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ek_b20
04-04-2012, 09:20 AM
hi all,

Just recently got my ASUS N43SL i7 2630QM GT540M 4G ram.

I would like to up the RAM to 8G, looking at
Kingston HyperX PnP 8GB kit KHX1866C11S3P1K2/8G.
Or
Samsung 2x4GB DDR3 Laptop SDRAM (1600MHz PC3-12800) Kit MV-3T4G3D

some question on these ram.
1)can the kingston with the heat sink fit in the N43?
2)can N43 bios read the PnP and run it in 1866mhz?
3)can N43 bios read the Samsung and run it in 1600mhz?
(cant determine if the Samsung is PNP however review by MAC user claim their sandy bridge i5-7 can read n run @1600 no issue)

I would prefer the samsung as it is running on 1.36V and the form factor is 2/3 of the kingston.....

any advise please or alternative ram option?

xeromist
04-04-2012, 03:51 PM
According to Intel your CPU runs memory up to 1333. You would need access to overclocking features to run faster and I'm not sure if you have them. Note that the faster memory will still work fine at slower speeds and it will probably have excellent timings at 1333.

Not sure about the heat sink fitting but in the pictures it doesn't look much thicker than normal and it isn't any taller.

ek_b20
04-05-2012, 12:50 AM
According to Intel your CPU runs memory up to 1333. You would need access to overclocking features to run faster and I'm not sure if you have them. Note that the faster memory will still work fine at slower speeds and it will probably have excellent timings at 1333.

Not sure about the heat sink fitting but in the pictures it doesn't look much thicker than normal and it isn't any taller.

Thanks Xeromist,
i saw this review http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1599/1/ puttin in the kingston into a ASUS K53 and it works @ 1866!
any way once i decided and try either one of them i will post the outcome.