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TSabubin
post Sep 28 2021, 11:15 AM, updated 3y ago

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There are some performance RAM being sold for laptops. Just wondering is there any reason to get them as we do not usually overclock laptops.

Also, if it's mixed with existing RAM on the latop, will there be any problem?

I am thinking of getting it purely due to the fact it is same price as normal ram. Or better to just get normal laptop RAM?
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post Sep 28 2021, 11:17 AM

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Forget it with Intel CPU.

Even with AMD, it may only see noticeable gain with iGPU?

8GB High Speed ram is still SLOWER than 16GB Normal RAM

in real life application
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post Sep 28 2021, 11:24 AM

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It's a balance between speed and latency

Negligible difference imo

Some RAM don't mix well, esp fast performance SO-DIMMs with normal ones, which will make the performance ones run at the lower / default speed
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post Sep 28 2021, 11:35 AM

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QUOTE(laksamana @ Sep 28 2021, 11:24 AM)
It's a balance between speed and latency

Negligible difference imo

Some RAM don't mix well, esp fast performance SO-DIMMs with normal ones, which will make the performance ones run at the lower / default speed
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So it will make the performance RAM run at lower speed but overall it should not cause any issue, right? I mean since it's same price to get normal vs performance, I am thinking why not just get the performance one.
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post Sep 29 2021, 02:11 AM

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If it's the same price then sure, go for the performance RAM at higher frequency and lower latency.

Otherwise, it's a complete waste of time. Just another marketing by RAM companies because clearly, our laptops don't overclock.
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post Sep 30 2021, 12:02 AM

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Depends on what do you call performance RAM . If your notebook comes with those 1Rx16 RAM ( 4 memory chips only on a single module) , I buy anything that has 8 memory chips or 16 on the single module also consider as "performance RAM" .

If you refer performance RAM as something that need 1.35V DDR4 SODIMM , then 90% of the laptops out there won't even boot at all.

Currently , the most common SODIMM in the market is either CL19 2666 or CL22 3200 .

The only 1 I tried that is working is that Kingston Hyper X Impact . It is all rated at 1.2V and doesn't need XMP which 90% of laptops out there do not support. So far what I know is , they have CL15 2666 or CL20 3200 .

Don't mix with existing RAM . Sell off existing one and always buy in pair. Compatibility issues are far more frequently encountered in laptops than DIY desktops.

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This RAM in spoiler. I guarantee your laptop won't even boot up , 90% chances.

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post Sep 30 2021, 09:03 AM

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Waste of money. it's only for pratical for desktop and overclockers.
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post Jun 15 2022, 08:15 PM

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I run hyperx 2rx ram 16gb x2 and lap boots fine...

Noticeable quick bump up in speed loading my apps.

Playing CS the sniper works like the desktop reaction time.




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post Dec 16 2023, 06:57 AM

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Normal RAM is sufficient
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post Dec 16 2023, 03:24 PM

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QUOTE(Fenix98 @ Jun 15 2022, 08:15 PM)
I run hyperx 2rx ram 16gb x2  and lap boots fine...

Noticeable quick bump up in speed loading my apps.

Playing CS the sniper works like the desktop reaction time.
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If you notice it after 1hrs performance drop. Gaming on laptop for FSP is stupid. Normal game is ok but not fsp.
Performance ram give no impact at all.

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Seen those youtube videos about this, performance gain is very minimal for the RM you paid.

 

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