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[Amazon.ca] NVTEK 32GB (2x16GB) DDR4-2666 PC4-21300 SODIMM (Dual Rank) - $92.91

I saw this early this morning and ordered it because it was cheap for 32GB DDR4 laptop memory. I received the order about 30 minutes ago and ran a few tests. The memory seems to perform well for no name memory with a lifetime warranty. The price was $127 back in September 2022 but dropped to the current price in mid-November 2022. Sold by NVTEK and shipped by Amazon.

I checked the chips on the SODIMM and they appear to be Samsung K4A8G085WA-BCTD. Similar to this, but I think the 16GB version.
https://semiconductor.samsung.com/dram/ ... 85wc-bctd/

My test system is an i7-9700T ThinkCentre Tiny (M920q).

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I also ran a performance test with the OEM Samsung M471A2K43DB1-CTD memory that came in my system. The Samsung memory is 2x16GB DDR4 PC4-21300 2666MHz.

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is it actually Micron chips?
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Any deal on desktop rams? ddr4
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fudge_u wrote: I believe Samsung. The markings on the chips are similar to my OEM Samsung memory.
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yeah Samsung D die , plenty OC room (on Ryzen platform)

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coolwarm wrote: Fairy new to RAM selection, why this is better than this if I just buy 2 of them? https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B09KN7 ... EEQB&psc=1 or https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B092XK ... DY3LN&th=1
3200 vs 2666
3200MHz memory is better if your CPU supports it. I think 11th-13th gen Intel CPUs support 3200MHz memory, but older gens will run it at lower speeds. In my case, I have systems with 8th and 9th gen Intel CPUs, so it makes no difference if I buy 3200MHz or 2666MHz memory unless the timings are tweaked for better performance. On average the 3200MHz memory costs anywhere from $12-20 more for 32GB, and in my case I don't think there will be any significant performance gains for the extra money.
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Must... resist.. .upgrading from 16gb to 32gb despite never maxing out
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canadianclub wrote: Must... resist.. .upgrading from 16gb to 32gb despite never maxing out
Ya... there might not be any point in upgrading, unless you can actually use it. I bought two refurb computers recently with 8th and 9th gen Intel i7 CPUs and they both came with the exact same memory, so I figured I take the lone 16GB stick from the 8th gen Intel system and throw it into the 9th gen Intel system and then buy the NVTEK memory for the 8th gen Intel system. The price difference between 16GB and 32GB wasn't significant (~$30), so I figured it would make more sense to go with the 32GB memory.
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Insane these are dual rank... That speed is a problem. Dual rank is wonderful for those 1%s, especially at 1080p... But when they're 2666 see sticks you aren't goi in going to see an increase over 3600 c16 single ranked sticks.

I personally use b die, high speed dual ranked ram when doing 16x2.
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HKDEALHUNT wrote: i am not too famalia with computer stuff but is it a good choice for a laptop upgrade? i have only 1 ram slot, on board 8gb and max 40 in total
https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B092XT ... Y3LN&psc=1
It depends on what kind of laptop and CPU you have.
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fudge_u wrote: It depends on what kind of laptop and CPU you have.
a thinkpad e15, AMD Ryzen™ 5 5625U Processor (2.30 GHz up to 4.30 GHz), thanks
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HKDEALHUNT wrote: a thinkpad e15, AMD Ryzen™ 5 5625U Processor (2.30 GHz up to 4.30 GHz), thanks
I'd probably get one of these two since you should be guaranteed dual rank memory based on the description in the listing. The ADATA memory doesn't indicate if it's single or dual rank (dual is better). It's usually a lottery when it's not mentioned in the listing.

https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B09BBQL411/
https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B087WXRH88/

I was expecting single rank memory when I ordered the NVTEK memory because of the price, but was pleasantly surprised when it was dual rank.

Here's an explanation of what single rank and dual rank are, if you're not sure what it is.
https://www.cgdirector.com/single-rank- ... -rank-ram/
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You could also pay $17 more dollars and get the Timetec on sale.

https://www.amazon.ca/Timetec-DDR4-3200 ... 68&sr=8-11

This is basically the best RAM you can get for laptop DDR4. It also runs 3200mhz without having to use XMP, which is what you need for Ryzen laptops, and it's dual rank and x8. The sub timings actually make a big difference too.
The most important thing is that it's x8, then 3200mhz, then latency, then rank. ( for zen 3 anyways )
The only exceptions are the Kingston Hyper X impact CL20 3200mhz, which is the actual best ram for laptop DDR4.
For Ryzen machines, I gained somewhere between 5-10% performance vs the x16 crap my 3060 Dell G15 came with, with the above Kingston kit, which is basically discontinued and overpriced, but I scored 64gb of it for just over $100.
Otherwise the Timetec is basically the next best thing and very close in performance.

Edit: You've said it above anyways, but yeah, if you can't use 3200mhz, this won't really gain anything, but anyone with a Zen 3 or newer Intel should definitely opt for the TT for a few bucks more.
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HKDEALHUNT wrote: a thinkpad e15, AMD Ryzen™ 5 5625U Processor (2.30 GHz up to 4.30 GHz), thanks
What kind of applications/work do you do on your laptop? 40 GB is a lot of memory and very few tasks need that much. 16 GB total is adequate for most people.
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From the looks of it my laptop would benefit from this even though the mhz is lower than what I have now. I have mixed sticks installed and my timings are quite poor IMO -Dell 3511, 11th gen i5
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I just paid 100$ for 2x 16gb used ones afew weeks ago.

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