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Memory Upgrade - 16GB - 2RX8 DDR4 SODIMM 2666MHz.

Before you get the itch to add any horsepower to your laptop or PC,

make sure you  read our quick article, do a little comaprisson shopping, and check your machine for any compatibility issues!

Memory Upgrade?  I thought we were talking about Ram and not the hard drive.

Random Access Memory (RAM) is a type of hardware that your computer uses to store information. Adding memory is one of the most cost-effective ways to improve your computer’s performance.

There are tons of options for obtaining these suped up RAM upgrades.  If you head over to your manufacturer’s website you can easily search your computer’s model number and be on your way after dropping close to $200.  As  Dell states on their site: 

[Dell™ Branded memory offered in the Memory Selector has gone through rigorous quality assurance and quality control testing to ensure it will work with your specific Dell System so it is fully compatible and supported by Dell. Getting unqualified or generic products from other vendors can cause downtime that can seriously cost your business and put your entire system at risk.]

They further elaborate saying that memory offered now may differ in speed from the original system memory but has been qualified to work in the system. When mixed, the memory will perform at the lowest speed populated or the highest speed allowed by the system.

Ok then!  We better be careful.  However, what if we do a little research and find the equivalent MHz, voltage, pin count, etc. as was recommeded by the folks at dell?

You will find that buying straignt from even Dell, a reasonably priced company for quality goods, is almost twice as much for the same or lesser quality memory.  In fact, the after market brands are the OEM parts that come with many popular PC’s and laptops.  Some of these include Western Digital, Corsair, and Crucial.  So before you spend over $180 on the example pictured on the left, check out the following.

Do you research

We broke down the basics for comaprison and compatibility.  It’s always best to check witih the hardware manufacturer before attempting anything you are unsure of.  Here’s what you should find out: 

*these are example specs for a Dell Latitude 5590 and should not be used as any type of guide

Product Type
RAM memory
16 GB
Memory Type
DDR4 SDRAM – SO-DIMM 260-pin
Upgrade Type
System specific
Data Integrity Check
2666 MHz (PC4-21300)
Dual rank, unbuffered
1.2 V
OEM Manufacturer Equivalent Part Number
Pricing Type
Manufacturer Warranty
Limited lifetime warranty
Designed For
G3 3579, 3779; G5 15 5587; G7 15 7588; Inspiron 3195 2-in-1, 3493, 3785, 5477, 5481 2-in-1; OptiPlex 3060, 5060, 5260 All In One, 7060, 7460 All In One, 7760 All In One; Precision Mobile Workstation 7530, 7730; XPS 15 7590

What did we find?

Great deal on a high performance ram stick for less than $75 dollars!

High Performance DDR4 SODIMM for Laptops and Notebooks

Corsair Vengeance Series DDR4 SODIMM memory modules are designed for high performance and reliability on the latest DDR4-based systems. They are built using specially selected ICs, rigorously tested to meet, or exceed industry standards, and validated on systems of various chipsets and makes. They’re also easy to use – no configuration is required to take advantage of the higher speed – just plug it in and go. 

  • Automatic Overclocking for Automatic Maximum Performance
  • Most notebook and laptop PCs will automatically select the maximum reliable overclocking settings for the best possible performance and 100% stability.
  • In most cases, no manual configuration is necessary.
  • Upgrading to Vengeance Series DRAM is a great way to give your system an instant speed boost.

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