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Looking to upgrade laptop RAM to 8GB - is this a good price?

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Newegg currently has this set available for $72.99 after a coupon:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231342

Speed/latency is irrelevant, because IIRC my M11x locks RAM to DDR3-800 @ 6-6-6-15. I'm looking mostly for reliability - having once had two bad sets of RAM at the same time (in my old desktop), I'd rather not go through the same again; meaning if there's a more reliable brand than G.Skill that has 8GB RAM kits, I'd spend the extra coin for it.

I've heard Kingston is really reliable/good...but the low number of reviews on Newegg for their sets doesn't seem to reflect it...is it just because they're more expensive and people go for the cheaper sets instead?

Also, would getting a set of HyperX laptop RAM be the most reliable option (based on the assumption that since they have heatsinks and are rated to run at speeds higher than all other sets, so therefore they'd do much more reliably at half their rated speed)?
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I would say go for it.. that is an excellent price for 2x 4GB sticks, especially for a laptop. You might want to double check the compatibility. Since you say that it will lock the ram at DDR3-800 with timings of 6-6-6-15, the ram is rated at 1066 with timings of 9-9-9-24. I dont think those timings will work with that kit even if its ran down at 6-6-6-15. Just be cautious. Check the ram manual for tested information. But other than that, its hell of a good deal.
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Originally Posted by mikeseth View Post
I would say go for it.. that is an excellent price for 2x 4GB sticks, especially for a laptop. You might want to double check the compatibility. Since you say that it will lock the ram at DDR3-800 with timings of 6-6-6-15, the ram is rated at 1066 with timings of 9-9-9-24. I dont think those timings will work with that kit even if its ran down at 6-6-6-15. Just be cautious. Check the ram manual for tested information. But other than that, its hell of a good deal.
Well, how does Kingston RAM, HyperX specifically, compare? If it's even the slightest bit more reliable, I'd be more than willing to spend the extra money on it.
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