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Which RAM for my Gaming Notebook?

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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

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November 25, 2012 6:21:57 AM
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get the lower latency and don't be obsessed with mhz, most won't make a difference beyond 1600
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
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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


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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.
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 !
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
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 :) 
November 25, 2012 10:50:28 AM

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