If you are building an Intel NUC or Gigabyte BRIX PC powered by an Intel Haswell processor you might have noticed that 1.35V Low Voltage DDR3 SO-DIMM memory is needed for your system build. It`s not every day that you build a desktop PC that uses notebook memory, but many of these new Small Form Factor (SFF) systems use notebook memory as Intel 3rd and 4th Generation Core processors support it and who doesn`t want to use a memory kit that uses less power and generates less heat? There are nearly 90 DDR3 memory kits that operate at 1.35V listed on Newegg, but most are just the standard 1333Mhz or 1600MHz fare. It came as a shock to find that just six of those kits are clocked above 1600MHz in the 1866-2133MHz speed range. Overclockers, enthusiasts and power users that want something a bit faster have rather limited options for DDR3L memory kits, but luckily companies like Corsair, G.SKILL and Crucial have high-end memory on the market for notebooks and desktops. The lowest cost 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3L memory option on the market right now is the G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB 1866MHZ CL11 memory kit and that is what we will be reviewing today!"
Any major computer upgrade generally requires a full software reinstall too. No so if you heed the advice in the guide to Upgrading a Motherboard without Reinstalling. PCSTATS Tips