[QUOTE=AllanDeGroot;2578348]The point I was trying to make is that there is a Range of DDR2
and you really want to use the correct one.
I manage some older Dell Pentium4 computers that use DDR2 PC2-3200
My personal Desktop an HP dc7800 REQUIRES DDR2 PC2-5300, but mine was shipped with PC2 6400
Go by what the specifications of the motherboard call for.
but in general it doesn’t hurt to go one step faster substituting PC2-8500 for PC2-6400 because the faster memory might be more useful in your NEXT build, particularly if it’s only a dollar or two more.
Nice touch on the one step faster… Makes for good doner parts.