IN SUMMARY - DO NOT BUY CRUCIAL RAM FOR YOUR RAZER MACHINE
I swapped their horrible customer service and SO-DIMMS for Kingston HyperX Impact 3200mhz, installed it this morning and IMMEDIATELY the machine is running the chips at 3200mhz, the XMP profile even automatically selected itself in BIOS so I didn't need to change a thing.
IN SUMMARY: HYPERX IMPACT CL20 3200MHZ WORKS PERFECTLY IN THE RAZER 17 PRO 2020 in XMP MODE (default profile)
Just to help others, this is the one that I bought: https://amzn.to/33DI9ag
The machine doesn't hang, boots perfectly and I now have 64Gb in my machine!! Just to add as well, there weren't multiple reboot cycles after installing, it just worked immediately.
There are a number of threads on this forum relating to upgrades and it isn't at all clear which have a successful result, and that's why I have posted this as a new topic, to hopefully help those desperately searching for the right RAM updates for their Razer 17 Pro (2020).
Just to also add, I benchmarked the machine stock (16Gb factory RAM), with the Crucial ram and also with the HyperX, here are the results:
- STOCK 16GB: https://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/33889751
- CRUCIAL 3200MHZ 64GB: https://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/33631968
- HYPERX 3200MHZ 64GB: https://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/33892903
But in summary, this benchmark shows the Crucial ram to be running at far lesser performance than the HyperX.
I'm still running the HyperX 2933 (64Gb) but at the XMP profile for 2666 as it's the only profile which runs with stability and doesn't hang. Running in the default XMP profile 2933 leads to regular crashing while gaming.
So should I get the 2666 then? Or does it not worth upgrading from 16gb 2933 to 32gb 2666?
How can we answer that for you? Do you need more RAM or not?
Mine has been installed for 2 months now without any issues
From the beginning, this forum has been about searching for a compatible / working 64GB RAM upgrade.
32GB capacity has been achieved, but 64GB is a challenge
this is good to know, but I think you can see from some other threads that there are people who have problems with 64GB (2x32) of the same brand/"type" of RAM that other people have no problems at 32GB (2x16) though, i.e. just because 32GB of a particular RAM works doesn't mean that 64 will work, even though officially the razer blade supports up to 64GB
I don't know if it's an issue with the RAM or if it's with Razer blades
Well I'm asking if it'd be worth it,
Thank you! Does 2933mhz work well?
It has been good, never got past 50% utilization even in games (only during stress test)
Got it as it has a faster CL timing (CL 17)
You will need 64 only if you are doing a lot of productivity work...Gaming, 32GB is more than enough.
I'll mainly be doing video editing and graphic stuff also gaming too but 32gb should be enough anyways, thank you so much tho! I literally just ordered mine wanted to figure out the ran situation before hand, I got the 4k 120 version, how are you liking yours?
Got the 1080P 300Hz, 2070 Max-Q... gamingwise very satisfied
Could you link the ram that is working for you? I can only find corsair ram at 2666mhz
CORSAIR Vengeance 64GB (2 x 32GB) 260-Pin DDR4 SO-DIMM DDR4 2933 (PC4 23400) Laptop Memory Model CMSX64GX4M2A2933C19
Got it off Newegg. Zero complaints, STILL. No hangups, crashes, etc. Go for this, but shop a bit because I paid $319 and Newegg now shows it for $389.