I want to preface that this is my first post and am sorry if this is the wrong area.
I just recently bought the Dell Inspiron 7577 8gb DDR4 GTX 1060 128gb SSD/1tb HDD. I want to upgrade the RAM but am unsure of the specs because I haven't received the laptop yet. I want to upgrade the RAM on arrival of the laptop. I plan to do heavy gaming and required more RAM but didn't want the versions that included both better RAM and storage. I spoke with the chat support and they couldn't provide me with answers either so I am wondering if someone else who already has the laptop can answer some questions about the RAM.
The main questions are in regards to the CAS latency of the RAM, the voltage of the RAM, and the rank of the RAM. If anyone could please provide this information I would really appreciate it. Thanks in advance!
It supports DDR4 SODIMMs up to 2400Mhz, though some have said they were able to use 2666Mhz memory at full speeds.
The RAM in your laptop is CL17 though you can use lower or higher ones, the laptop will default to the higher CAS latency of the two modules if mismatched.
The one in your laptop is probably this:
1.2V, CL-17. Can be single or dual-rank.
That said, this is NOT the system for "heavy" gaming. Light to moderate - fine. If you want to do "heavy" gaming, you need an Alienware 15.
That was partly my point - no GTX1060 is going to be doing heavy duty gaming. Even the 1070 is upper-entry level these days for anything serious.
The 1060 is mid-level gaming at best -- more entry level now.
I changed the installed Kingston **bleep** RAM for 2x 16GB HyperX Impact 2400 (board limit is 32GB). RAM rating for 7577 systems increased from 40 to 79 points at userbenchmark. Working without any problems. The slow Toshiba XG5 was also changed for a 1TB Samsung Pro 960. UBench increased from 170 points to 284.
That would be a question for Kingston - the other question can be answered -- will you see any increase in performance from "HyperX" RAM -- to that, the answer is, no.