What's the Best Laptop RAM?

AeonSoul

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Yeah, it does. According to Intel, the 2960xm supports up to 1600 but I've been running 1866 for some time no problem. Seen other running 2133 with no issue either.

Yeah, I've heard of some processors where the max said frequency was like, 1600, and people running with RAMs with higher frequencies no prob, but I don't know, I wouldn't really trust that.
 

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If I recall correctly, but I might be mistaken, dual channel takes advantage of paired RAM slots and modules.
Let's say, you have 4 RAM slots, the paired RAM slots would be slot #1 with slot #3 and slot #2 with slot #4, so to take advantage of dual channel you have to put 2 same RAM modules in the paired slots, e.g. slot #1 & #3. That's how dual channel should work, or at least that's how it should be in desktops.
 

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The fastest ram is the kingston Hyper-X 2133mhz, it's a bit overkill and Clevo's don't like it, but I believe MSI and alienware can run 2 sticks at stock speeds, but struggle a little with 4.

Dual channel does interleave data like a hard drive raid array, you can stack mutliple dimms on each channel, but you only get a bandwidth increase equal to the number of channels the chipset supports.

For example: Z77 = 2, X59 = 3, X79 = 4.

You need to run 1 and 3 or 2 and 4 to get dual channel, though they are usually paired like that in notebooks so that 1 and 3 (as the chipset) are together.