Weird fitting HP RAM

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  1. Linkiboy
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    I have a laptop PC that takes 200-pin standard laptop RAM at 333mhz... or so I thought. But when I tried to install a new module, the module was slightly too wide. Is this because of HP or is there some special RAM thats wider by a bit than regular 200 pin ram but still 200 pin?
     
  2. Salamantis

    Salamantis GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    I do know that DDR2 RAM and DDR ones are not of the same size, DDR2 is just slightly wider... maybe you're trying to install incompatible RAM?

    I'd wait for FAST's explanation [​IMG]
     
  3. p1ngpong

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    333mhz is DDR1, DDR1 comes in 266, 333 and 400mhz. DDR2 comes in 533, 667 and 800mhz. If your trying to put a 333mhz module in your laptop and it wont fit it probably means your laptop uses DDR2, there is a slight difference in size between DDR 1 and 2, and the notch in them is in a slightly different position.
     
  4. Linkiboy
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    Could you sand off the RAM to fit it in? I mean... not like I'm going to use it elsewhere.
     
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    Sound like a bad idea to do that to a multi layered PCB [​IMG]. Also if it is DDR1 and not 2 and your mobo wants 2 or vise versa, then sanding it off won't help you one bit [​IMG].
     
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    Lmao no you cant! [​IMG]
     
  7. Linkiboy
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    Ok. I'll just sell it or give it or something then