04-17-2014 11:15 AM
I configured my T430 with an i5 dual core and with 4 gigs of RAM (one stick; single channel). I want to upgrade my RAM to 8 gigs in a 2x4 confuguration. I have done research and I note that this laptop can take either 1.35 or 1.5 volts memory. It also can use either 11 or 9 Cas Latency. So here are my questions:
1. What difference is there between the voltages? In other words, what if any are the advantages/disadvanteges, i.e. gains or losses?
2. Will I really see any difference between 9 vs.11 timings? Interestingly in my memory research some of the CAS 11 in 1.35 can be slightly more expensive than CAS 9 in 1.35.
3. I know Crucial works fine in the T430. I have also read that Corsair has issues. Is this still true about Corsair? What about other memory manufactures such as GSkill and Patriot? I like Crucial. I have built many systems with their memory as well as upgrades. Its just that it is slightly more expensive than GSkill, etc.
04-17-2014 12:11 PM
04-17-2014 02:01 PM
Thanks Colonel. Your reply is much appreciated. My cuurent RAM is at 1.35v the came factory installed. My issue actaully arose because I have seen compatible RAM for this system at both 1.35 and 1.50. Was not sure about the latter.
Didn't think about lower CAS timings helping out the integrated grphics. Thanks for that.
And wouldn't you know it but I got a 10% off coupon for memory from NewEgg just today.