View Full Version : SODIMM compatibility

09-06-2011, 09:00 PM
Looking to buy a compatible SODIMM of 512MB or 1GB capacity for an ASUS Z9200U laptop that is struggling with the original 256MB (ouch).

The current SODIMM is labelled DDR 333MHz CL2.5, PC2700S-25330.

SODIMMs with these specs are available but wondered about compatibility with specific laptops. How likely is it that same spec boards will be incompatible with a specific mobo?

09-06-2011, 09:12 PM
Some laptops can be real picky about the Additional RAM installed.

Had it several times (mainly with Compaq) even though the SODIMM modules are the correct and same spec as the original, the simply wont play nice :crying

Had a Laptop last year, (cant remember the brand now sorry) tried kingston, Samsung, A-Data, transcend and nothing would work, finally it accepted Corsair.

09-06-2011, 09:41 PM
Oh, dear, that is what I expected but was hopeful my inadequate knowledge was wrong!

I see Ascent have some contenders so maybe they will take it back if it doesn't work. Think I will ask them.

Thanks, WT, appreciated.

09-06-2011, 10:22 PM
Just get 2 x 512MB DDR333 SODIMM Modules, remove the existing 256MB module and replace with the matching pair. It will work better with a matching pair than with one 256MB and one 512/1024MB Module

09-06-2011, 10:23 PM
Yeah - :) some are real picky, others you can throw just about anything in them and they work.