Minor ram oddity; any reason to worry?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by munckee, Apr 22, 2006.

  1. munckee macrumors 65816

    Oct 27, 2005
    So I just installed another gig of ram in my Powerbook. The stick said PC2700. The receipt says PC2700. The "about this mac" info shows it as PC3200. It recognizes it fine and was notably faster on boot up (jumped from 1GB to 2).

    Is there any reason to worry about this at all?
  2. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603


    Apr 29, 2005
    San Francisco
    No reason to worry, it means that the RAM installed is capable of going faster than the system's limit.

    Means the RAM could run faster, but the PB isn't capable of doing that.
  3. Temujin macrumors 6502a


    Oct 1, 2005
    No need to worry about the speed difference. A 3200 and a 2700 stick will both run at 2700. So even if it is a 3200 stick, there shouldn't be any problems. Try to google the serial nr., to check if it is 3200 or 2700 ram.
  4. Foxglove9 macrumors 65816


    Jan 14, 2006
    New York City
    You could always run memtest and see what results you get. Or just use it a bit and if you get kernel panics then you'll know something is not right.

    Otherwise GimmeSlack12 was right on.
  5. munckee thread starter macrumors 65816

    Oct 27, 2005
    Thanks guys. Didn't figure it would cause problems since it was recognized and working correctly, just wanted to make sure.
  6. sam10685 macrumors 68000


    Feb 2, 2006
    Portland, OR
    i've actually been thinking about putting a 1 gig stick in my powerbook and i was wondering if putting a 3200 stick instead of the recommended 2700 would make it any faster. thank u for clearing it up.
  7. disconap macrumors 68000


    Oct 29, 2005
    Portland, OR
    Nope. RAM will run at the max the system can handle, not the max that the RAM can handle. My G4 has a 100mHz bus and all my RAM is 133, but it still operates at 100. It's still going to speed up your system performance overall simply because it is more RAM, though. ;)

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