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06-04-2012, 05:03 PM
Hi i see this new MemTweakIt application and when i bought my ROG laptop i also purchased some Corsair Vengeance 1600MHz RAM and i was wondering if there was a way to use this program to get my ram to run at full 1600MHz not just 1333MHz?
06-04-2012, 05:31 PM
There's not sorry. The mobile quad CPUs (which are non-Extreme) are limited to 1333.
06-08-2012, 11:39 AM
i think i should have stayed with my Alienware M17X im finding out asus has limited the g74sx series, atleast my alienware let me run my ram at 1600mhz with a 2670QM processor
06-13-2012, 02:50 AM
How does the Alienware report it? Because the CPU itself is unable to: http://ark.intel.com/products/53469
Honestly it makes zero difference in real world use. In memory specific benchmarks you'll see 1-2% at most.
07-07-2012, 01:55 PM
hmmmm. It's like 20 bucks more to get the Vengance 1600 16GB kit. I think I'm going to go for it, so that when I upgrade my G74SX to whatever top of the line ROG laptop Asus comes out with 2 years from now (I have 2 year accidental drop protection, so I'll keep it until that expires) and transfer my ram and 480GB Corsair Force GT SSD to the new ROG laptop. I'm LOVING this thing, and I use it PURELY for video editing.
07-13-2012, 12:18 AM
Definitely a good idea. For $20, the speed upgrade is worth it. If it were $50 or more, I would be much more hesitant to spend the money. Then again, in 2 years, 16 GB will be the norm, and 1600 MHz is already standard on the G75. That 480 GB SSD (if still running?) will definitely be worth transferring, they cost a pretty penny. Sweet system, though! I own the G53SX, and have 16 GB of 1333 in it, like a number of the forum regulars do. n3tninja has 16 GB in his G53SW.
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