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NUC8i3BEH RAM compatibility 2666Mhz

APand3
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Hi,

Currently I am using 2400Mhz RAM and now its unavailable. Can anyone confirm if Kingston 2666Mhz 4GB Laptop RAM is compatible with NUC8i3BEH? Some say yes, some say no. I am getting confused, hence wanted to know from the community before spending for one.

 

Thanks in Advance.

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LeonWaksman
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Hi @APand3 ,

This question was discussed and answered in this thread. However not only frequency matters if you want check  if your memory is  compatible.  You need to know the SDRAM density. NUC8i3BEH, supports 4Gb and 8Gb memory technology (i.e 4GB module should have 8 SDRAM chips for DS module or, 4 SDRAM chips for SS module).  Saying all that, I encourage buying memory listed on Intel Compatibility List, checked and verified by Intel for your NUC. 

Leon

 

AlHill
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Well, I can no, and I can say yes.  Yes, 2666 MHz memory should work on your system.

No, because of the tendency of users to try and use something like XMP on 2666 MHZ memory to get more performance, which has been known to cause problems.

So, Kingston 2666MHz should work.  I question your choice of Kingston, however.<G>

Officially validated memory:

https://compatibleproducts.intel.com/ProductDetails?EPMID=126150

 

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APand3
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Kingston because it is supposed to be one of the best locally available here and also fits within budget.. Others that are available are Adata, EVM and some other private brands.

I wasn't looking at 2666Mhz for more performance but because I couldn't find 2400Mhz in a good brand. Currently, 2400Mhz is avilable in second hand market only. All are saying its out of stock and 2666Mhz is only available. 

LeonWaksman
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