I placed an order for ThinkPad T530 (Win 8 Pro, i7-3630QM, NVIDIA NVS 5400M 1GB) with a 4GB 1600MHz stick. I also have ordered Samsung 840 Pro 256 which will replace the stock HDD.
Now, I want to add more memory to it. I would use heavy multi-tab browsing, coding, heavy utorrent usage, photoshop, some gaming, HD movies, MATLAB. I always want to keep my laptop in standby mode when not in use (I don't like shutdowns).
The tech rep said my laptop supports upto 16GB. I am confused between these options:
They say the one in 1. overclocks like no other and goes upto 2133MHz. How significant is the difference? Is it good only for benchmarking(I am not interested in benchmarking)? Since products in 1 and 3 are pretty much similar in stock speeds, should I go for more memory (3) or take 1 and overclock it? Also, is Corsair inferior to Samsung (or other way round)? The reviews are good for both.
1) you need more RAM for video/photo editing, and works on multiple tasks.
2) From money/performances,you don't want to pay more % to get less % better performance. 1600MHZ RAM has good money/performances rate.