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Memory type issue

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  • Started 1 year ago by shakeyvara
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shakeyvara
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I need to add some extra memory to a desktop pc, the scan shows i have ddr3 pc3-10700, now i can only find 10600 on ebay and the likes. All i need to know is will the 10600 work in my pc? Regards

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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shakeyvara hi. I think, because it's actually 10666⅔. So could be marked either way. What did you scan it with ?

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shakeyvara
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Hi lighthouse, i just used a free tool download.

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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Which one ?

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whs
whs
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Scan with this: http://www.crucial.com/systemscanner/

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shakeyvara
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hi it was this one from this page

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto.....installed/

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raphoenix
raphoenix
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http://www.tomshardware.com/re.....,1754.html

"Today's DDR3-1333 has a peak bandwidth of 10666 MHz, which can be improperly rounded down and called PC3-10600, rounded up to be called PC3-10700 or stated without rounding as PC3-10666 depending on the manufacturer's desires.

Buyers will find that searching some venders for multiple DDR3-1333 brands will require them to check all three "ratings" to view modules of the same actual speed, but most brands label their DDR3-1333 products as either PC3-10600 or PC3-10666."

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shakeyvara
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Yes i have seen this before from toms hardware but what does it mean. problem is its on my fathers machine and he lives 30 miles away. he ran the crucial diagnostic also and that didnt really tell him. someone else said the 10600 will work as long as the current memory is removed. Is this right? thanks

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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10600 is 10666. See the JEDEC table below.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DDR3

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