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PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 2:50 pm 
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I have a T43P with a 1GB stick of PC4200 RAM. If I add a second 1GB stick of PC5300 will there be any problems?

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 2:56 pm 
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Nope, will run just fine, at PC2-4200 speeds.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 3:00 pm 
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ajkula66 wrote:
Nope, will run just fine, at PC2-4200 speeds.


Just wanted to be sure, I know IBM can be particular with hardware. I'm fixing it up to sell, don't want it to come back to me with problems.

Thanx again!

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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2012 4:05 pm 
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Mike's question is very interesting.
And not only concerning the T43p; also for other T4x models.

As 1Gb sticks of PC-2700 RAM are quite hard to find and expensive, could it be cheaper to use DDR RAM sticks with higher maximal speed ?

Will a Thinkpad T4x perform as well with higher speed RAM sticks or could there be some loss of performance to some frequency conversion?

@ajukla 66 : Have you really tested RAM sticks 4200 on a Thinpad where 2700 RAM was initially ?


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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2012 4:16 pm 
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thinktwice wrote:
@ajukla 66 : Have you really tested RAM sticks 4200 on a Thinpad where 2700 RAM was initially ?


No, because that's simply impossible. As in physically impossible.

ThinkPads that were shipped with PC2700 (T42/p, R50p, X32..) are DDR.

Those (like T43/p) that went out with PC2-4200 are DDR2.

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