Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question
Solved

Will certain RAM types work on my motherboard? Help!

Last response: in Memory
Share
February 21, 2014 2:38:04 PM

Hey all,
So I'm just about to pull the trigger on a new gaming laptop rig. Specs are as follows:
Sager NP 3980
i7-4700MQ Processor
GTX 780M GPU (May upgrade to SLI later)
256GB Samsung Pro SSD
1TB 7200RPM HDD
etc., etc.

I am ambiguous as to what RAM will work in my system/if it's worth upgrading/what brands are best.

Currently I am considering having 16GB RAM (I know it's a bit overkill, but I'm going for future-proof here). Also, I'd prefer 2x8GB sticks to 4x4. I was looking at ordering 2x8GB Corsair Vengeance Sticks (10-10-10-27) for my system, however I have two questions:

Will these sticks work with my system? I.e. do the corsair sticks work with my motherboard?

Is the brand upgrade worth it? I can find generic 2x8GB sticks for about half that price, but I've heard corsair is the way to go. Is it worth the upgrade? Will I see noticable differences in my RAM ability?

Thanks for all your help guys!

-Mitch
February 21, 2014 2:44:34 PM

Make sure you buy SODIMM ram, normal desktop RAM won't fit.

Their's really no use in gettings faster ram then 1600MHz, try to get low timings(something like 9-9-9-27).
With RAM just get the cheapest 2x8 kit that meets you're requirements, especially for laptops(can't OC in anyway).

I would look for 2x8gb 1600 9-9-9-27, or lower timings if you can find it
m
0
l

Best solution

February 21, 2014 2:46:05 PM

Either I am completely blind or you didn't post what type of motherboard you are getting. Of course it is possible I could have just looked over it, either way what is your motherboard?
Share
February 21, 2014 3:02:35 PM

MrTuRtLe03 said:
Either I am completely blind or you didn't post what type of motherboard you are getting. Of course it is possible I could have just looked over it, either way what is your motherboard?


Yeah, I realize it's a stupid question, but I'm not really sure what motherboard is in there haha. I can't find it anywhere on the net. I can't find anything related to if different types of RAM will work in the stock motherboard either. So, I post with little knowledge and my tail between my legs... :) 
m
0
l
!