[SOLVED] can I use RAM 3600Mhz on a laptop motherboard supporting max 2133Mhz ?

sohaieb001

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Hello,

my PC is Dell inspiron 15 series 3000 , I can see in the spec that the motherboard supports only 2133 MHz (DDR-4) ,

my problem is that in my country markets there is no So-DIMM RAMs with this speed, i only found 3600Mhz

So will 3600Mhz work on my laptop ? and it will not make any problem ?
 

sohaieb001

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Hello,

thanks for your replies

if that ram has SPD JEDEC 2133MHz profile then yes it would work
post ram part number so we can check
here are the RAM i'm planing to buy (one of them) : Ram Team Group 8Go - SO-DIMM - DDR4 3600Mhz or this one Ram ADATA 8GO - DDR4 - 3600Mhz


Yes, it should work, as RAM is compatible up to the speed its rated for. It'll just run at 2133.
Yes but in term or power (voltage or wattage) this will not make an issue ?
 
Hello,

thanks for your replies


here are the RAM i'm planing to buy (one of them) : Ram Team Group 8Go - SO-DIMM - DDR4 3600Mhz or this one Ram ADATA 8GO - DDR4 - 3600Mhz
both are JEDEC 3200 CL22 1.2v, they should be both able to run as fast as your memory controller allows you...which is probably 2133MHz CL15 @ 1.2v? depens on your CPU used
Yes but in term or power (voltage or wattage) this will not make an issue ?
no problem at all
 
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both are JEDEC 3200 CL22 1.2v, they should be both able to run as fast as your memory controller allows you...which is probably 2133MHz CL15 @ 1.2v? depens on your CPU used

no problem at all
yes it's exactly 2133Mhz , My CPU is i5 - 7th generation

It only needs more of either if it needs to run at a higher speed. DDR4-2133 is the basically the base DDR4 speed, so it's reasonable to assume every computer that uses DDR4 RAM is compatible with it.
i understand, so then there is no problem with power, the only thing to get is that the MOBO will work with its max specification need (which is 2133Mhz) even if the RAM is 3600Mhz , right ?
 

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