12-20-2011, 11:07 AM
Join Date: Dec 2011
OS: Windows 7
Gateway laptop Model: NV57H26U (Purchased new from store)
Processor: Intel Core I5-2410M
Speed: 2.3MHZ - 2.9MHZ
Memory Technology: DDR3 SDRAM
Memory Standard: DDR3-1066/PC3-8500
The specs say it has 4GB of DDR3-1066/PC3-8500 with the ability to expand to 8GB. Which is exactly what I want to do. But, when I opened the laptop up, I found two 2GB cards with the following markings,... "2GB.2Rx8.PC3-10600S-9-10-F2.1333". I read this to mean that the laptop had 1333/PC3-10600 installed vice 1066/PC3-8500.
Question 1: Did I interpret those markings correctly or not?
Question 2: If correct, should I expand to 8GB of DDR3 1333/PC3-10600 like what's already in there? Or should I adhere to the specs and use 8GB of DDR3 1066/PC3-8500?
Question 3: Will this current use of 1333/PC3-10600 OR expansion to 8GB of the same eventually cause problems with clocking, overheating or anything else?
Question 4: Could you recommend the best manufacture to go with on Sodimm RAM?
Thank you in advance, for taking the time to read and help.