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Will DDR3 1666 slot work with older DDR3 1333 mem stick? (laptop)

Q: Will DDR3 1666 slot work with older DDR3 1333 mem stick? (laptop)

Hello my old laptop Acer aspire 7551g had 4gb DDR3 1333.

The new one is Lenovo G500s with DDR3 1single 1666 so i have one slot left.

So DDR3 1333 + DDR3 1666 will work or not?

The goal is to have 8gb ram so i can cheak if Watch Dogs still lag when driving (i know one stupid game not worth it?)

What i want to know is is it safe to try?

So thank you for answears.

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A: Will DDR3 1666 slot work with older DDR3 1333 mem stick? (laptop)

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This 4GB DDR3 RAM Kingston Technology Company - Kingston Memory Search - Search Results for: KVR13N9S8/4

It says in my motherboard specifications on Gigabyte's website tht my motherboard "Support for DDR3 1333(O.C.)/1066/800 MHz memory modules"

how am i supposed to make this RAM work on my motherboard

Please Help Me

A:how to make DDR3-1333 DDR3 4 GB work on my Gigabyte G41-M Combo mobo?

I'm afraid that RAM is not supported, I downloaded the Memory Support List from: (and attached)

GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket 775 - GA-G41M-Combo (rev. 2.0)

Also, you are better off getting 2 sticks, since:
Your motherboard:

Features Dual channel memory architecture, best to use two sticks to take advantage of the Dual channel, should be identical RAM sticks.
Multi-channel memory architecture - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
That motherboard supports very few 4 gig sticks at all and fact you have to overclock to handle 1333, I would just buy one step lower: 2 * 2 gig 1066 sticks.
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Will this ram : see the link
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Please help me.

A:Is DDR3-1333 DDR3 4 GB will work on my G41 Combo?

Quote: Originally Posted by mastertushar

Will this ram : see the link
Transcend DDR3-1333 DDR3 4 GB PC RAM (JM1333KLN-4G)

will work on my mothrboard? Gigabyte G41-Combo Rev 1.3 with 2.80 Ghz Core2Duo Processor?
Please help me.

Is that a G41M-Combo Rev 1.3?

If so, it supports both DDR2 and DDR3.

But you cannot mix DDR2 and DDR3. All RAM must be one or the other.

The specific RAM you mentioned is not listed on the qualified RAM list, but that doesn't mean it won't work.

From the Gigabyte web site for the G41M-Combo Rev 3:


2 x 1.5V DDR3 DIMM sockets supporting up to 8 GB of system memory (Note 1)
Dual channel memory architecture
Support for DDR3 1333(O.C.)/1066/800 MHz memory modules


2 x 1.8V DDR2 DIMM sockets supporting up to 8 GB of system memory (Note 1)
Dual channel memory architecture
Support for DDR2 1066(O.C.)/800/667 MHz memory modules

(Note: Mixed mode, populating DDR2 and DDR3 memory modules simulta- neously is not supported. Go to GIGABYTE's website for the latest supported memory speeds and memory modules.)
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A:will ddr3 1600 run better then 1333

Quote: Originally Posted by Monster212

ok right now i have 6GB of DDR3 PC3-10600/ 1333 but i am thinking of going to DDR3 PC3 12800 1600, will i noticed a difference or will it be so small its not worth upgrading.????


Hi there,
You already asked here:
DDR3 PC3 12800 or DDR3 PC3-10600

But looks if you do so, it will overclock slightly your Ram.
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A:Solved: My New DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666)Ram is not as fast as it should be. + More.

It's supposed to run at 667 MHz. DDR RAM. Double Data Rate Random Access Memory. Active twice a cycle. The effective frequency is double the actual frequency.
IMO, you really intentionally bought troubles for no reason. DDR3 RAM does NOT give any performance increase for anything below i7 CPUs, is hard to confirm compatible before buying, and you bought a low-end motherboard anyways, just... Eh.

The graphics card idles at lower frequency than the advertised one to save power, run something that uses the card, for example a game (not the best choice), or Furmark stability test, it will get to the 750/870 or whatever it's supposed to be.
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A:New kingston DDR3 1333 running at only 800 bus speed..

Load bios defaults and try again? Its just ram, your system wont be faster because of it running at 667 vs 400mhz, it will be faster because it has more memory installed.
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solution / fix
installed 1600MHz RAM and computer booted with no issues.

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A:Ddr3 ram

Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister

While browsing the specs on several motherboards I'm considering, I noticed in the RAM specs, that some listed 1600MHz DDR3 (over clocking). What does the parenthetical note mean? Does it mean that this speed of RAM is only needed if the rig is over clocked?

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This also avoids the possible downside of an asynchronous overclock, one where CPU end of the Bus gets boosted but the rest of the system stays at stock speed.

I also noticed that one board listed ECC or non-ECC in the specs. I'm sure that ECC is more it worth it?

ECC memory is used mostly in servers. Unless something has changed (or I'm just flat-out wrong ) it actually runs a tad slower than non-ECC RAM, mainly because it needs an extra step to check the data passing through it before it gives it the okey-dokey. Unless you have a specific reason for it, ECC is unnecessary.
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Go here and allow the Crucial System Scanner to load and run.

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That motherboard supports DDR2 533/667/800.

Have you considered OCZ ram? That is a good brand as well.
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Hai, Forum

I have a question and trying to answer please help

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Is DDR3 is available in the market, kindly quote the price


2GB DDR3 for around $400...

Nvidia has DDR3 motherboards

More info:
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A:Where can I get DDR3?

It support both DDR2 & DDR3?

With DDR3, it really will only be a benefit if you can get DDR3 1333 or higher.

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Attachment 95866

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Originally Posted by kev s148

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There's a significant difference in bandwidth with tri-channel memory. Go for it
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Hi chilloh

Originally Posted by chilloh

my brother has a new mobo but it only supports ddr3 and he want to use the ddr2 is it possible?

it only supports ddr3 - You just answered your own question!

Sorry but you will have very bad results if you try!

Later Ted
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Which mainboard are you using?
Also tell the price at which you want to buy?