Best ddr4 sodimm memory

vxspiritxv

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I just bought a Dell Alienware M15 R6:
https://www.dell.com/support/manual...d2ea83-38a4-431d-803c-96d63c1dbc34&lang=en-us

Seems their specs call for memory that doesn't exist, short of this one:
https://www.dell.com/en-us/work/sho...sodimm-3466mhz-superspeed/apd/ab640684/memory

At least I can't find 32gig 3466xmp chips (64gig total). I don't think I'm willing to spend over $500 to get 32gigs of memory.

Currently Kingston is at the top of my list https://www.kingston.com/dataSheets/KF432S20IBK2_32.pdf to upgrade my laptop.

What's everyone here running?
 

pendragon1

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its an odd speed, there are only a handfull of desktop 3466 sticks. you wont notice any difference with 3400, unless you look for it. as for whats best, sort by rating and price, get something near the top, imo
 

vxspiritxv

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I cheeped out...
Ended up getting Samsung memory M471A4G43AB1-CWE https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08FBNQXC4 $362
Still gained performance over what came in it.
Timespy stock, overall 8806, gpu 8672, cpu 9653
Timespy new mem, overall 8972, gpu 8689, cpu 11003
Thaiphoon Burner doesn't seem to work on the laptop (smbus error) so no overclocking, doesn't matter; I'm happy with seeing (8.7%) improvement in speed plus having 64gigs.
If wondering, I'm dual booting ubuntu and using virtual machines. Other mods already done, swapped out the killer wifi for Intel AX210. Moved the primary SSD over to the 2nd slot (chipset pcie) and installed Samsung 980 pro in the primary slot. Why 980, opal2 support. This is where I plan to put my VMs so I don't have to deal with (much) cpu overhead. Linux partition on the other SSD using software encryption.
 
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