Which of these two laptop memory upgrades for gaming?

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Which one is best for gaming on my laptop?

  1. 32gb (2 x 16) DDR4 3200 (PC4 25600) CL 18

    75.0%
  2. 32gb (2 x 16) DDR4 3000 (PC4 24000) CL 16

    25.0%
  1. TD123

    TD123 Notebook Enthusiast

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    I have a question for you. Which Memory RAM would be best for gaming. I have a Sager NP8454 (CLEVO PB51RF). Its running 2070 rtx desktop gpu, i9.9980HK, 4K OLED display.

    G.Skill Ripjaws 32gb (2 x 16gb)
    • DDR4 3200 (PC4 25600)
    • CAS Latency 18
    • 1.2V
    • Dual Channel Kit
    • Timing: 18-18-18-43

    G.Skill Ripjaws 32gb (2 x 16gb)
    • DDR4 3000 (PC4 24000)
    • CAS Latency 16
    • 1.2V
    • Dual Channel Kit
    • Timing: 16-18-18-43

    Thank you
     
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  2. 4W4K3

    4W4K3 Notebook Consultant

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    Which one is cheaper? Get that one. Ideally you want the fastest speed with the lowest latency.

    They are so similar, I doubt you will see any appreciable difference while gaming at all.
     
  3. TD123

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    Same price.
     
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    If they're the same price I'd likely get the 3200MHz version and tighten the CL18 down to CL16. Not guaranteed, but worth a shot.
     
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    If you can tighten the 3200 it should be faster.
     
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    How do I tighten it up?
     
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    Yes most likely a BIOS setting if available. I have seen Intel XTU with Memory timing and overclocking options but it has to be build into your motherboard/chipset so it will depend on your computer. My Kaby Lake notebook did not have memory options, but my Coffee Lake notebook does.
     
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    First one if you manually tighten the timings, otherwise the second one.
     
  10. jaybee83

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    first one hands down. it has the exact same timings except for CL. secondary and tertiary timings are also important though. at same price id always go for the higher clocks :)
     
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