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Well, I've been on these forums for a while and I've been playing with computers for even longer, but I've never paid too much attention to RAM. Well, beyond the capacity (4GB, 8GB, etc) and clockspeed. I'm looking to replace the RAM on my Dell because it uses 4 different modules from 3 different manufactuers. The timings all seem to be different, by the way (just starting to learn what timings are).

I'm looking for DDR3 12800 (1600, I currently have 1333) SO DIMMS (laptop) with the tightest timings possible. My CPU shows support for 1333-1600, but I see some 1800mhz RAM. What can run that? Can I? Can I overclock the 1600 mhz to that? I wouldn't think so, because this Dell BIOS is very locked down.


Thanks guys!


EDIT: Here's the 3 modules:


Edited by Emotional Post-it Note - 11/7/13 at 2:44pm
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Unless you can unlock the Dell BIOS, you'd be stuck at 1600. Certain mobos(not sure on laptops) will auto downclock your RAM to 1600 if they detect higher.
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