Closed Which RAM for my Gaming Notebook? Tags: Memory DDR3 Product Last response: January 29, 2013 1:02 AM in Memory Share xenrail November 25, 2012 4:52:41 AM Guys i've got extra money laying around and felt like i needed to buy something for my gaming notebook. The two memory sticks i'm looking at right now are Kingston HyperX 8GB (2 x 4GB) 204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM DDR3 1866 HyperX Plug n Play Laptop Memory Model KHX1866C11S3P1K2/8G http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... and CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM DDR3 1866 Laptop Memory Model CMSX8GX3M2A1866C10 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... but not really sure which one to buy. I was leaning towards the kingston because of the heat spreaders but i heard that design was discontinued and that the corsair set had lower latencies My system specs are Alienware M14X R2 Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit 3rd Generation Intel Core i7-3720QM @ 3.6GHz 8GB Dual Channel DDR3 at 1600MHz 2 GB DDR5 NVIDIA GeForceGT 650M Soundblaster Recon3di & Internal High-Definition 5.1 Surround Sound Audio 256 GB Crucial M4 SSD Which one should i purchase & how much hotter will my laptop run with 1866 mhz sticks? And what memory test program should I use to bench/test compatibility More about : ram gaming notebook Best solution abbadon_34 November 25, 2012 6:21:57 AM get the lower latency and don't be obsessed with mhz, most won't make a difference beyond 1600 LagerLV November 25, 2012 6:25:03 AM First becouse kingston hyperx makes if you dont know its like hyper threading from intel its like oyu have 8 gb but in virtual +8 gb more Related resources Which notebook do you prefer? - Forum Which notebook should I get [Computer Science] - Forum Help on deciding on CPU for modest gaming notebook - Forum Looking for a good all-around/ gaming notebook - Forum Daughter's Birthday Notebook - Which to Buy?? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer abbadon_34 November 25, 2012 6:29:41 AM LagerLV said:First becouse kingston hyperx makes if you dont know its like hyper threading from intel its like oyu have 8 gb but in virtual +8 gb more ???? xenrail November 25, 2012 6:31:08 AM abbadon_34 said:get the lower latency and don't be obsessed with mhz, most won't make a difference beyond 1600 yeah i just now inquired my older brother who builds computers and he told me the exact same thing. i'll get the corsair. thanks would you recommend memtest86+ to check stability? LagerLV said:First becouse kingston hyperx makes if you dont know its like hyper threading from intel its like oyu have 8 gb but in virtual +8 gb more I like to think my grammar is proficient enough to piece together incoherently written sentences, but i can confidently tell you I have absolutely no idea what you're trying to convey here. Also if you're asking if my CPU supports hyperthreading, yes it does. It's an ivybridge, so technically i have 4 virtual cores totaling up to 8 maximum cpu cores. LagerLV November 25, 2012 6:43:23 AM Soory my keyboard crashes on typing many times so i suggest kingston hyperx blue because its like hyper threading but its named hyperx so its like you gona have a 16 gb memory ! abbadon_34 November 25, 2012 6:47:03 AM memtest is the gold standard . though these days personally i run a looped full 3dmark test overnight as well, recording system info in the background (cpu and gpu temp, fan speed, etc.) if there is an error xenrail November 25, 2012 10:50:17 AM hmm i see. well i only have 3dmark11 so i guess i can run that. really appreciate the help. thanks xenrail November 25, 2012 10:50:28 AM Best answer selected by xenrail. Mousemonkey January 29, 2013 1:02:20 AM This topic has been closed by Mousemonkey Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumWhich HP pc notebook has a good enough graphics card for CS5? ForumWhich is the best Notebook comparable to HP G71-358NR? ForumWhich 13-14 in Notebook ? ForumNew Notebook : 3gb or 4gb RAM ? ForumHelp getting better gaming preformance on my Notebook ForumLooking for a gaming notebook for under $900 ForumWhich Notebook should I buy? Duo or Quad? ForumWhich Gateway notebook ?(long) ForumLow end gaming notebook Forumwhich notebook is a better deal? ForumSmall notebook for light gaming /lan parties and travel Forum"Reboot and select Proper boot device" More resources Read discussions in other Memory categories Compatibility DDR2 DDR3 Dual Channel RAM Corsair G.SKILL !