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16 GB 10600 vs 8GB 12800 RAM?

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April 4, 2013 8:19:27 PM

I'm trying to choose between two laptops, one has 16 GB of RAM but it is at 10600...another more expensive (+$300) laptop has 8GB of RAM at 12800...both are 1600 Mhz....would getting the RAM at 10600 be noticeably slower? Thanks.

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April 4, 2013 8:33:43 PM

I would chose the 16gb... the 12800 one is nice but very much not worth $300 more expensive.
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April 4, 2013 8:34:18 PM

booleanyesno said:
I'm trying to choose between two laptops, one has 16 GB of RAM but it is at 10600...another more expensive (+$300) laptop has 8GB of RAM at 12800...both are 1600 Mhz....would getting the RAM at 10600 be noticeably slower? Thanks.


8GB. You don't need more than 4GB right now so 8 will last you as long as DDR3 is still relevant...
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April 4, 2013 8:34:57 PM

Can you list the rest of the specs of the laptop? Memory speed has very little effect on the over all speed of the computer. CPU type and clock rate have much greater effect on the overall speed of the computer. Also, what are you going to be doing with it? A gaming computer requires a better graphics card whereas a photo/video editing computer needs a much more powerful CPU and a general purpose computer only needs a basic CPU and graphics system.
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April 4, 2013 10:15:12 PM

300$ different in price supposed not just the ram is different..

as JKatwyopc said, please list the spec...
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April 6, 2013 11:55:29 AM

Thanks for the replies, I guess my main question is whether I'd really notice a difference in RAM performance by getting PC3-10600 instead of PC3-12800, the thing is I found a Lenovo Y500 that has everything I want for a good price, but its RAM is PC3-10600 instead of 12800, unlike other variations of the model:

Full Specs:
i7 2.4 GHz, 16 GB RAM 1600 Mhz PC3-10600, GeForce GTX-650 M, Blu-Ray drive!, 1 TB 5400 RPM + 16 GB SSD

The link below is the Lenovo Y500 page, showing all the variations of it, the variation I'm thinking of is the 16 GB RAM one, not because of the RAM amount, but because it's the only one with Blu-ray:

http://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/controller/e/web/Len...

Do you think the PC-10600 aspect of the computer is a deal breaker, or will it not make any difference? If it's not a big deal, I'll go ahead and get the computer

(oh, and you can disregard the second computer I was thinking of, it was an ASUS with similar specs, but I found out it's 10 lbs!)
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April 9, 2013 4:58:52 AM

the difrent will not much since it had dedicated GPU and cache SSD....
(The ram speed will helps in APU / integrated video, but not much for dedicated one)

u can always easily change the ram later if u got extra money (and sold the old one)...

and as i know, in lenovo u can change the spec (custom build), but it will require longer times to ship and cannot (hard to) change/cancel the order
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