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03-24-2012, 05:05 PM
I have a g73jh -1a best buy machine
everywhere claims 12 gb is the most utube shows 4th slot on the underside of the motherboard, getting ready to pull the trigger on purchase of ram 12 or 16gb max memory speed? , also replacing thermal grease on cpu&gpu at same time... any other advise?

03-24-2012, 09:26 PM
Hi there

I don't know exactly how much RAM your Intel Core i7 720QM processor can handle, but on ark.intel.com (http://ark.intel.com/products/43122/Intel-Core-i7-720QM-Processor-(6M-Cache-1_60-GHz)) it says the processor can handle up to 8GB RAM with DDR3 1333MHz.

This info can be wrong.... so in this other forum (http://forum.notebookreview.com/asus-gaming-notebook-forum/586515-g73jh-max-ram-2.html) post #18, the user says he is running fine with 16GB RAM 1600MHz..... but due to the MB, BIOS will downclock the RAM to 1333MHz.

Since you're going to repaste the GPU and CPU you should clean the fans to :) hehe

03-24-2012, 10:32 PM

yes , I'm planning on cleaning out the system... and 1333 ram is what I'm planning ... and a 256 ssd ... one more year for new laptop... :(

03-24-2012, 10:42 PM
Four DIMM slots model
DIMM slot 2 is located at the back of the motherboard and will be populated by memory at the factory if the Notebook PC comes with four DIMM slots. We recommend you visit an authorized service center or retailer if you would like to upgrade or change the memory installed on DIMM slot 2.

ROG site is filling all my needs nicely... thanks

03-24-2012, 11:47 PM
I'm not sure what you mean with RTFM'd :p

Yes, you got 4 RAM slots so I thought you maybe want this GUIDE (http://forum.notebookreview.com/asus-gaming-notebook-forum/475907-asus-g73-series-disassembly-guide.html) that shows how to disassemble your notebook :)

As far as I know, you have 2 RAM slots available when you open up the bottom case, and 2 on the other side of the motherboard (if I'm not wrong).

EDIT: So you're planning on buying a new laptop next year? Which SSD have you been looking at ? :)

03-24-2012, 11:55 PM
I want first and foremost a stable system as I use it mostly for strategy games not flight sims ... I chose strictly on intel rep for reliability. intel 520... probably

03-25-2012, 12:05 AM
Hehe, not a bad choice :)

I hope you get satisfied with your upgraded and repasted notebook when you're finished with it :)

03-25-2012, 12:28 AM

I'm an old linux nut... RTFM is a term used to replace READ THE F****** MANUAL in other words don't be so lazy, we are giving free support ... so at least read the manual....before yoou ask