Which RAM clock speed do I need?
Expanding the working memory in your computer
Do you want to expand the RAM in your laptop or desktop? Then take the RAM that's currently installed into account. The clock speed of your new RAM must match that of your current RAM exactly to ensure proper cooperation. This is because the modules work together and must therefore run synchronously. If the speed deviates, then that's no longer the case, leading to reduced performance.
How do I check the clock speed of my computer?
You can easily check the clock speed of the RAM that's currently installed.
On Mac: Click the Apple logo on the top left. Then navigate to 'about this Mac'. On the next screen you can see the speed of your RAM. That's the number before 'MHz'.
On Windows: Press the Ctrl + Shift + Esc keys at the same time. On the next screen, click on 'Performance' and then on 'Memory'. At the bottom right you'll see the clock speed.
RAM for a new PC
You get the most out of the RAM in a new PC if you install your RAM with the maximum possible clock speed. This doesn't mean that you simply place the fastest RAM available on your motherboard. The clock speed is limited by your motherboard. Check the specifications of your motherboard for this.