*OFFICIAL* Alienware 13 R3 Owner's Lounge

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  1. capitainealbator

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    Many thank shutterbc & Vasudev.
    Do you know a 32GB kit operating at 2667 MHz ? :)
     
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  3. shutterbc

    shutterbc Notebook Guru

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    I was too lazy / cheap to go hunting for a 2666 pair of 16gb sodimms. The amount of memory mattered to me more than its clock speed. Do you have a specialized need for the increased clock?

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    If the prices are almost same +/- 5-8$ then 2667MHz sounds good because if you're lucky you might get 1Y DRAM from Samsung or Micron aka Crucial which is faster and pulls less power.
    Moreover in Dell or any OEM laptops higher speeds RAM with loose timings must be used otherwise you get errors in BIOS or windows when doing a stress test.
    If capacity is important then get HyperX 2400MHz which has best RAM speeds and low latency.
     
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    Good info. So in the case of memory such as HyperX 2400, there could be a slightly higher chance of memory corruption?

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  6. Vasudev

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    No no. Sometimes higher MHz with tighter CL might not play well with OEM locked BIOS and it'll work fine on unlocked BIOS. It seems OEM memory modules(Micron OEM RAM or SK Hynix) are locked or blacklisted by Dell.
    HyperX 2667MHz will work if you're on latest BIOS.
     
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    I originally tried some Crucial 2666s, and they only ran at 2400 so I returned them. I then tried Patriot 2666s, and they ran at 2666, until my mobo fried a memory slot. Dell replaced the motherboard, and since then, it’s only ever run at 2400, so your results may vary.


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  8. Vasudev

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    Check out Intel NUC with similar specs to see which RAM sticks passed the test.
     
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    Ihtfp06 Notebook Guru

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    You missed the point. My Patriot memory worked as advertised until Dell replaced my motherboard.


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