RAM Confusion!!

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Hi everyone,

Can someone please, please help me to figure out what RAM I need to buy for my laptop?
I have a Sony VAIO (Model No. PCG-5G1M) and it has two memory slots, currently with 1GB in each one. I have run SiSoftware Sandra and it gave the below information about RAM.

Am I right I thinking I need to purchase 2 x 2GB DDR2 SO-DIMM PC2-5300U?? It’s so confusing, and I don’t want to end up ordering the wrong thing! Do I need to specify any other details in my order, like the speed (MHz)?

System Memory Controller
Location : Mainboard
Error Correction Capability : None
Number of Memory Slots : 2
Bank 0 - SODIMM1 : SO-DIMM DDR2 1GB/64
Bank 1 - SODIMM2 : SO-DIMM DDR2 1GB/64

Logical/Chipset Memory Banks
Bank 0 : 512MB DDR2 SO-DIMM 5-5-5-15 3-20-5-3 1T
Bank 1 : 512MB DDR2 SO-DIMM 5-5-5-15 3-20-5-3 1T
Bank 4 : 512MB DDR2 SO-DIMM 5-5-5-15 3-20-5-3 1T
Bank 5 : 512MB DDR2 SO-DIMM 5-5-5-15 3-20-5-3 1T
Maximum Installable Memory : 4GB
Supported Memory Types : DDR2 SO-DIMM
Channels : 2
Memory Bus Speed : 2x 333MHz (666MHz)
Maximum Memory Speed : 2x 333MHz (666MHz)
Multiplier : 5/3x
Width : 64-bit
Memory Controller in Processor : No
FMA - Fast Memory Access Support : No
Refresh Rate : 7.80µs
Power Save Mode : No
Fixed Hole Present : No
Maximum Memory Bus Bandwidth : 10.41GB/s

Memory Module
Manufacturer : Quimoda
Model : 64T128021HDL3SB
Extended Information : B2
Serial Number : 05078A24
Type : 1GB DDR2 SO-DIMM
Technology : 16x(64Mx8)
Speed : PC2-5300U DDR2-666
Standard Timings : 5.0-5-5-15 3-20-5-3
Version : 1.02
Date of Manufacture : 18 June 2007
Memory DC Line : 1.80V
Set Timing @ 333MHz : 5.0-5-5-15 3-20-5-3
Set Timing @ 267MHz : 4.0-4-4-12 2-16-4-2
Set Timing @ 200MHz : 3.0-3-3-9 2-12-3-2

Memory Module
Manufacturer : Quimoda
Model : 64T128021HDL3SB
Extended Information : B2
Serial Number : 0507A227
Type : 1GB DDR2 SO-DIMM
Technology : 16x(64Mx8)
Speed : PC2-5300U DDR2-666
Standard Timings : 5.0-5-5-15 3-20-5-3
Version : 1.02
Date of Manufacture : 18 June 2007
Memory DC Line : 1.80V
Set Timing @ 333MHz : 5.0-5-5-15 3-20-5-3
Set Timing @ 267MHz : 4.0-4-4-12 2-16-4-2
Set Timing @ 200MHz : 3.0-3-3-9 2-12-3-2

I'd appreciate any help anyone can give me.

Thanks!

Sarah
 
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If you go to either "Kingston" or "crucial", and run a scan this will tell you exactly what ram you need and how much your system will take.
 
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PC2-5300U describes the Mhz too, like PC2-6400 means 800Mhz DDR2
 
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