be ddr3 then 667mhz?

yeh,btw get a second opinion coz if u buy more ram and it doesnt work for some reason i dont want to be the guy who gets blamed,but im so sure it will work as long as u get the exact same specs as ur current ram
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post #5 of 10
Look up the laptop and see what it's maximum memory allowance is, most take only up to X amount.

To be honest, there is no real reason to have 8GB RAM, or more, if you are a laptop owner, and if you do need more, chances are a desktop would have suited your needs much better.
    
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As I stated in my first comment,
I already said that I am a desktop user, I need a larger ram since Video Processing/ Photo / Effects is my priority. + gaming too..

since I already have a desktop, with 6950 crossfire / q9550 oced to 3.8ghz

my target now is my laptop,
I need more than 8gb, thats why I chose this laptop. because its maximum ram is 12gb.

now my question is..

if its ok to use other brand:)
post #7 of 10
As others have said, using a different brand but same specs should be just fine.
post #8 of 10
Personally I would suggest to take off the bottom cover and jot down the module model number and find another identical module, chances are you can still find them for sale and it's going to cost just as much as buying a different brand module.

If you can't find an identical module, then find another module with the same speed/timings.
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Originally Posted by ralphyy;12257593 
As I stated in my first comment,
I already said that I am a desktop user, I need a larger ram since Video Processing/ Photo / Effects is my priority. + gaming too..

since I already have a desktop, with 6950 crossfire / q9550 oced to 3.8ghz

my target now is my laptop,
I need more than 8gb, thats why I chose this laptop. because its maximum ram is 12gb.

now my question is..

if its ok to use other brand:)

yes u can but like i said it has to have the exact same timings,frequency etc.
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How hard are you looking?

http://www.memoryc.com/products/description/4GB_Transcend_JetRAM_DDR3_1333MHz_SO_DIMM_PC3_10666_CL9_laptop_memory_module/index.html
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