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Difference between RAM types: NB3 vs PC3

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#1 apastrak


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Posted 30 July 2013 - 12:25 AM

I'm wondering what the difference is between:


Vision Tek Label 8GB (2x4GB) NB3-12800 CL9 1600 204-Pin DDR3 SODIMM Notebook Memory

  • Memory type: NB3-12800 SODIMM
  • Data Rate: 1600 CL9
  • Density Per Module 4 GB
  • 1600MHz, 8-8-8-24, 1.65V, with Intel and AMD support
  • Ultra-high performance for Intel and AMD platforms
  • 2X4GB Dual Channel kit for use in high performance Intel and AMD systems.
  • Lifetime warranty: This DDR3 memory kit is built to last under the most demanding, processor intensive environments, and is backed by a limited Lifetime warranty



Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800) Laptop Memory

  • 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 SODIMM kit for 2nd Generation Intel Core i5 and i7 notebooks
  • Speed: 1600MHz
  • Timing: 9-9-9-24
  • Pin Out: 204 Pin
  • Voltage: 1.5V

The voltage and timing is different.... but would the Vision Tek not also work just as fine in an i5 laptop?




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#2 Moamen


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Posted 30 July 2013 - 03:10 PM



Those ram types you are referring to are in fact RAM Specifications. Manufacturers use these to make components that are compatible with certain chipsets. It should irrelevent in regards to peformance decisions as both pc3 and nb3 refer to ddr3.


The specification of the ram module itself are what is of importance. These are Speed and Time. So once you have made sure that the ram you are considering are all compatible for your chipset you may proceed to pick the best performing based on firstly speed in Mhz and then Timing.


Hope the explanation came across lol.

#3 apastrak

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 03:11 PM

Hey, thanks! The explanation was perfect.

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