Kingston HyperX 1866mhz really boost intel HD 3000 (on x220)

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  1. Sally4

    Sally4 Notebook Geek

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    Thanks for that. At a very rough guess then it will reduce the battery run time by up to 20 mins with a 9-cell battery.
    On that basis I'll be sticking with my 4GB of 1333MHz.
     
  2. zerius

    zerius Notebook Enthusiast

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    I don't think the memory has that much to do with the performance.
    I am using 8gb Kingston 1333mhz
    My WEI:

    I. Initial FRESH install of x64 windows 7 pro, no updates, just the thinkvantage suite

    Graphics: 5.0
    Gaming Graphics:6.1

    II. After all windows updates

    Graphics: 5.6
    Gaming Graphics: 6.1

    III. Same setup as (II), but having a fan pointed towards the bottom of my laptop for maximum cooling

    Graphics: 6.3
    Gaming Graphics: 6.3
     
  3. dalamchops

    dalamchops Notebook Evangelist

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    are you able to achieve 40-50fps throughout an entire 1v1 game using low settings?? 25 fps is pretty unplayable.

    Thanks for your help, this is a major factor in deciding on a x220 purchase.
     
  4. shmed

    shmed Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hi,
    I get more than 100 FPS in lower settings. The game is definitely playable.
     
  5. chaosphoenix

    chaosphoenix Notebook Consultant

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    I can vouch for that. I have the x220 outputting through hdmi to a 1080p screen and the game is definitely playable. Laptop gets plenty hot.. and drains a TON of power while doing so.. but most of the time when outputting through hdmi I'm plugged in anyways. This laptop's performance is pretty mindblowing.
     
  6. Meaker@Sager

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    Wow this myth still goes around eh?

    The graphics chip will get all the memory it needs when running so long as there is memory left, regardless of any static allocation.

    "Oh noes my system ram allocation has run out, now I will have to take from system memory instead..... Oh wait."
     
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    Bandwidth is KING for integrated graphics with a little oomph behind them.
     
  8. THS

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    Thanks for clearing that up. I had to research it a bit lol.

    It''s interesting how they advertise (including apple)

    So this means the 1866 = far better graphics vs 1333 memory ???

    Damn maybe I shouldn't have bought that 1333 ram ....
     
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    turned2black Notebook Consultant

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    I had 8GB of 1333 and upgraded to 8GB of 1866.
     
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    wesmain Notebook Consultant

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    To all the doubters, I'd like to add my voice to the chorus of reason and experience.

    As Meaker said, bandwidth is king when it comes to integrated graphics performance, and 1866 memory adds lots of bandwidth. It had a profound impact in my experience. There's a review of it here: Kingston HyperX 8GB 1866MHz PnP Memory Kit For Notebooks - Sandy Bridge Notebooks Get HyperX Treatment - Legit Reviews .

    If my laptop only had integrated graphics and also supported it, I would definitely be using it. (unfortunately the w520 has sleep/resume issues, so I switched to the 1600)
     
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