A few weeks ago I purchased 4GB (2GB x2) of Corsair DDR2 PC2-6400 @800MHz “Gaming Notebook Memory” as it states on the package for my HP Pavilion DV9260 Notebook PC. I ran it through my usual daily grind of CD and DVD encoding and HD video watching (I’m not a big gamer so I can’t report on that). After about three weeks of use I think it’s safe to say that this memory is just sweet. Everything runs smoother and faster than before. My laptop now has room to breath and lower latencies than the previously installed 2GB of RAM it came with.
The Corsair memory module #CGM2X2GS800 G is backwards compatible with PC2-5300 @667MHz and PC2-4200 @533MHz, has a latency of 5-5-5-18 and is also available for the desktop. This makes it an excellent upgrade for most any laptop or desktop PC. If you have a new or upgraded PC running Windows Vista (especially the 64-bit version) I recommend this as an upgrade. You won’t regret it. The current price tag is $199.99 (not cheap) and currently only available in 2GB modules sold separately (no 4GB kits to cut the cost) which may be the only hurdle some will face. I know there is cheaper memory out there but this one is definately worth getting.
Updated 07/10/08: Link Corsair Gaming Memory Sorry I didn’t put this in originally but the information was not on their site when I was first looking for it and only after many days of searching did it finally show. Since installing the the extra RAM I haven’t experienced any unusual behavior from my laptop. As a matter of fact it remains quite stable if not more so than before. But I am keeping an eye on it.