Laptop RAM upgrade, how to choose?
creayt last edited by
Seeing a ton of different options for my new rig on NewEgg, how does one choose which RAM to go w/? They have what appear to be fancier options like Corsair Vengeance ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233265 ) and then what appear to be higher rated generic options like G.Skill ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231705 ).
I don't really know anything about RAM other than general compatibility ( I think my laptop, ASUS G751 w/ an i7-4720 HQ takes DDR3 1600 ), so as far as voltage, timing, cas latency, I'm not informed enough to know what kind of performance advantage or other differentiation each option holds. The laptop sneakily OC's its graphics card under the hood on this particular laptop, but I don't think offers any proc or RAM OC-ing, though I'd love to be wrong on that.
Any guidance on how to pick RAM would be great. I'm now deep in love w/ this laptop as it delivers on almost every one of my needs for a portable workstation, and actually somehow feels slightly snappier than my Xeon 1240 32GB workstation, which is... amazing.
MattSpeller last edited by MattSpeller
Brands: crucial & corsair
Select size: whatever you want
Sort by lowest price, select top option & ensure laptop accepts that timing, purchase.
Edit: you need DDR3L which is low voltage DDR3 - be careful!
Memory Slot (Total)
Max Memory Supported
MattSpeller last edited by
This is the cheap option, x2 for 32gb
This is what I'd buy because it has a lower cas latency @ the same speed (higher quality binned chips)
well if you want yours to be under warranty since it requires a complete tear downm you'll need to get an authorized warrenty place to do it, and they make you go with whatever OEM the brand allows.
Personally I usually get g.skill or mushkin