HALP! 3200 Memory bought...iz it ze best0rs? (laptop memory)

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  1. Trilokavijaya

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  2. Charles P. Jefferies

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    What notebook do you have?

    DDR4-3200 is fast, but not many notebooks can be configured to run memory at that speed.

    Charles
     
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    these are the two fastest kits available in SODIMM format: https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/corsair-vengeance-ddr4-4000-sodimm-32gb-kit-review,5436.html

    i got myself the G.Skill 3800 kit since it proved to be faster than the corsair 4000 due to tighter timings. currently at 3400 Mhz, but havent finished tweaking yet :)

    what @Charles P. Jefferies said is true, anything going above 3000 mhz on laptops is not plug and play anymore, you really have to manually massage and squeeze the mhz and timings out of the RAM on laptop boards!
     
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    only in 8gb? do they have 16gb sticks? i can't find them anywhere

    I'm on the 8705g HP Spectre with the vega M graphics
     
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    nope, 16 GB sticks cap out at DDR4-3200. above that theres only 8 GB sticks.
     
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    I have the exact same laptop. It comes with Samsung 8G 2666 MHz ram but it runs at only 2400 MHz. There is no option in BIOS or XTU to enable higher speed. Also most high frequency ram has a low frequency JEDEC SPD and a high frequency XMP SPD so you need a laptop with XMP option or manual memory setting to use the advertised frequency. The only upgrade option for this laptop is to get two 16G ram to increase capacity.
     
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    of you can check and go for the highest SPD speed RAM :) i think that would be 2800 Mhz? not sure though
     
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    ok, you have my attention, can you provide me a screenshot?

    Could you look at my XTU thread? https://tinyurl.com/y3rujdba i need as much help as possible...i dunno wtf about this laptop...you can IM me too

    Bought also the
    Thanks everyone! I see in CPU-z that it's showing the memory at max 1333, so i bought two hyper-x 8gb (2x8=16) @ 2666 for the spectre as well...will return which ever doesn't work.
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    What do i need to install to prove what Kers is saying b/c i think i'm missreading these benchmarks...ty
     
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    the reading in CPU-Z is the actual memory frequency, so 1333 Mhz real frequency is equal to 2666 Mhz DDR ;)
     
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    So then, it's not what my laptop is getting? it's just what the memory IS, what what the laptop is getting? If that's so, what do i use to test these memory modules?
     
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