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Crucial Ballistix 16GB (2x8GB) SODIMM (Laptop) DDR4 2666Mhz RAM £62.99 @ Amazon
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Crucial Ballistix 16GB (2x8GB) SODIMM (Laptop) DDR4 2666Mhz RAM £62.99 @ Amazon

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Posted 7th May
Seems a very good price for Gaming RAM from Crucial; CL16 as opposed to the usual CL19. Similar RAM from HyperX and Corsair usually goes for between £75-80.
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Great price for 16gb, however if you're running a Ryzen system it's worth spending a few more pennies and getting the fastest RAM you can 3000+ really helps improve performance.
Astec12308/05/2020 00:50

Great price for 16gb, however if you're running a Ryzen system it's worth …Great price for 16gb, however if you're running a Ryzen system it's worth spending a few more pennies and getting the fastest RAM you can 3000+ really helps improve performance.


That was one thing I was unsure of you know, I have an intel 300 series chipset in an acer Nitro 7 (AN715-51) and the 3200Mhz modules of these came up as compatible on the Crucial scanner. However they said on the Acer forums not to exceed 2666Mhz RAM, and Crucial couldn’t tell me whether or not I’d be wasting my money by paying extra for the 3200Mhz sticks, so I played it safe.
Edited by: "james.smithgRT" 8th May
Hi gents. Your input v much appreciated. I have a desktop computer, Dell Inspiron 3671, on order from Dell. It comes with 1 stick of this installed:

dell.com/en-uk/work/shop/dell-memory-upgrade-8gb-1rx8-ddr4-udimm-2666mhz/apd/aa101752/memory

I rang Dell but they won't tell me what the latency is. They also said I can go ahead and upgrade ram to 16GB by putting in my own 8GB stick any brand, but the warranty will only cover their stick, which is fair enough.

I'm not sure what route to take: Should I buy this stick posted by OP or the above Dell stick, or 2 of OP's stick?

The processor is an i7-9700. Comes with a 4GB GPU and 300W PSU. I hardly game (not new titles anyway), and I buy a PC every 15-20 years and I've never modded them.

Originally, was going to go for something like this to get an exact matching pair:

uk.crucial.com/memory/ddr4/ct2k8g4dfs8266/ct16175430
Edited by: "123sonny123" 8th May
123sonny12308/05/2020 12:28

Hi gents. Your input v much appreciated. I have a desktop computer, Dell …Hi gents. Your input v much appreciated. I have a desktop computer, Dell Inspiron 3671, on order from Dell. It comes with 1 stick of this installed:dell.com/en-uk/work/shop/dell-memory-upgrade-8gb-1rx8-ddr4-udimm-2666mhz/apd/aa101752/memoryI rang Dell but they won't tell me what the latency is. They also said I can go ahead and upgrade ram to 16GB by putting in my own 8GB stick any brand, but the warranty will only cover their stick, which is fair enough.I'm not sure what route to take: Should I buy this stick posted by OP or the above Dell stick, or 2 of OP's stick? The processor is an i7-9700. Comes with a 4GB GPU and 300W PSU. I hardly game (not new titles anyway), and I buy a PC every 15-20 years and I've never modded them. Originally, was going to go for something like this to get an exact matching pair:uk.crucial.com/memory/ddr4/ct2k8g4dfs8266/ct16175430


This deal would be a waste, your machine has 2 RAM slots, so you'd end up with 3 sticks of RAM meaning you can't use one of them. I'd wait for the machine to arrive, pop it out, find out what it is and try to buy a stick to match it. Alternatively buy a £35 stick of 8gb RAM. For your use case I'd be less worried about matching and more focused on getting the best price.
Do not buy anything below 3200MHz with DDR4 RAM that has a CAS latency of no higher than CL 17 as you'll get perfect value for money with this speed. If you do your research you'd notice that any latency below 3200MHz in DDR4 memory is night and day in terms of FPS during gaming which most people are buying RAM for. In fact anything above 3200MHz is indistinguishable to the eye in perceivable FPS we're talking 5-10 extra FPS for any speed of RAM above 3200MHz even upto 4400MHz and anything below 3200MHz has a stark drop off in performance.

Spend a little more and get the 3200MHz DDR4 ram.

Don't say Uncle Snoop Froggy Frogg didn't warn ya, baby bubba.



Ribbit.
Snoop_Froggy_Frogg08/05/2020 14:53

Do not buy anything below 3200MHz with DDR4 RAM that has a CAS latency of …Do not buy anything below 3200MHz with DDR4 RAM that has a CAS latency of no higher than CL 17 as you'll get perfect value for money with this speed. If you do your research you'd notice that any latency below 3200MHz in DDR4 memory is night and day in terms of FPS during gaming which most people are buying RAM for. In fact anything above 3200MHz is indistinguishable to the eye in perceivable FPS we're talking 5-10 extra FPS for any speed of RAM above 3200MHz even upto 4400MHz and anything below 3200MHz has a stark drop off in performance. Spend a little more and get the 3200MHz DDR4 ram. Don't say Uncle Snoop Froggy Frogg didn't warn ya, baby bubba.[Image] Ribbit.



How about when the manufacturer specifies that 2666Mhz is the max your laptop can handle?
james.smithgRT08/05/2020 15:27

How about when the manufacturer specifies that 2666Mhz is the max your …How about when the manufacturer specifies that 2666Mhz is the max your laptop can handle?

You can overclock your RAM kits.
Astec12308/05/2020 13:24

This deal would be a waste, your machine has 2 RAM slots, so you'd end up …This deal would be a waste, your machine has 2 RAM slots, so you'd end up with 3 sticks of RAM meaning you can't use one of them. I'd wait for the machine to arrive, pop it out, find out what it is and try to buy a stick to match it. Alternatively buy a £35 stick of 8gb RAM. For your use case I'd be less worried about matching and more focused on getting the best price.


Thanks so much. Really appreciate it.
As this deal just got voted on again I thought I would provide an update, you MUST have XMP options in your BIOS to get 2666Mhz out of this RAM, it only has a JEDEC profile for 2400Mhz. I complained to Amazon as this was not listed on the site and I got 50% back on it, then I sold it and replaced it with Hyper X Impact RAM from Kingston which has a 2666Mhz JEDEC profile. Just something to be aware of (though probably a negligable difference between 2400Mhz and 2666Mhz).
Edited by: "james.smithgRT" 5 m ago
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