Best aftermarket RAM for the M17x Rx ?

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  1. justwood

    justwood Newbie

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    I am looking to upgrade from the standard RAM (4GB) to 8GB /w Intel XMP. What would be the best for 2630QM m17x R3? Direct links would be much appreciated.
     
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    Newegg. I ordered these last night.
    Edit: jywang ninja'd me. :)
     
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    TearTaker is right. Even with 2630, you might want to order the HyperX. You can't take advantage of the speed but if you even upgrade your CPU then you can.
     
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    You can take advantage of the speed, it's just not a native speed supported by the cpu itself as you get with the 2720/2820qm. You can use the XMP profiles in the BIOS and still get a full 1600mhz.
     
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    thank you for the correction. good to know.
     
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    For those of you that want to buy the Newegg ram there is a discount I believe towards this newegg promo code page.

    I have myself bought this RAM for my R2 and it's quite good. Well actually the first time I got it, it was not working. I had written a whole post on this issue.

    The computer would crash all the time with a blue screen. It took me a long time to figure out it was the RAM that was causing that and I think thanks to Joker or Mandrake we figured it out.

    So if you guys have a PC that do not crash and you change the RAM and it crashes it's probably it... :)
     
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    I went with the HyperX. It's not much more than 1333 ram, either.
     
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    I thought that the timing is still going to be more important overall

    Timing: 9-9-9-27

    Thats the timings on the Kingston Hyper X. The Last number being the most important since it shows the overall performance.

    If you look at something like OCZ ram 1333hz its 9-9-9-20.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227549

    I do put a disclaimer though that it would only go faster if your using only 2 of your DIMMs. If you use all 4, I believe that the Kingston would perform faster then.

    Please correct me if I am wrong :p
     
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    IIRC, timing isn't nearly as important as it used to be due to the fact that the memory controller is now on die. I could be wrong though.
     
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