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Kingston HyperX 8GB 1866MHz SO-DIMM Memory Kit For Notebooks

Postby Apoptosis » Mon Apr 25, 2011 9:01 am

Kingston HyperX 8GB 1866MHz SO-DIMM Memory Kit For Notebooks

Kingston announced the new HyperX Plug and Play (PnP) series of memory this morning that allow notebooks with second generation Intel Core i5 and i7 processors to scale higher than ever before. We have an in-depth review on the Kingston HyperX PnP 8GB DDR3 1866MHz SO-DIMM memory kit today that is sure to leave you shocked when you see the results on our ASUS K53E notebook.

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The performance numbers from upgrading to the Kingston HyperX Plug and Play 8GB DDR3 1866MHz memory kit was insane. We saw performance gains from 6% to 86% depending on the benchmarks with the largest performance gains coming from graphics intensive games. Who would have thought that the area that gained the most was the frame rate in games? If you want to get better performance out of the Intel HD Graphics 3000 GPU on your Sandy Bridge laptop this is more than likely the best way to go about it. You can literally feel and see the difference in everything that you do on the system, so this is an ideal upgrade for those that want 8GB of memory and better performance.



Article Title: Kingston HyperX 8GB 1866MHz SO-DIMM Memory Kit For Notebooks
Article URL: http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1599/1/
Pricing At Time of Print: $163
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Re: Kingston HyperX 8GB 1866MHz SO-DIMM Memory Kit For Noteb

Postby Major_A » Tue Apr 26, 2011 8:32 am

Uh... Um... Hmm... Well... How? I've seen faster RAM help lower Pi Times and other generic benchmarks. I've never seen it help so much in a game. Do you think that's due to the limited resolutions? For a while there I would obsess over every single MHz I could squeeze from every system component. Now I find a ballpark stability and call it a day.
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Re: Kingston HyperX 8GB 1866MHz SO-DIMM Memory Kit For Noteb

Postby Apoptosis » Tue Apr 26, 2011 8:47 am

The CPU/GPU had to be starved for memory bandwidth... trust me my jaw dropped and I swapped memory kits a million times to confirm and test it out.
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Re: Kingston HyperX 8GB 1866MHz SO-DIMM Memory Kit For Noteb

Postby Major_A » Tue Apr 26, 2011 8:50 am

That was almost like dropping a new CPU in your system. Definitely a worthwhile upgrade.
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Re: Kingston HyperX 8GB 1866MHz SO-DIMM Memory Kit For Noteb

Postby Ditiris » Tue Apr 26, 2011 10:37 pm

That's a substantial performance gain for a very low cost. I'm probably going to get another notebook in a few months, are these modules compatible with all second-generation Core i processors, or is there something else that limits compatibility?

Thanks in advance for the information.
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Re: Kingston HyperX 8GB 1866MHz SO-DIMM Memory Kit For Noteb

Postby Apoptosis » Wed Apr 27, 2011 6:56 am

Ditiris wrote:That's a substantial performance gain for a very low cost. I'm probably going to get another notebook in a few months, are these modules compatible with all second-generation Core i processors, or is there something else that limits compatibility?

Thanks in advance for the information.


It should be compatible with all the processors, but I'm sure there must be the proper hooks in the BIOS in order for it to work properly. Might want to do some research on the notebook you are buying or if you are buying one in a few months from a company that lets you configure it make sure there is an option for 1866 memory.
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Re: Kingston HyperX 8GB 1866MHz SO-DIMM Memory Kit For Noteb

Postby Velo:Sity » Wed Apr 27, 2011 7:16 am

Surprised Intel didn't push for earlier certification if they knew memory was such a bottleneck.
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Re: Kingston HyperX 8GB 1866MHz SO-DIMM Memory Kit For Noteb

Postby DragonFury » Wed Apr 27, 2011 10:04 am

The one area I was surprised with, is that the lappy actually has a higher memory divider, and that it works.
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