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So neither CAS latency nor voltage should make any kind of difference compatibility wise?

The L in DDR3L means Low voltage, not sure about latency, but it should auto-detect or at east allow you to configure the CAS

So the other day I posted a topic asking whether or not I needed to upgrade from 8 gigs of ram to 16 gigs. The unanimous vote was that it is definitely time to upgrade. So, I now need to find some RAM. Now, the computer that this RAM is going into is a Lenovo Y50, so I know I need SODIM memory. The question is, I just need to know what will all work with my laptop.

 

I read online that because I have a Haswell processor, that I need a memory voltage of 1.35 because that's what Haswell requires at least for laptops (like I said, that is not my idea; it came from a website I found). That would fly with the specs of what I currently have installed in my laptop, which also is 1.35 volts. So, I knew to look for memory running at that voltage. I guess the biggest question is do I need to find RAM with the exact same CAS latency as what I currently have?

 

I had settled on this kit from Corsair, just because I trust Corsair, it's a reasonable price, and I want something a little bit more than the stock standard kit of memory. I want something that is specifically made to deal with gaming and multiple other tasks all running at the same time without breaking a sweat. However, that kit runs at 9 clocks, and my current memory runs at 11. So will that work?

 

 

As a quick reference, here's what Speccy says is all going on with the RAM currently in my Y50.

 

 

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Thanks!

Laptop - Lenovo Y50   Keyboard - Corsair K95 RGB Cherry MX Brown   Mouse - Logitech G502 Proteus Core   Mousepad - Razer Firefly


 


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Should be fine, as long as it is DDR3L. I think @don_svetlio has one of those laptops, he might be able to help.

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My Y50 uses DDR3L 1600MHz by SK Hynix

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Should be fine, as long as it is DDR3L. I think @don_svetlio has one of those laptops, he might be able to help.

So neither CAS latency nor voltage should make any kind of difference compatibility wise?

Laptop - Lenovo Y50   Keyboard - Corsair K95 RGB Cherry MX Brown   Mouse - Logitech G502 Proteus Core   Mousepad - Razer Firefly


 


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So neither CAS latency nor voltage should make any kind of difference compatibility wise?

The L in DDR3L means Low voltage, not sure about latency, but it should auto-detect or at east allow you to configure the CAS

Main Gaming Rig:

Spoiler

Core i7-4770, Cryorig M9i Cooler, ASUS B85M GAMER, 8GB HyperX Fury Red 2x4GB 1866MHz, KFA2 GTX 970 Infin8 Black Edition "4GB", 1TB Seagate SSHD, 256GB Crucial m4 SSD, 60GB Corsair SSD for Kerbal and game servers, Thermaltake Core V21 Case, EVGA SuperNOVA 650W G2.

Secondary PC:

Spoiler

i5-2500k OCed, Raijintek Themis, Intel Z77GA-70K, 8GB HyperX Genesis in grey, GTX 750 Ti, Gamemax Falcon case.

 

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The L in DDR3L means Low voltage, not sure about latency, but it should auto-detect or at east allow you to configure the CAS

Cool. Thanks!

Laptop - Lenovo Y50   Keyboard - Corsair K95 RGB Cherry MX Brown   Mouse - Logitech G502 Proteus Core   Mousepad - Razer Firefly


 


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