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Upgrading RAM on an old laptop

Discussion in 'Memory' started by MrFunex, 16 Oct 2020.

  1. MrFunex

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 17 Oct 2005

    Posts: 1,128

    Location: Southampton

    Old laptop is a faithful Acer Aspire 7750 from 2011. Recently, I’ve swapped out the CPU from an i5-2410M to an i7-2720QM.

    This has nearly doubled the speed (I don’t do any gaming though), but the new chip supports DDR3-1600MHz memory whereas the old one only supported DDR3-1333...

    There are NO settings in the BIOS on this laptop apart from time/date and boot order.

    Is it likely that, should I buy some faster memory, it’d automatically work at the higher speed? Would I actually notice any difference?