RAM can make a huge difference in the performance of your PC or laptop, irrespective of whether you are a content developer, coder, gamer, or just another office employee. The more RAM your system has, the less likely you would be pulling your hair off in despair.
Kingston Technology is known for quality memory products around the world including memory cards, SSDs, USB drives, and lots more. The company also offers an affordable lineup of RAM products under its ValueRAM series. And today, we are putting the KVR26S19S6/8 DDR4 2666Mhz SODIMM to test!
The ValueRAM KVR26S19S6/8 is a DDR4 SO-DIMM memory module for laptops and the package comes with one 8GB module inside it. For this review, we received two separate packs – meaning two 8GB modules. These modules offer memory speeds of up to 2666MHz.
Each of the memory modules weighs around 9-gms and requires around 1.2V of power supply to function. Installing them into laptops is a walk in the park. On a laptop, you would usually need to remove the screws around the edges and remove the bottom cover of the laptop.
Next, disconnect the power cable from the laptop’s battery to avoid any instances of a short circuit. You will see a dedicated area just above the motherboard to insert the RAM sticks. These will have a sort of a spring mechanism to remove the RAM sticks and replace them with the new RAM modules.
Once you have removed and replaced them with the new Kingston ValueRAM KVR26S19S6/8, you will be good to go. After installing the memory modules, our test laptop (ASUS ROG Strix Scar II) booted in at 2666MHz without any intervention at all on our part. However, if you would like to change any settings of the memory modules such as the timing, you can use tools such as Memory Tweaker to do it.
We used the MemTweakIt tool for ASUS laptops to change the settings between 2133 MHz, 2400 MHz, and 2666 MHz. We also used AIDA64 for benchmarking the memory modules. The results we achieved were very good for a RAM module that comes in at a pocket-friendly price:
For a price of AED 119 for one memory module of 8GB, the Kingston ValueRAM KVR26S19S6/8 DDR4 2666MHz SODIMM does come across as an affordable option if you are on the market looking for a dependable memory module to upgrade the performance of an aging laptop.
Price: AED 119 (8GB Module)
Kingston ValueRAM KVR26S19S6/8 DDR4 2666MHz SODIMM (8GB) AED 119
We used the MemTweakIt tool for ASUS laptops to change the settings between 2133 MHz, 2400 MHz, and 2666 MHz. We also used AIDA64 for benchmarking the memory modules. The results we achieved were very good for a RAM module that comes in at a pocket-friendly price.