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edebelenmd
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P50: CL=13 DDR4 2133Mhz RAM compatible?

Is a CL=13 DDR4 SODIMM compatible with the P50?

 

I'm planning to get the Kingston HyperX Impact DDR4 2133MHz CL=13 32GB (Kit of 2x16) for my P50.

 

However, on checking manufacturer's websites (Intel, Lenovo, Crucial, Kingston, G-Skill), compatible sodimms for the P50 have CAS Latencies (CL) of 15, 16, or 17.

 

Will the Kingston HX421S13IBK2/32 work on my machine? Has anyone used sodimms with CL=13 on their machine?

 

Thank you.

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Re: P50: CL=13 DDR4 2133Mhz RAM compatible?

edebelenmd
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Re: P50: CL=13 DDR4 2133Mhz RAM compatible?

Thanks for the reply!

 

I have yet to get my machine in 2 weeks (hopefully).

 

Will using the CL13 RAM offer a noticeable difference compared to getting a CL15 one with the same specs? Or should I just get the CL15 Crucial CT2K16G4SFD8213 and save $50 compared to Kingston HyperX?

 

P50 20EN0013US config:

CPU i7-6700HQ

GPU M1000M 2GB

SSD1 Samsung 960 Pro 512GB (once it's available)

SSD2 Transcend SSD370 1GB (salvaged from my old machine)

 

Most taxing use will be with Lightroom, Photoshop, and occassional HD video editing.

 

My previous rig which conked out had a 2nd Gen i7, Nvidia 555m GPU, Transcend 1GB SSD370 and 8GB of RAM and becomes sluggish when both Lightroom and Photoshop are opened.

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