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Possibly the best RAM for the g814jz and other 2023 strix g series variants with a 13980hx cpu.

DontTaseMeBro
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Writing this as a PSA for people new to RAM upgrades wanting to upgrade this variant, since I'm seeing everyone buy crucial 5600 CL46. Stop it, stop it right now!

I've never had RAM actually improve performance very much in a laptop. It's usually only upgraded simply to have more of it, but I was pleasantly surprised to get a nice performance boost from the G.Skill SODIMM DDR5 4800 CL34-34-34-76 1.10v.

For whatever reason people seemed to go for the highest clocks and buy the fastest clock speed the mobo will handle, but that's not how you should buy ram. The mobo in this machine is capable of 5600 speeds, and you'd think you should just buy that, but you're wrong.

Here's why: you can't know the true speed of RAM without taking into account CAS latency(CL) as well as clocks, this is why 4800MHz CL34 is actually faster than 5600MHz CL46. If you want to see actual comparative speeds, look up a RAM speed calculator and type in the clock speed and CL(CAS Latency).

What I'm using: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 32GB 2 x 16GB DDR5-4800 PC5-38400 CL34 SO-DIMM Memory Kit F5-4800S3434A16GX2-...

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