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dospod
02-11-2011, 10:16 PM
Hello all I recently purchased a Asus ROG g51jx-x3 laptop and every review or product page I go to keeps giving me mixed results, same pages say I can upgrade up to 8gb of ram where others say the laptop is maxed out on 4gb of ram. So am I able to upgrade or no??

I have the i5 430m with gts 360m video card version if that helps out...

Brian@ASUS
02-24-2011, 05:30 PM
yes its upgradable to 8GB of ram but you will need 2 4GB modules

zephyr
06-10-2011, 10:01 AM
I have a g51jx-x3 as well, but the i7 720qm. when i opened it up to upgrade the RAM i noticed there were 4 slots, so theoretically you can go to 16gb. i have 8gb (1333 works, too!) in mine and it works great.

manu72
06-10-2011, 11:13 AM
apparently the i5 versions get "truncated"
my i5 g53 has only 2 ram slots... one of which is really well hidden and practically inaccessible for me due to my laziness in tearing it apart to reach it...

zephyr
06-10-2011, 08:11 PM
ah, well maybe lucky you, you will be "forced" to buy a new machine sooner ;P

pbrkyo
11-22-2011, 08:00 AM
Hey guys quick question i also have the i5 model with only 2 slots for upgrade but im not sure which one should i get do you think this one will work fine on this laptop G51JX-X3

Ram:

Kingston HyperX Plug n Play 8 GB Kit (2x4GB Modules) 1600MHz DDR3 SODIMM Notebook/Netbook Memory 8 Dual Channel Kit (PC3 12800) 204-Pin KHX1600C9S3P1K2/8G
$78.86

or

Kingston ValueRAM 8GB 1333MHz DDR3 Non-ECC CL9 SODIMM (Kit of 2) Notebook Memory
$41.73

thanks!

JRd1st
11-22-2011, 01:01 PM
I'd get the 1600's

fostert
11-23-2011, 12:44 AM
I'd get the 1600's

Be very careful with this advice: http://ark.intel.com/products/43537/Intel-Core-i5-430M-Processor-%283M-Cache-2_26-GHz%29
states clearly that the i5 430M only supports DDR3 800MHz/1066MHz. Now it may unofficially run 1333MHz too, but I'd really doubt it will run the PnP stuff at 1600 MHz. I think the PnP stuff is meant exclusively for the 2nd gen Sandy chips, which the i5 430M is not. You'd be far safer getting the 1333 value RAM since its cheaper and is more likely to run at the rated speed, and honestly the difference in performance between 1333 and 1600 is gonna be negligible.

Edit: Unless of course you have a BIOS that actually allows you to set memory clocks and timings, in which case you could manually overclock your memory controller to run at 1600, so long as you can leave the cpu multiplier alone.