Needs Review Corsair VS Kingston

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  1. pemulacupu

    pemulacupu Newbie

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    Hi guys. i want to upgrade my laptop RAM. i got 2 items here n very very confuse, i need your help to review n compare it.

    Corsair Vengeance 2x4GB (8GB kit) @1866 Mhz CL 10 without heat spreader

    VS

    Kingston HyperX 2x4GB (8GB kit) @1866 Mhz CL 11 with heat spreader

    which is better n i should buy ?? thx a lot before guys ;)

    my laptop

    Sager OEM NP5165
    Intel Core i7 2720
    500GB HD
    NVIDIA GT555M
    RAM --> Still Confuse :( which one i should buy, Corsair vengeance 2x4 @1866 or Kingston HyperX PnP 2x4 @1866
     
  2. baii

    baii Sone

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    Cheaper one. and 1866Mhz? You sure you buying laptop rams though?
     
  3. s2odin

    s2odin Merrica!

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    Yea, I didn't think laptop RAM has heat spreaders...

    Plus RAM = RAM. As baiii said, go with the cheapest option and make sure it's laptop RAM.
     
  4. HTWingNut

    HTWingNut Potato

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    Some laptop RAM has heat spreaders like Kingston HyperX:

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  5. saturnotaku

    saturnotaku Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    Neither. Just get 8 GB of DDR3-1333 as it will be much cheaper. The only speed difference comes in synthetic benchmarks. Use the money you save toward an SSD, which will provide a much more noticeable boost.
     
  6. baii

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    They do have the aforementioned laptop ram for sale on Newegg, and the reviews are tempting as their WEI all get up to !7.9!. According to (I would say 75%) reviews, they noticed noticeable performance boost.

    Personally, I dont buy that , I think it is more about they are not using their pagefile any more.
     
  7. Prema

    Prema Your Freedom, Your Choice

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    All the pros and cons aside, just to answer your question:

    The Corsair are a bit faster out of the box because of their lower timings (CL10 > CL11)

    For people who are into making the best (tweaking) out of what they paid for that maybe different:

    Then the Kingston run CL9 (9-10-9-27), we have yet to see how the Corsair would do after some treatment, but i guess they would do even better. :)
     
  8. pemulacupu

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    my laptop

    Sager OEM NP5165
    Intel Core i7 2720
    500GB HD
    NVIDIA GT555M
    RAM --> Still Confuse :( which one i should buy, Corsair vengeance 2x4 @1866 or Kingston HyperX PnP 2x4 @1866

    THX to all for the suggestion
     
  9. SlickDude80

    SlickDude80 Notebook Prophet

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    Get the Kingston PNP kit. They will install and run at 1866 for you without additional work
     
  10. Prema

    Prema Your Freedom, Your Choice

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    They both are plug and play and will run@1866mhz... neither of them has XMP profiles...the Corsair are a bit faster and are about 20USD cheaper...take your own pick ;)

    BTW: Also both have heat-spreaders! :)
     
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