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05-08-2011, 02:22 PM
I just got my G73 and am confused. I have read the there is an 8gig limit and I have also read there is a 6gig limit. This is the Best Buy Model. Thanks in advance.

05-08-2011, 02:39 PM
If your motherboard has 4 memory slots then you can use 4x4GB sticks for 16GB.

05-08-2011, 02:51 PM
I believe it only has 3 and 2 are occupied:
1 4gig stick
1 2gig stick

Thanks for the fast reply!

05-08-2011, 03:55 PM
It has 4 slots if you can see 3 in the access panel. The 4th slot is on the other side of the motherboard. If you have 6GB then you have 3 2GB sticks.

05-08-2011, 07:13 PM
Ok I forgot about the other side. Would it Hirt anything if I bought a 4gig card and placed in 1 slot or is it best just to buy 2gig cards and fill up all bays?
Thanks again

05-08-2011, 07:21 PM
This is what I found online:

Memory Speed
DDR3 1066
Memory Type
204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM
Max Memory Supported

It say Max is 8gig. If I put 16gig in my laptop will it work better or is it overkill?

05-08-2011, 08:29 PM
I personally would just get matching memory and fill it up to 8GB. No games I know need or benefit from more than that. I use mine as a desktop for development so I have database and other server processes running all the time while using multiple instances of Visual Studio and assorted emulators and I still never touch 8GB. You may have uses for more.

Details on memory compatibility for these machines are non-existent, but for 2-channel memory I prefer to work in pairs, so no I wouldn't throw in just one 4GB stick....I'd do a pair of 2s or a pair of 4s.

That's just my opinions.

05-08-2011, 10:08 PM
Thank you so much for the info. All I do is play games and surf the web. I was just wondering about the new DirectX11 games that will be out soon. I will just get another 2gig stick for the time being I can always change later.
Thanks again for all the info!

05-09-2011, 03:20 PM
if your system has an i5, then it's limited to 8GB. i7 systems can do 16GB.

05-10-2011, 11:52 AM
Awesome! Thank you. I have the i7 so I guess I will be buying 4 sticks of 4gig DDR3. Thank you

03-15-2014, 05:53 PM
I have heard that if I go with the (2x2) + (2x4) that I need to alternate them (ie 2-4-2-4). Is this correct, or can I just stack them? (ie 2-2-4-4) Thanks!!

EDIT: I intend to leave the original 2gb in its place, so as not to deal with the hassle of removing the keyboard and damaging the device. Please advise accordingly, TYVM.

07-11-2014, 04:12 PM
if your system has an i5, then it's limited to 8GB. i7 systems can do 16GB.

Simple and fast response. Thanks for the accurate response. I will be getting my Lap soon and i want to upgrade those 8gbs that the i7 have.:cool::cool:

04-02-2015, 12:22 AM
Okay So I have the G73JH with four ram slots (three on bottom and one under the mother board), I have the i5 and I have 7 Home Prem. Can I put 8 gigs of ram in mine or am I stuck at only using 4 Gigs

04-02-2015, 03:00 AM
In JH for true u can use 16 GB of ram max. ASUS side it's say max is 8GB but it's real 16GB max memory :)
U can use mix 2/4/6/8gb chips, but remember it should be same ram cards (brand, timings, models)
U can use 8 GB in one port if you have 8 GB RAM chip card :)