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Picking the right RAMS for your Gaming Notebook.
« on: July 07, 2017, 11:48:53 AM »

Adding RAM to your Gaming Notebook / Laptop usually delivers the most value for the money upgrades, but only if you buy the right kind of memory module for your Notebook. There are more types of Notebook SODIMM RAMs to begin with. Why not enjoy a refreshing SODIMMs? Here are the important information of picking the right notebook memory.







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Begin by checking your system's user manual to identify the types of RAM your notebook supports. If you don't have the manual, visit the manufacturer's Web site and search for downloadable manuals or other tools that might help you find the information you need. Memory vendors Crucial Technology, Kingston Technology, Corsair and G-Skill include utilities on their sites for identifying the right RAM for your Notebook. Enter the make and model of your Notebook to generate a list of compatible RAM types. The configurator maintained on Memory Stock's site indicates your model's standard and maximum memory, and its total number of memory sockets, among other things



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Before you buy, for beginners ascertain the following:

Maximum module size: Find out the maximum size of memory module that your Notebook supports. Don't buy a module larger than what your motherboard's memory slots can each accommodate.

RAM and connector types: Determine which of the four types of RAM your system uses: SODIMM, DRAM (EDO or FPM), SDRAM, DDR SDRAM, or RDRAM. All four types are mounted on one of three module types: SIMM, DIMM, or RIMM.

Most machines support only one type of RAM and have one type of module or connector, so mixing types isn't an option. The few motherboards that do accept two types of RAM allow only a single type to be used at any one time.

Memory speed: SDRAM, DDR SDRAM, and RDRAM are rated to match or exceed the Notebook's frontside bus speed, which is the speed at which data moves between the CPU and RAM. If your system comes with PC66 SDRAM, you can use PC100 SDRAM to replace it and get the faster speed, as long as your Notebook's frontside bus supports the higher rate. But if you mix RAM of different speeds, all RAM will operate at the speed of the slowest chip.

Memory banks: On some Notebooks, the memory slot closest to the CPU--usually called bank 0--must be filled before the motherboard's other memory slots. On other systems, bank 0 must have the largest RAM module (if you are using modules of different sizes). There's no fixed rule, so check your Notebook's documentation.

Nonparity or ECC: If your system supports error-correcting code (ECC) and has more than 512MB of RAM, buying ECC memory may be worth the added cost. Large amounts of RAM are more likely to experience occasional, random errors (which may be caused by cosmic rays, among other sources). However, unless your current RAM is ECC, forget it; you can use nonparity and ECC modules together, but error correction will be disabled.

To determine your type of memory, count the number of chips on the memory module. If the number is divisible by three, you have ECC or parity memory.

Column address strobe: The lower the CAS rating--or the CL rating--is, the better. SDRAM comes in CL2 or CL3 types, and DDR SDRAM comes in CL2 or CL2.5. Unless your motherboard requires a specific CAS or CL rating, get the lower (faster) rated module. Cost differences should be negligible. Again, if you mix modules of different speeds, they'll all operate at the slowest module's speed.

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http://www.pcworld.com/article/113460/article.html



In order to verify the RAM Compatibility with your specific gaming notebook better check out the links for the
Memory Configurator below:




Kingston





Crucial






Corsair






ADATA








Transcend





GSkill





Patriot




Now that we explained the technical basics about SODIMMs and making much things easier to pick the right memory from known vendors with their respective Memory Configurators on their website. Happy Upgrade! :)
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Re: Picking the right RAMS for your Gaming Notebook.
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2017, 03:30:06 PM »

Grabe, sana makabili ako ng RAM para sa laptop ko. Hanggang 32gb ata yung aking laptop. Shempre MSI.

More power to you!
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« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2017, 03:36:09 PM »

Useful info!
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« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2017, 08:12:01 AM »

thanks for the info!
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« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2017, 12:41:08 PM »

Ano po ang pinakamagandang RAM brand para sa aking MSI notebook?
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« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2017, 02:26:51 PM »

Great info.  Thanks
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« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2017, 11:30:23 AM »

ayun importante to malaman kasi may options ka
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« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2017, 03:01:57 PM »

Most trusted memory brand for MSI Gaming Laptop.
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« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2017, 10:27:33 PM »

msi is number 1
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