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RAM compatability I have a Sony VAIO and want to upgrade my RAM a second time. I've already upgraded once and the disc I installed then is a DDR PC2-5300. This time around I consulted Sony.com, which advises that I install a DDR2 PC-3200 400 MHz disc. My question is, does it matter that one disc is a DDR PC2-5300 and the other will be a DDR2 PC-3200? Are they compatible? What is the difference between these two types of disc?

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  • gdawnc Dec 11, 2008

    Is it okay then that one of disc is a DDR and the other a DDR2?

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The clock speed on the 5300 is higher however when installed with a 3200 the 5300 will "clock down" to the 3200 speed.  They are both compatible in this situation.  

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  • TrytoFix01 Dec 11, 2008

    the pc2-5300 is ddr2.  When listing the speed for ddr it will just say pc-2100 and so on, pc2-5300 is ddr2.  Also, ddr and ddr2 have the notch in a slightly different location and cannot be installed in the wrong type of slot.  If this helps please rate my solution.  Thanks

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