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T500 DDR3 1333 - Will This Work?



I've got a quick and hopfully simply question. 


According to this:


My T500 can support PC3-8500 DDR3-1066 SODIMM. However, the availablity of 1066 DDR3 where I live is virtually non existent, while I can easily purchase a 1333 DDR3. Will it simply work at the lower frequency, or can I expect problems?


Thanks a lot!

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Re: T500 DDR3 1333 - Will This Work?

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Crucial's and Kingston's memory finders show both 1066 and 1333 RAM as compatible with the T500.  You should be OK if you stick with a reputable supplier.  Avoid value RAM.


Crucial Memory Advisor results for the Lenovo ThinkPad T500 Series Laptop/Notebook.


I'm running Crucial (1066) in my T400.  There are reports of compatibility problems with our vintage ThinkPads and Corsair RAM.  YMMV.


[edit] This KB may be helpful: Upgrading RAM on Lenovo ThinkPad T500



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