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Does a laptop ram need to have similar MHz Ram

BBeyond

Budget (including currency): $90NZD or less

Country: New Zealand

Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: Red Dead Redemption 2, Grand Theft Auto V, Horizon Zero Dawn

Other details Currently I have a ASUS TUF Gaming FX505DD Laptop, I have a ddr4 2400MHz 16gb Ram Stick on 1 of 2 slots

 

I was planning to purchase another ram stick and came up with this (Link)

And I was just curious if there was any risk on installing this to my laptop.
 

They both have different Memory Speeds, and i'm not sure if their similar brands

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34 minutes ago, BBeyond said:

Budget (including currency): $90NZD or less

Country: New Zealand

Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: Red Dead Redemption 2, Grand Theft Auto V, Horizon Zero Dawn

Other details Currently I have a ASUS TUF Gaming FX505DD Laptop, I have a ddr4 2400MHz 16gb Ram Stick on 1 of 2 slots

 

I was planning to purchase another ram stick and came up with this (Link)

And I was just curious if there was any risk on installing this to my laptop.
 

They both have different Memory Speeds, and i'm not sure if their similar brands

IMG20231121180431.jpg

In my experience no, but it will likely run faster RAM at the slower speed.

I think I upgraded mine to 3200MT but it still runs 2400MT like the original RAM.

 

Although I wouldn't like to say how it works mixing different speeds/timings, I specifically bought a matched pair.

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Some laptops will only run if you have the correct speed and size combination, others just let you do whatever you want. If you have the ability to easily return the ram, get faster ram. If you can't return ram easily, get the matching speed, you won't see a crazy difference.

 

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