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need help installing a new ram (total noob)

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Posted · Original PosterOP

i actually have an alienware 15R4 right now. i have a 8 gig stick right now. i don't know which ram is compatible with my laptop. I'm looking at this right now (https://www.ramcity.com.au/ram/ddr4/2666/sodimm/ct8g4sfs8266). i have a 2400 mhz ram in my laptop so does it work if i put in a 2666mhz ram? can someone check and confirm if this'll work on my laptop. i did some research on the types of rams and all but i'm not smart enough to know which one i should go for. pls suggest. thankyou in advance 

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6 minutes ago, blurryfacexx21 said:

i actually have an alienware 15R4 right now. i have a 8 gig stick right now. i don't know which ram is compatible with my laptop. I'm looking at this right now (https://www.ramcity.com.au/ram/ddr4/2666/sodimm/ct8g4sfs8266). i have a 2400 mhz ram in my laptop so does it work if i put in a 2666mhz ram? can someone check and confirm if this'll work on my laptop. i did some research on the types of rams and all but i'm not smart enough to know which one i should go for. pls suggest. thankyou in advance 

yes but its pointless extra 200mhz or what ever it is and thats with a intel cpu, if it was a AMD maybe yeah but imo its a pointless upgrade as intel cpu's don't take nearly half as well as what amd cpu's do in mhz increase 


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Posted · Original PosterOP
8 hours ago, Surreals said:

yes but its pointless extra 200mhz or what ever it is and thats with a intel cpu, if it was a AMD maybe yeah but imo its a pointless upgrade as intel cpu's don't take nearly half as well as what amd cpu's do in mhz increase 

thankyou. so i should just get a 2400 mhz stick? also, i found the one with 2600mhz to be cheaper than the one with 2400. will it have any bad effects if i use 2600 with 2400?

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1 hour ago, blurryfacexx21 said:

thankyou. so i should just get a 2400 mhz stick? also, i found the one with 2600mhz to be cheaper than the one with 2400. will it have any bad effects if i use 2600 with 2400?

Yes don’t got different MHz, only buy pairs


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Posted · Original PosterOP
15 hours ago, Surreals said:

Yes don’t got different MHz, only buy pairs

i couldnt understand. lemme explain, the ram with 2666 MHz is cheaper than 2400 MHz. so should i spend more and get the 2400 or just buy 2666 cheaper?

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24 minutes ago, blurryfacexx21 said:

i couldnt understand. lemme explain, the ram with 2666 MHz is cheaper than 2400 MHz. so should i spend more and get the 2400 or just buy 2666 cheaper?

But what are the ram timings on both ? Of course go with 2666 but the timings may be higher than the 2400.


 CPU: i9 9900k @5.1ghz | GPU: Asus Strix 2080Ti OC | Cpu Cooler : Corsair H150i (360mm) | Motherboard: Gigabyte Aorus Pro Z390F  | RAM: G.Skill Trident Z RGB 32gb 3600Mhz CL16  | Boot / OS SSD : Samsung 970 Evo 500gb M.2 / Samsung 850 Evo 500Gb SSD / 1TB SEAGATE HDD Case: Corsair Obsidian 500d SE RGB | PSU: Evga SuperNova Platinum 8 

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