This is a discussion on Ram Speed within the RAM and Power Supply Support forums, part of the Tech Support Forum category. I was wondering, what happens if i have a way high memory speed? My wifes laptop is running a 200mhz
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What model Dell do you have?
Laptops use EIST to slow down the CPU and buss speeds to conserve power when not under load this may be what your seeing?
How are you seeing the ram speed through CPUz or another program?
Laatitude D610. Through Everest. I have CPUz on my other computer if I need to use it.
I'm pretty new to the whole build your computer thing. Although I can tell what from what, the lingo gets me. What is EIST?
Well thats all good an all, but thats not what I asked lol. I tried it, but it made it run slower actually. I don't know. Anyways I just need to know what would happen if I put say a 1GB PC3500 into a system that can only run PC2100 and I didn't know it could only run say PC2700 at the most? Their I was a bit more specific that time. Thanks for the help so far.