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Hey all I am in need of your advice. I am looking to up the ram in my Alienware m17X. It has 6GB and I would like 8GB.

I found some 8GB Kingston HyperX ram for a little under $140 but it is 1600MHZ. I think the mobo will just downclock it to 1333 eventhough it has an extreme processor, my question to all you is...... for under $150 is this the best ram I can buy? Does anyone else have any suggestions?

I heard alot about (you will never notice a difference) between types of ram 1333 vs 1600 but if I am going to spend the money why not get the best. Besides if I ever go to sell it, it looks good in the ad.

So what are your thoughts ?
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post #2 of 6
Go mushkin or Gskill. HyperX is good, although would get you better voltages going for other companies. Make sure your CPU can support 1600FBS or that higher priced 1600 ram is wasted potential.(unless you're overclocking)
 
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I have not heard of Mushkin but I have heard good things about Gskill. I see that there price is about $60 less than the HyperX too. So ill lean more towards the Gskill if that is the consensus.
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O have hyper x and I like them. If I would do it all over agen o would go with g skill Eco.
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post #5 of 6
I would just go with this set.
The tight timings make up for the lower clock speed.
post #6 of 6
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Cool thanks. I am assuming the m17x supports 1600mhz memory because it is an option on dell's website. $600 option but its there so I will assume it supports it, which leads me to:
Which one is faster, the one vinilla cena said which is 1066MHZ with CL=7-7-7-20
Or
Kingston HyperX 1600MHZ with CL=9-9-9-24

I was unable to find Gskill at 1600MHZ.
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