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T500 with DDR3 1333 - will this work?

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, whereas I can easily purchase a 1333 DDR3. Will it simply work at the lower frequency, or can I expect problems?

Answer

Crucial's and Kingston's memory finders show both 1066 and 1333 RAM as compatible with the T500.  You are advised to stick with a reputable supplier.  Avoid value RAM.

 

This is a resource provided by one of the contributors to this article, who said he ran Crucial (1066) in his T400.  

 

 

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

 

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