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What does the documentation mean when referencing ddr2 533 667 800mhz RAM?

What does the documentation mean when referencing DDR2 533/667/800MHz RAM? The module is double data rate 2 nd generation, and the sequence of numbers refer to the rate of the data being transferred.

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Simply so, can I use 800MHz RAM instead of 667?

2 Answers. The DDR2 RAM can be run at lower frequency without any issue. The motherboard will run the RAM at 667MHz instead of 800MHz and everything will be fine. The disadvantage is that you lose a bit of performance from the lower frequency.

Additionally, what does pc2 mean on RAM? DDR2 Specs

Friendly name Industry name Peak Transfer Rate
DDR2-533 PC2-4200 4266 MB/s
DDR2-667 PC2-5300 5333 MB/s
DDR2-800 PC2-6400 6400 MB/s
DDR2-1000 PC2-8000 8000 MB/s

In this way, what is the highest ddr2 RAM?

The maximum capacity on commercially available DDR2 DIMMs is 4GB, but chipset support and availability for those DIMMs is sparse and more common 2GB per DIMM are used.

Are all ddr2 RAM the same?

No, there are different types of DDR2 modules. DDR2 is more thought of as a specification. There are desktop and laptop modules as well as different speeds such as PC2-3200, 4200, 5300, 6400 and 8500.

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