View Full Version : Memory, SSD Upgrade Help Requested

08-13-2015, 04:20 PM

Sorry to bring up an old thread I am about to purchase the below. Can you provide opinions or alternatives? I'm in the UK as well.

Memory: Corsair Memory 8GB Vengeance Performance DDR3 1866 MHz 10-10-10-32 (I can't find the same memory already installed in UK)
HDD: Samsung/Seagate Spinpoint M9T 2TB 2.5
SSD: Samsung 256GB 850 PRO Performance SSD

In terms of memory I was looking at GSkill Ripjaws but thought it was pointless getting 2133Mhz when the memory already inside is only 1600Mhz?

Also looked at the OCZ SSD's the R7 or the Vector but heard great things about the Samsung PRO.

Let me know what you think as I'd like to buy this tonight.


08-14-2015, 04:30 AM
2133/1866 memory is 100% useless on your laptop as it will be capped at 1600 by the bios.
If you want ram, just make sure it is the DDR3L, the one at 1.35v not 1.5v .

As for the Samsung 850 pro I can tell you it works like magic. Write speeds are still ~420mb/s even after 6 months of use.
But the ocz it not a bad choice either - here I tell you from what I know on consumer forums.

08-26-2015, 01:25 PM
I've bought all the parts mentioned but I'm a bit apprehensive about installing the memory myself as I'll be removing the factory installed memory for 16GB HyperX 2133mhz.

I was going to get a local computer shop to install or is it easier than it looks on YouTube?