PC2700 vs. PC5300
by ryanseeley - 1/1/07 8:56 PM
Can I use PC5300 DDR RAM instead of PC2700 on my Dell Inspirion 1200 Notebook. Everything I've read says that PC5300 is backwards compatible. However, Crucial.com, Dell's website, and Best Buy's website do not list PC5300 as being compatible with my machine.
The reason I'm asking is that, PC2700 memory, although slower, is considerably more expensive than PC5300 for a 1GB stick.
I know that given my chipset I couldn't get any faster than 333MHz without overclocking. But that is not my goal. I just want whichever is the cheaper of the two, so long as it will work.