“Memory you can rely on.” That pretty much sums it up, in my opinion. Corsair makes some of the fastest and most reliable memory for laptops, netbooks and desktop systems. The 8GB dual channel kit is one of the few PC3-10600 (1333MHz) rated kits you can get for your laptop and is my choice for laptop memory upgrades.
- Rock solid stability
- Great performance
- Lifetime warranty
- Great customer service
- Difficult to remove from packaging
When deciding which laptop memory to buy, it really boils down to reliability and price. The price for the Corsair kit is aggressive and you can often find good deals after rebates. As far as reliability goes, Corsair is one of the best, if not the best, in memory reliability.
INSTALLATION & TESTING
After struggling a little bit to get the memory out of the packaging, I installed and tested two separate kits inside both a Lenovo ThinkPad T420 and T520. Both ThinkPads immediately identified the new Corsair memory. So far, so good.
I then re-ran the Windows Experience Index and got an improved score–going from 5.9 to 7.5 (upgraded from 4GB to 8GB).
The Lenovo ThinkPads I used for testing included some very comprehensive hardware tests, including those for memory. I decided to use them to test the Corsair memory kit. The first test included several kinds of memory tests and the Corsair memory passed them all without any problems.
The second test was a memory stress test and again, the Corsair memory passed the test without any problems.
As a final and conclusive test, I ran Memtest86+ on the kits for about 2 hours each and they again, passed without a problem.
||8GB (2x4GB SODIMM)
Other than some slight issues with the packaging, the 8GB (2X4GB) DDR3 SODIMM Memory from Corsair is the perfect memory upgrade for your laptop. It performs well, is very reliable–passing every memory test I threw at it–and is inexpensive. If you own a laptop, don’t even think about buying memory upgrades from the laptop manufacturer; get a Corsair kit instead. You won’t be disappointed.
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