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XPS 8700 Memory Upgrade

Hello,

I'm interested in upgrading the memory on my XPS 8700 Special Edition.

Currently it has the stock 24 GB:

Samsung (2 x 4GB) & HYNIX (2 x 8GB)

According to the XPS 8700 specifications document, the memory must be:

DDR3L unbuffered, Non-ECC, quad‑channel DDR3 up to 1600 MHz
(4 GB and 8 GB Capacities; 32 GB Max)



The memory I'm interested in installing is:

Crucial Ballistix Tactical BLT4K8G3D1608ET3LX0
DDR3L 1600 (PC3L 12800)
240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM
Unregistered, Non-ECC, quad‑channel

From what I can tell this memory matches the board requirements and has better CAS Latency.

#1 - Can anyone confirm if this is the proper memory for this board?
#2 - Will this provide much better performance (CAS latency of 8 vs 11)?

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