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Kingston FURY Impact 32GB (2x16GB) 3200MHz DDR4 CL20 SODIMM Kit - $134.99 ($30 off)

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Leaf_CrAzY wrote: is this better than CL18 3600?
I don't know of any laptops that use DDR4 3600 MHz RAM.

Are you referring to desktop memory?
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How does it compare to:

Timetac: https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B098TY ... UVSEP&th=1

These are dual rank but CL 22 and cost $113.

Corsair: https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B08GST ... EEQB&psc=1

I don't know if they're single rank or dual rank but also CL 22

I have the TImetac and can still return but I can't tell if CL 20 is worth going single rank and the extra money.
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Dhanushan wrote: I don't know of any laptops that use DDR4 3600 MHz RAM.

Are you referring to desktop memory?
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Elrondolio wrote: Try not to confuse single or dual channel with single or dual rank (all these terms get confusing, for sure). It'd definitely be better to run a dual channel configuration, being 2 sticks in two individual SODIMM slots, than 1 dual rank SODIMM in a single channel, single slot, configuration. Dual channel is very important as it allows read access to both banks of memory at the same time over the memory bus (simplifying a bit). This quick video might help you understand the differences:

Other important aspects of memory are its density package and layout, x8 or x16, with x8 being very important for modern laptops:

How fast these run at a certain voltage and their timings are important as well. Here's a little primer I put together a year or so ago to help some people determine what they may already have in their system:

https://imgur.com/a/oYzKuAG

So, to your specific question: it'd be better to use 2x16GB sticks of single rank SODIMMs in a dual channel configuration than 1x32GB of dual rank memory in single channel configuration. It'd be even better to run 2x16GB of dual rank memory, 2Rx8, in dual channel... but no dual rank SODIMMs are currently available on the market, that I know of, that run at the standard 1.2V JEDEC standard at 3200MHz. Hopefully the dual rank Fury Impact comes back at some point but it's been mia for a long time now. This thread's Fury Impact is currently the best bet instead.

Hope that helps.
Thanks OP, appreciate you taking the time to write up the details.

After some careful considerations, I ended up getting one stick of dual rank 32Gb instead. I am anticipating that I may get another stick later down the road so having the extra slot available would allow me to just add the extra stick to the second slot for a dual channel setup.

Having said that, I noticed this same set (KF432S20IBK2/32) 2 x 16Gb is going for $134.99 at Canada Computers, in case if anyone wants to pick it up locally there is another option.

https://www.canadacomputers.com/product ... _id=196256
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Nimious wrote: How does it compare to:

Timetac: https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B098TY ... UVSEP&th=1

These are dual rank but CL 22 and cost $113.

Corsair: https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B08GST ... EEQB&psc=1

I don't know if they're single rank or dual rank but also CL 22

I have the TImetac and can still return but I can't tell if CL 20 is worth going single rank and the extra money.
I've experienced multiple BIOS and BSOD issues with the few Timetac modules I've bought in the past few years under heavy loads, but that could just be bad luck on my part as my sample size is so small and I'm not willing to boost voltage on laptops (when possible). I personally prefer these Kingston modules as they've been rock solid and very fast in my experience. Having said that: I'd go with 2Rx8 at CL22 over 1Rx8 at CL20 where gaming is concerned for a few extra FPS, as long as they actually run stable at 3200MHz at 1.2V and don't require XMP to do so. The faster CL20 would be better in some engineering circumstances (and possibly media encoding, etc) so it depends on your play/workload. Since that Timetac kit is handled and shipped from Amazon, it's certainly worth a shot at those prices.

The Vengeance modules typically require XMP (so no AMD laptops and excludes some Intel laptops as well) and a need a higher voltage than JEDEC standard 1.2V to hit 3200MHz... under many circumstances without XMP support, they'll only hit 2933MHz. Your milage may vary, of course.

You can reference this quick little guide I put together to use HWiNFO to determine exactly what your existing Timetac modules are running at, if you wish. You might want to stress test them to make sure they are solid as well:

https://imgur.com/a/oYzKuAG

Good luck!
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Agent wrote: Thanks OP, appreciate you taking the time to write up the details.

After some careful considerations, I ended up getting one stick of dual rank 32Gb instead. I am anticipating that I may get another stick later down the road so having the extra slot available would allow me to just add the extra stick to the second slot for a dual channel setup.

Having said that, I noticed this same set (KF432S20IBK2/32) 2 x 16Gb is going for $134.99 at Canada Computers, in case if anyone wants to pick it up locally there is another option.

https://www.canadacomputers.com/product ... _id=196256
That decision is a good one if you think you'll be upgrading down the line to 64GB.

Nice catch at Canada Computers. That'd work out to $160.41 after shipping and 12% BC taxes (I'm pretty sure they'd charge EHF before checkout as well so it'd probably be a few $ more). Online returns are a bit of a hassle with Canada Computers compared to Amazon.com, but if you live near one of their shops that alleviates that concern. I'll add them to the OP, thanks!

Canada Computers:
Subtotal:$134.99
Shipping Cost: $9.62
Shipping Discount: ($1.39)
EHF:$0.00
Tax:$17.19
Estimated Total:$160.41
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64GB version is $262 on Amazon.ca, also all time low
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Is there any point to have 64GB on a laptop? My desktop barely uses 20GB at max. My laptop sometimes hits 14GB with 2 spreadsheets with 7M cells of data each.
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rf134a wrote: Is there any point to have 64GB on a laptop? My desktop barely uses 20GB at max. My laptop sometimes hits 14GB with 2 spreadsheets with 7M cells of data each.
While most users wouldn't use that much in daily life, there are a ton of reasons why one would want 64, 128, 256 and more GB of ram. Running and/or requiring multiple virtual machines will easily eat up 64GB of ram and much more. Editing very large images for a wide variety of industry, from high resolution satellite data manipulation to geospatial imagery, etc. One may need to work on extremely large data sets so might need a or a seriies of very large ram disks so performance doesn't degrade during processing, etc. There are a lot of engineering data sets that require a ton of ram to process.

Point is: there are countless reasons to need far more than a typical memory footprint. For most, however, you are right... 32GB would be ideal and 16GB would cover most business or casual user situations.

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