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Default 10v - Is there a reason the "recommended" RAM is actually faster than the FSB? - 11-19-2009, 07:05 PM

I was just curious, because the N270 has 1.6Ghz and a FSB of only 533Mhz, and the RAM that recommends is either PC2-5300 (DDR2 667) or PC2-6400 (DDR2 800). If I remember right, that means those two RAM sticks run at 667 Mhz and 800 Mhz, respectively. But why? The computer won't ever reach that, since it's only as fast as the weakest link, and right now that looks like the FSB...

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Default 11-19-2009, 07:33 PM

You are correct. Partly it's because the slower 533MHz RAM is not being produced as much so costs rise, partly because higher-rated RAM often runs cooler than the slower stuff. Dell ships Mini 9s with PC2-6400 RAM.

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