My laptop runs 1333 MHz DDR3 RAM, and I was wanting to replace one of the sticks, and potentially the other one too later on. Are there any benefits to running higher MHz RAM or will the laptop just run the RAM at 1333 regardless?
I would assume that if one stick is 1333 and one is 1600 it would run both at 1333. But if both are 1600, what speed will it run at?
I know differences are negligible, but if 1600 is $1 extra than 1333, I may as well buy it so that when I change the second one I can run 2 at 1600 MHz.
Currently: 2GB 1333 MHz module + 4GB 1333 MHz module
I plan on changing to: 8GB 1600 MHz module + 4GB 1333 MHz module
And later: 2x 8GB 1600 MHz modules
Dell XPS L702x
Intel Core i7-2670QM
Fedora Cinnamon 24 x64
Edited by hamluis, 25 August 2016 - 10:58 AM.
Moved from System Building to Internal Hardware - Hamluisl.