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Windows 7: Need to add RAM if possible: Compatibility and is it possible?

17 Oct 2015   #11
b89

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Is it necessary for it to be 1066mhz? I am not super familiar w the Mhz w/ the exception of electrical input. Additionally, why is it so hard to find additional info on this Motherboard ard (It was defective and replaced by Toshiba during warranty period). My battery is also failing. Things are getting expensive on a 5 y/o laptop.

It seems easiest to find 1600mhz RAM, however that is higher in Mhz.

I do have an Amazon gift card....

Is it necessary for it to be 1066mhz? I am not super familiar w the Mhz w/ the exception of electrical input. Additionally, why is it so hard to find additional info on this Motherboard ard (It was defective and replaced by Toshiba during warranty period). My battery is also failing. Things are getting expensive on a 5 y/o laptop.

It seems easiest to find 1600mhz RAM, however that is higher in Mhz.

I do have an Amazon gift card....

Their supplemental parts in the manual are listed to buy original Toshiba replacements. It says: PA3677U-1M4G Toshiba 4GB DDR3-1066 Memory Module

Mobo:
Manufacturer AMD Corp.
Model Guam (Socket S1G4)
Version PSK0QU-01200D
Chipset Vendor AMD
Chipset Model 785GX
Chipset Revision 00
Southbridge Vendor AMD
Southbridge Model SB850
Southbridge Revision 40
System Temperature 70 C


Thanks in advance guys!


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18 Oct 2015   #12
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

A 1600 MHz RAM stick will run just fine at 1066 MHz, as long as it's the same kind of memory. For your machine it must be DDR3, which won't be a problem.

But yes, you can safely run a 1600 stick at 1066. No harm will be done.
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