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CrazyM
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Will this memory work?

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I was planning to purchase the Crucial Ballistix SODIMM RAM kit for my PC. 

The model number I had my eyes on is this: BL2K16G32C16S4B

 

Reading through reviews on Amazon, I was warned to not buy if I do not have XMP, else the RAM will not run at the advertised speeds and run at something called JEDEC profile. I tried looking via CPU Z and the BIOS setup (F10 on boot) but I couldn't understand if I had XMP or not. Looking at the product description from the manuals didn't help either.

I just wanted to know if my PC can run this memory, and at its advertised speeds and latency, which is the primary reason I wanted to buy it. Here are some specifications of the RAM if required

 

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Paul_Tikkanen
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Hi:

 

You cannot adjust the memory timings in the BIOS.

 

The gaming memory has faster timing specs than the standard memory and in many cases it won't work--definitely won't if you try to mix it with the stock memory.

 

I suggest you stick with the standard Crucial memory (with the green circuit board), and maximize the chances of it working--especially if you want to add it alongside the existing chip.

 

Crucial 32GB Kit (2 x 16GB) DDR4-3200 SODIMM | CT2K16G4SFRA32A | Crucial.com

 

 

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CrazyM
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I intended to replace the stock memory with two crucial sticks for the pairing benefits some sites outlined. Is there still a very low chance of this working as advertised?

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Paul_Tikkanen
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Feel free to give it a try.

 

Unless someone owns your notebook's model series and sees your post, and can confirm the memory you want to buy is 100% guaranteed to work, it will be somewhat of a gamble.

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