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biRdyxLoCo
10-12-2012, 05:01 AM
Hello I'm new to these forums so sorry if there is already a thread on this. I have a G75VW-BBK5 (bought from Bestbuy) It currently has 8 gigs of RAM and I am planning on adding more to get 16 gigs of RAM, I Don't know too much about the speeds and brands of RAM and was wondering what would you recommend me buying, sorry if this question sounds dumb but I just don't know much on what exactly I'm supposed to be looking for. Thanks in advance.

rewben
10-12-2012, 06:21 AM
hi biRdyxLoCo,

if you are planning to buy new ram:

1. please run hwinfo64 (http://www.hwinfo.com/download64.html) to get the specs of your stock ram. here is a simple guide (http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?23661-RAM-for-Best-Buy-G75&p=165776&viewfull=1#post165776) for your reference.

http://rog.asus.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=12233

2. look for the matching ram. here is the list of possible compatible ram (http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?23775-Can-SOMEONE-Make-a-COHERENT-Guide-to-adding-RAM-to-the-G75-Current-threads-suck...&p=167086&viewfull=1#post167086) for most of us (but please compare with yours first). if possible, bring along your machine to the shop and ask them to test out your new ram. use hwinfo64 to determine if all ram runs at 800MHz or close to it (i.e. dual channel)
3. here is a youtube video (http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?23847-Properly-Seating-RAM!-HELP!&p=167789&viewfull=1#post167789) on how you install the ram properly.

basically for most of us our stock ram is with the timings 11-11-11-28 (DDR3 PC3-12800 SODIMM 1600mhz CL11 1.5V RAM).

Stock RAM
1. Hynix 4GB PC3-12800 DDR3 1600MHz non-ECC Unbuffered HMT351S6CFR8C-PB
16491

Manufacturer: Hynix
Manufacturer Part number: HMT351S6CFR8C-PB
Memory Type: SODIMM
Capacity: 4GB
Pins: 204 Pin
Bus Type: PC-12800
Cycle Time: 1.5ns
Cas: CL11
Data Transfer Rate: 1600Mhz
Memory Clock: 200Mhz
Voltage: 1.5V

Complete Swap of RAM (upgrading to 32gb of RAM; caution: warranty void)

1. compatible RAM for full swap:
a) 11-11-11-28, 1.35v, Mushkin part #997038 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226323) (source (http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?25311-Upgrading-G75-DS73-to-32GB-only-boots-with-24GB&p=185518&viewfull=1#post185518); related thread (http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?25311-Upgrading-G75-DS73-to-32GB-only-boots-with-24GB))
b) 10-10-10-28, 1.5v G.Skill (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231582) (source (http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?25485-32gb-RAM-working-anyone&p=186740&viewfull=1#post186740); related thread (http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?25485-32gb-RAM-working-anyone))

notes:
- corsair vengeance (10-10-10-27) (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233265) might not work.

videos:
- G55 full swap (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZrEyxjHw4wA) (in french) - 4x4gb corsair vengeance

biRdyxLoCo
10-12-2012, 02:35 PM
Thanks Rewben, your post was very helpful just ordered some new RAM using the guide and can't wait for it to get here!

rewben
10-12-2012, 03:26 PM
you're welcome :)

Xenos
10-15-2012, 05:04 AM
Hello,

I'm about to buy the ds-71 version (which has 12 gb ram).
Please clarify me of the ram configuration. Is it 3 x 4gb?
If so, where is the fourth available slot for upgrade? Is it in the 'easily' accessible area?
Do I need to disassemble the entire laptop to add that single ram?
(I've seen some disassembly guide, but I'm not sure if all the ram slots are on one side)

Thanks.

rewben
10-15-2012, 05:40 AM
hi Xenos,

someone else has asked the same question (http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?18400-G75VW-DS71-Ram-Upgrade-From-12GB-to-16GB).

Xenos
10-15-2012, 06:03 AM
hi Xenos,

someone else has asked the same question (http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?18400-G75VW-DS71-Ram-Upgrade-From-12GB-to-16GB).

oh, sorry.
The 4th ram is right at the 'easily' accessible area (just need to open the back cover), and I need 1600Mhz for ds-71.
Thanks for redirecting!

rewben
10-15-2012, 10:42 AM
no problem :)

rewben
11-29-2012, 05:35 AM
edit: moved and merged to post #2 (http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?23929-Adding-RAM-to-G75&p=168646&viewfull=1#post168646).

Zygomorphic
11-29-2012, 11:15 AM
@Xenos, the answer is yes. I believe they leave one of the easily accessible areas open.

Tsuki
12-04-2012, 05:12 PM
hello~ I have ds72 @16gb stock, is there an empty ram bay available in this?

rewben
12-04-2012, 05:25 PM
for your model (that comes with 16gb stock RAM), it should be 4x4gb (full).

you can just run hwinfo64 (http://www.hwinfo.com/) to find out. click on the "Memory" to see how many rows of RAM you have.

Tsuki
12-04-2012, 05:49 PM
ahhh yes, thank you. this is a 4x4 configuration as you suspected. I guess to add some more I can go with a single stick of 8gb or something and remove one... perhaps a waste of money though.

rewben
12-04-2012, 11:45 PM
ahhh yes, thank you. this is a 4x4 configuration as you suspected. I guess to add some more I can go with a single stick of 8gb or something and remove one... perhaps a waste of money though.

i think it's better for you to get 2 sticks (2x8gb) and swap with those in the user serviceable area. that way you can maintain dual channel (all RAM's run at 1600Mhz). just make sure they are of the same timings as your stock RAM (again, you can check out the stock timings via hwinfo64).

Zygomorphic
12-05-2012, 02:04 AM
i think it's better for you to get 2 sticks (2x8gb) and swap with those in the user serviceable area. that way you can maintain dual channel (all RAM's run at 1600Mhz). just make sure they are of the same timings as your stock RAM (again, you can check out the stock timings via hwinfo64).
+rep! This is excellent advice.

However, might I add that you should consider getting an SSD instead? It will make more performance difference unless you are rendering movies.

rewben
12-05-2012, 04:29 AM
thanks, @Zygomorphic!

yes, a decent SSD is the actual performance booster to a G-Series.

on a side note: i did a UEFI install of w8 on my spare SSD; and finally i understood why our friends in the forum were complaining about failing to access the bios. it literally booted so fast that i eventually had no choice but to use the restart method to get into bios. a mere hammering of f2 or esc keys upon boot literally did nothing.

Zygomorphic
12-05-2012, 11:26 AM
thanks, @Zygomorphic!

yes, a decent SSD is the actual performance booster to a G-Series.

on a side note: i did a UEFI install of w8 on my spare SSD; and finally i understood why our friends in the forum were complaining about failing to access the bios. it literally booted so fast that i eventually had no choice but to use the restart method to get into bios. a mere hammering of f2 or esc keys upon boot literally did nothing.

One thing MS did right with Win 8, they have been on an optimizing streak, and that is good. :)

Tsuki
12-05-2012, 03:38 PM
Thank you sir for your contributions, ~ds72 comes with ssd already though, so I was considering to add more memory. Not impressed the access panel is full already though, but I will just put the 2x8gb ram on my wishlist for Christmas. :)

Thank you for the 1600mhz configuration info Rewben!

rewben
12-05-2012, 03:49 PM
@Tsuki, no problem, and have fun :)

Tsuki
12-05-2012, 06:22 PM
I put a wishlist for http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231580 in my family's gift exchange. I understand that there were some concerns raised about g.skill products but I feel that since this also matches the voltages of stock vs munchkin so I would prefer g.skill... I also feel that perhaps the problem was more to do with improper installation.

rewben
12-06-2012, 01:47 AM
I put a wishlist for http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231580 in my family's gift exchange. I understand that there were some concerns raised about g.skill products but I feel that since this also matches the voltages of stock vs munchkin so I would prefer g.skill... I also feel that perhaps the problem was more to do with improper installation.

yeah about those 'issues'.. i think it's due to improper installation. many are using g.skill RAM. they should work fine; just make sure you seat them properly :)

widj
12-11-2012, 10:48 PM
can you guys explain me why anybody should have more than 4GB of RAM?

I mean these laptops come with already at least 8GB, why more? there is no way windows and games can go over 4GB no?

rewben
12-12-2012, 02:12 AM
it's because some of us use stuff other than windows and games, such as ram disk, parallel virtualization, video editing, etc., that demand more RAM.

if you think you have had enough RAM to cater your needs, don't waste your money. we think otherwise :)

widj
12-12-2012, 07:04 PM
I was thinking about that, but still that's a huge amount of RAM for just video editing

what is ram disk? is it something I could use? and yes I just do browsing and games, nothing else special, I have that G75VW with 12GB of RAM

rewben
12-13-2012, 02:27 AM
I was thinking about that, but still that's a huge amount of RAM for just video editing

what is ram disk? is it something I could use? and yes I just do browsing and games, nothing else special, I have that G75VW with 12GB of RAM

really? to us it's not that 'huge' i must say.

in short a ram disk is a hard drive based on ram. it has a number of obvious advantages: speed, speed, speed. normally i use it for working directory, web browser caching and download placeholders, and to house my temporary directories; it can be saved before shutdown, so that you can load them up on the next boot.

below is a comparison of a normal hdd (7200rpm) and my ramdisk:

1) 500gb 7200rpm hdd
14887

2. ramdisk
14888

Paulovrv
12-28-2012, 03:24 AM
notes:
- corsair vengeance (10-10-10-27) (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233265) might not work.[/QUOTE]



Really?? I have just put the corsair vengeance to get the 32Gb ram. If the bios recognize it, does it means it works?
Won't sleep...

rewben
12-28-2012, 04:08 AM
Paulovrv, it might work, or not. we have friends reported that there were issues when they used corsair vengeance (4x8gb); however, some did report success. the reasons of inconsistency are unknown.

ashue
01-03-2013, 12:30 PM
Hi rewben,

I am planning to upgrade my ram and i saw on the hwinfo64 that i am currently using a hynix memory.
I checked and called some of the sellers here in my country and the known ram is only kingston. Will it still be compatible?
One more thing, since i can only see this one kingston pc3-1600 ddr3, does thing mean that this is already a dual channel?
By the way, i also checked something on the website of kingston and it looks like they have the same suggestion and below is the link.
Appreciate your input on this one.
TDHank

http://www.kingston.com/us/memory/search?DeviceType=3&Mfr=ASU&Line=G75%20Notebook&Model=81160

rewben
01-03-2013, 01:37 PM
hi ashue, if the shop is within your reach, i would like to suggest that you bring your laptop there, and ask the sales person to put in a pair of kingston ram (Part Number: KVR16S11/4 is 4gb stick; Part Number: KVR16S11/8 is 8gb stick). you can run hwinfo64 to verify if the ram actually work for you:

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although i know some of my friends have upgraded their machines with these RAMs (personally i ran 2x8gb, KVR16S11/8 to get 24gb ram before, and they're running fine). however, some of our friends here reported that they did not work for them (which i suspected there were some other reasons behind). so, to be safe, please verify that before purchase.

Zygomorphic
01-04-2013, 02:29 AM
I use a mixture of Hynix and SpecTek at 9-9-9-24 1333 MHz and they work fine in dual-channel mode, but my system is only running 16 rather than 32 GB of RAM. As long as the specs are matched, you should be OK, like @rewben says, have them verify that the RAM works and you should be fine. I've heard nice things about Kingston's return policies, so you should be OK if the RAM doesn't work out.

ashue
01-05-2013, 10:01 AM
Hi rewben and Zygomorphic,

I am stuck with this thing again as I am thinking if I will be doing an upgrade or not.
I checked with most of the stores here and they are hesitant to try the ram at their store and told me to try it out myself first and they are stating other reasons or whatsoever. Even some of the sales person looks like they only know the mhz thing but the other things like cas latency or the timing they don't know that is why I am thinking of this one again but I really do want to upgrade my ram to at least 16gb. I came across this site while browsing some things and I am not sure if this is the correct one. Below is the link guys, please have a look and give me one last advice before I try this out as I do not want to spend money without knowing if it will work or not. Haha. Since I also don't know a seller outside of the country that I live in that ships pc parts.

http://www.videopro.com.sg/products/product_info.php?cPath=44_289&products_id=11962
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rewben
01-05-2013, 10:15 AM
yes, it should work.

why didn't you just get a pair of ram and tested at the shop before purchase? just make sure it's properly seated/placed in the ram slot. here's the video (http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?23847-Properly-Seating-RAM!-HELP!&p=167789&viewfull=1#post167789) on how you install the ram, if you're not sure how.

ashue
01-05-2013, 10:34 AM
Hi rewben,

Thanks for the reply. I will definitely give this a try now maybe this coming week. Really wanted some advice first before going on with this one.
With regards to testing at the shop, like I mentioned that they do not want it as they said that I never bought my notebook from their store so I should test it myself. I don't know if it is a valid reason or not. haha.
I already saw the video on how to put the ram, I think it should be an easy one.
Last but not the least, there should be no issues on the combination of hynix and kingston right?
Well, I am excited to have additional ram and next project will be adding an hdd.
Oh by the way, you saw the pic about my hwinfo right? Is the core of cpu behaving normal?
Just doing a segway thing as I am seeing it sometimes as all green and sometimes mix like in the pic above.
Thanks.

rewben
01-05-2013, 02:11 PM
oh.. they told you that? that's a bad reason :/

yes, there should be no problem with the mixed ram. i previously ran 2x4gb stock hynix + 2x8gb kingston; no issue.

as for the cpu, it's normal (it's the power saving feature).

Paulovrv
01-06-2013, 01:26 AM
Paulovrv, it might work, or not. we have friends reported that there were issues when they used corsair vengeance (4x8gb); however, some did report success. the reasons of inconsistency are unknown.

Hi! Worked... I guess.
In BIOS, the 32Gb appears. In system properties, too.
I just don't know if it means that the 32Gb full works.
But for multitask, for example, it seems to be fine. Immer schnell!

Tks!

Zygomorphic
01-06-2013, 02:14 AM
Hi! Worked... I guess.
In BIOS, the 32Gb appears. In system properties, too.
I just don't know if it means that the 32Gb full works.
But for multitask, for example, it seems to be fine. Immer schnell!

Tks!

Awesome! As long as you don't have Win 7 Home Premium you should be fine. LINUX will address all 32 GB, as will Win 8 and Win 7 Pro or Ultimate.

Paulovrv
01-06-2013, 02:49 AM
Awesome! As long as you don't have Win 7 Home Premium you should be fine. LINUX will address all 32 GB, as will Win 8 and Win 7 Pro or Ultimate.

I have windows 8, but not ultimate or pro.

rewben
01-06-2013, 03:03 AM
@Paulovrv, congratulations :) you're one of the lucky ones.

w8 supports up to 128gb of RAM (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa366778%28VS.85%29.aspx).

Paulovrv
01-06-2013, 03:08 AM
Wow! 128!

Rewben, I am so happy. I will reply at the write place, but cloned w8 at ssd is working, as I wanted. Tks!!:D

rewben
01-06-2013, 03:37 AM
haha don't mention it; glad to help :)

Zygomorphic
01-06-2013, 11:13 AM
Wow! 128!

Rewben, I am so happy. I will reply at the write place, but cloned w8 at ssd is working, as I wanted. Tks!!:D

I waiting for a laptop with that much, lol. :p

Paulovrv
01-06-2013, 07:26 PM
I bet. 2 years from now.;)

Zygomorphic
01-06-2013, 08:24 PM
I bet. 2 years from now.;)
Probably...Remember when 1 GB was awesome? Right around the time Vista came out? Now we have 16+ times as much, and still we aren't satisfied...

ashue
01-07-2013, 03:09 PM
Hi Zygomorphic,

I think you should give rewben at + on his rep as he was able to help me out on my ram upgrade and adding an hdd as well.
By following the advice I was able to sort it out.

15660

rewben
01-07-2013, 03:16 PM
Probably...Remember when 1 GB was awesome? Right around the time Vista came out? Now we have 16+ times as much, and still we aren't satisfied...

we will not be satisfied hahaha!

@ashue, please don't mention it. like others, i just try my best to help; that's all.

Zygomorphic
01-15-2013, 02:10 AM
we will not be satisfied hahaha!

@ashue, please don't mention it. like others, i just try my best to help; that's all.

Still worth it to do...shows that you are appreciated and knowledgeable...though we all knew that already. Count it as a thank you button if you will. We all do our parts. You solve notebook problems...I clean up spam. :D

rewben
01-15-2013, 05:57 AM
Still worth it to do...shows that you are appreciated and knowledgeable...though we all knew that already. Count it as a thank you button if you will. We all do our parts. You solve notebook problems...I clean up spam. :D

wo thanks a lot..

yeah; hopefully all of us can help tackle the 'mysteries' together :D

ssba2k1
01-18-2013, 12:18 AM
I have gone through I think about 20-25 pages of threads, so sorry to be a pain - can someone guide me to a thread with a guide on how to access the non-user replaceable RAM, if one exists?

I have bought a G75VX with just 8 GB RAM, and these are installed on the back side, under the keyboard. The same day I ordered the laptop, I also ordered 4 Corsair Vengeance 8 GB modules, to bring it to 32, but until I got the laptop, I didn't realize that just two of the slots are user-reachable :|

It seemed a pity at that time to order the 32 GB version, as it was close to 30% more, while the RAM itself didn't cost too much to upgrade myself.

rewben
01-18-2013, 11:11 AM
@ssba2k1, here (http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?14583-Upgrading-the-G75VW&p=194578&viewfull=1#post194578) are some tear-down guides.

ssba2k1
01-18-2013, 11:44 AM
Thanks rewben, very helpful, hence also a+1 rep :D

rewben
01-18-2013, 06:16 PM
@ssba2k1, don't mention it :)

Daffydavid
01-26-2013, 08:21 PM
I'm stuck. My G75VW-SS71-CBIL will not recognize added memory. If I put it in the slot closest to cover it does know it's there, if I put a stick in slot furthest from cover my computer won't start. Evrything is stock on this computer except for the attempted memory upgrade. I have ran that HW program and it looks identical to a lot of the screen shots put up for slots 1 and 3 but it doesn't see anything in 2 or 4. Timing is 11-11-11-28 new memory is crucial 4bg DDR3L-1600 SODIMM. I have also watched the youtube video about memory installation in case I was doing something really stupid. Windows 7 Home Professional. Please help.

rewben
01-27-2013, 03:12 AM
hi @Daffydavid, the ram upgrade is a pretty straight forward process. if you followed the steps in the video and still could not make it to work, my guess is that there is something wrong in the new ram. ddr3l might be the problem, because you're mixing 1.5v and 1.35v. this is just my guess.

Zygomorphic
01-27-2013, 11:21 AM
DDR3L is low-power memory, not the right type for the G75VW. You need regular DDR3-1600.

iceballfunela
01-27-2013, 01:29 PM
rewben, i see that you have the windows 8 version of the g55. i am getting the g75 soon and i want to ask if the g55 came with the backpack and mouse as i watched a video on Youtube saying that the windows 8 SKU does not come with the backpack and mouse. TIA!

rewben
01-27-2013, 02:54 PM
@iceballfunela, sorry for the misleading signature; my g55 came preloaded with w7 home premium initially. i have upgraded it to w8 pro.

in terms of the goodies that come with the laptop, that depends on which factory packages that the retailer decides to get from ASUS. the best way to know more is to ask the retailer directly.

Zygomorphic
01-27-2013, 07:32 PM
rewben, i see that you have the windows 8 version of the g55. i am getting the g75 soon and i want to ask if the g55 came with the backpack and mouse as i watched a video on Youtube saying that the windows 8 SKU does not come with the backpack and mouse. TIA!

Depends on the particular model. The ~$2000 variants usually do, the ~$1300 variants don't. At least, that's the way it was when I bought my G53SX a little over a year ago.

iamthehitch
01-28-2013, 07:27 AM
Id be very surprised if the laptop didnt accept your new RAM (if you dont specifically match it.) I used basic DDR 2x 4 GB sticks which were completely different than the 2x 4 GB sticks a;ready in it and all 4 slots work perfectly together, no issues.

rewben
01-28-2013, 07:32 AM
@iamthehitch, what do you have for the ram? can you please tell us the brand and specs?

Daffydavid
02-03-2013, 02:02 AM
Thanks for the replies, this will be the 2nd time I have to go back to the store for different memory. Do you think it might be a problem with my computer, Warranty is good until may 2013. Will be buying memory hopefully within the week. BTW, how do i add the info about my computer to my post. Sorry if I this is the wrong place to ask this question.

rewben
02-03-2013, 04:09 AM
hi @Daffydavid, no i don't think it's your computer. since the shop that you're dealing with is within your reach, i suggest you bring the laptop there and test the different brand of ram in that store (you can start by checking out the ones which match '11-11-11-28, DDR3 PC3-12800 SODIMM 1600mhz CL11 1.5V'). if possible, install hwinfo64 to verify while you're at it.

sorry but i don't understand the second part. do you mean the signature? if that's the case, just goto settings and edit your signature.

Tusccar
02-28-2013, 07:15 PM
So if I buy the G.Skill 10-10-10-28 that you linked to it should work perfectly fine in my g75vw bbk5?

Im right under 800 mHz and my timing is 11-11-11-28

so will the gSkill work even though its 10-10-10 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231582)

Or would the Mushkin work better since its has same timing. But also has higher voltage (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226323)

sorry for the newb questions

rewben
03-01-2013, 01:29 AM
hi @Tusccar, if you're planning for a full swap (i.e. changing all the ram in one go, including the ones in the non-user serviceable area), both can be run nicely in a g55/g75 (i have 32gb g.skill 10-10-10-28 in my g55).

if you're just thinking of adding the ram at the slots in user serviceable area, you should check your stock ram and get the matching ones.

draco69
03-11-2013, 03:16 AM
hi guys

too bad for me, i found this thread right after bought my new rams :(
i bought 2x8 Corsair Vengeance, it works, so i ran hwinfo64 and BAM ! my clocks timing went down to 665 :(
i haven't read the whole thread but i found some suggested ram like Mushkin and Gskill.
I live in Indonesia and it's hard to find mushkin ram here but i read that Gskill doesn't work for g75vw bbk5 (i'm using this series)
Any other suggestion for me ?
FYI my pre-installed ram is Elpida timing 11-11-11-28

Zygomorphic
03-11-2013, 10:14 AM
@draco69, if you have mismatched timings on your RAM, that can cause a downclock on the frequency. Also, did you buy 1600 MHz DDR3, or 1333 MHz. 665 is correct for 1333 (double data rate).

rewben
03-11-2013, 03:01 PM
@ draco69, well on the brighter side, the ram are working (just down-clocked).

the gskills ram should work if the timings match your stock ram; it's probably improper installation that caused the failure.

draco69
03-11-2013, 04:14 PM
@Zygomorphic, i bought 1600Mhz Corsair but the timings 10, so that's why the ram downclocked

@rewben, yeah maybe it's just because the timings mismatched. I think i'll buy gskills ram tomorrow

thanks for your help guys!

whathedo69
03-20-2013, 05:56 AM
I purchased 2 8gb sticks corsair vengeance 1866mhz and I have no ram sticks under my keyboard just under my panel on the bottom of my laptop and they are reading just fine and I have no problems I get a 7.9 in my index score for my ram so I don't know if they are doing their job to the fullest but Im happy with them and have no problems so I don't know if that helped any but if some can give me any info on it that would be great.

rewben
03-20-2013, 08:41 AM
@whathedo69, you can check with hwinfo64 if the 'clock' under 'current timing' section of your ram is approximately 933MHz. if it is, then it is running at its fullest clock.

TokoDude
03-20-2013, 03:59 PM
I want to buy 2X 8 GB RAM I have now this:

Producer: Elpida
RAM: 4GB 800 MHZ (DDR3-1600)
type: DDR3-SDRAM PC12800
format: SO-DIMM (67.7X15)


is it possible to put in higher then 1600 MHz in my laptop? while its dual channel and my other dual channel is 1600 MHz doesn't matter right because it depens on 2 RAM amounts.

And wich RAM models can not be put in my laptop (asus G75VW) the first post tells KingStone doesn't work while other say its not a problem?

whathedo69
03-20-2013, 10:37 PM
My current clock is 931.2 does does that mean it is running aat its fullest for 1866 MHz or 1600mhz

rewben
03-21-2013, 12:54 AM
whathedo69, yes.

whathedo69
03-21-2013, 03:21 AM
Yes for 1866 or 1600?

rewben
03-21-2013, 05:57 AM
hehe 1866mhz

whathedo69
03-21-2013, 07:17 AM
Ok cool thanks!

Sagi
03-21-2013, 07:32 AM
Would one of the following ram block work for a G75VX???

KINGSTON 4GB SO-DIMM 1600MHZ DDR3 CL11 - KVR16S11/4

Crucial DDR3 SO-DIMM 1600MHz 4GB CL11 - 1600Mhz (PC3-12800), CL11, 204pin, 1.35V/1.5V

Think they are the same, but wan't someone to confirm it :)

Zygomorphic
03-21-2013, 10:15 AM
You should be fine with them. What is the voltage on the Kingston? If you don't know the voltage of your current RAM, check CPU-Z. If the Crucial RAM will work with either (1.35 or 1.5 V), then that may be something to consider. You listed all the relevant specs in RAM, so far as I can see.

Sagi
03-21-2013, 10:34 AM
Arh cool, so if it can handle both it's fine :)

Cool, thanks a lot!

Sagi
03-21-2013, 08:35 PM
Forgot to ask.. CAS latency

How big of a deal is that.. I see some have 9, where others have 11 - Does that have anything to say, if the ones inside the laptop is 9, but those I add is 11?

List of rams I'm looking at:

http://www.dustin.dk/xgroup/15037/so-dimm-ddr-iii/

Have no idea whats inside the laptop other then it's SO-DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz and a G75VX

whathedo69
03-21-2013, 10:08 PM
@sagi I not postive but I think if you put 11's with 9's being your latency your ram will not work or it will run with the slowest speeds so they will all run with 11's but im not sure but good question Im curiuos to know that for sure myself.

rewben
03-22-2013, 01:42 AM
@whathedo69 is right.

i used a 4x4gb corsair vengeance before. it downclocked the ram clock from 1600Mhz to 1333Mhz. if you run mixed ram, you need to determine the right clock (http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?23929-Adding-RAM-to-G75&p=168646&viewfull=1#post168646) and all to find the matching one to avoid this.

hwinfo64 actually also give you the model number of your stock ram. you can look for it to get the best match.

XPerties
03-31-2013, 04:08 PM
So has anyone been successful at adding ram and keeping the clock speed as your default ram? I have samsung pc3-12800 with timming 11-11-11. I can't find anything close to that except 9's which, if my memory servers me right, would NOT underclock since 9's are better than 11's. Correct?

rewben
04-05-2013, 01:16 AM
@XPerties, yeah previously i had 24gb (2x4gb stock; 2x8gb kingston), this combo keeps the clock speed (as well as some other combos). the key is to find the matching ram.

er.. sorry i don't get what you meant by 9's.

httuner
04-07-2013, 05:53 PM
So has anyone been successful at adding ram and keeping the clock speed as your default ram? I have samsung pc3-12800 with timming 11-11-11. I can't find anything close to that except 9's which, if my memory servers me right, would NOT underclock since 9's are better than 11's. Correct?

Get the Hynix modules, you can find them on eBay for quite cheap around 40 bucks for an 2x4gb (8gb) kit _ but do buy the 1600mhz modules, they are all clocked at 1600mhz 11-11-11-28_ The largest they go is 4gb modules for the Hynix, really great ram and reliable.

I did this and was able to upgrade from 8gb to 16gb with all slots filled and my current timings are 1600mhz 11-11-11-28

TO answer your question, CAS 9 is better than CAS 11, but CAS9 @1333mhz is worst than CAS11 @1600mhz, although CAS9@ 1600mhz will out perform CAS11@1333mhz.

slaughter71
04-09-2013, 03:50 AM
not a con either, i just will not ever have a need for the ram, and would be another 50 bucks of the already sale price i got laptop for, not to mention once i image the hardrive thats going also, as the day i bought laptop i pulled the hd out for my ssd.
and,
to add the corsair ram from original post works just fine..
2 x 8 =16gigs of ram,,anything more would be overkill and a waste of battery power when mobile.
already i find having the ssd in there i can run fps games unplugged,,thats crazy to be able to do that, i love this new laptop.

Zygomorphic
04-09-2013, 10:21 AM
@slaughter71, I understand your innocent intentions, but we do not allow selling via this forum. That is why I edited your post.

afifzone
04-23-2013, 12:40 PM
I want to ask about adding ram to my Asus G75VX, Im thinking to buy Kingston hyperx ram 8gb 1600mhz for my laptop, but I don't know which type is suitable with my laptop. just now I opened kingston website, then I saw some model of Kingston hyperx, do you have any suggestion for that ram? because in my area, it's easier to claim Kingston warranty compared to another brand. thanks before.
Kingston hyperx (http://www.kingston.com/us/memory/hyperx)
19986

rewben
04-24-2013, 12:46 AM
since you're adding ram instead of full swapping (remove and replace stock ram with these hyperx ram), the different CL timings will cause issues (most probably downclocking to 1333MHz). from what i've read from the website they are of CL9, but your stock ram is running at CL11.

afifzone
04-24-2013, 02:09 AM
since you're adding ram instead of full swapping (remove and replace stock ram with these hyperx ram), the different CL timings will cause issues (most probably downclocking to 1333MHz). from what i've read from the website they are of CL9, but your stock ram is running at CL11.

ooo I see, now im confused, do you have any suggestion which brand that I should buy?? because in my hometown is like a village or small city without any mall here, so it's not easy to buy ram with various brand.. they sell some brand only, not many brand.. for now as I know, they only sell Kingston and corsair. please help me.. if u have any info to buy it, please include it in your next post. thanks a lot.

rewben
04-24-2013, 03:14 AM
you can check out this list (http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?23775-Can-SOMEONE-Make-a-COHERENT-Guide-to-adding-RAM-to-the-G75-Current-threads-suck...&p=167086&viewfull=1#post167086) for compatible ram. for kingston, i previously had 2x8gb of this brand running nicely. please make sure you install them properly.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820239390
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820239313

afifzone
04-24-2013, 04:35 AM
you can check out this list (http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?23775-Can-SOMEONE-Make-a-COHERENT-Guide-to-adding-RAM-to-the-G75-Current-threads-suck...&p=167086&viewfull=1#post167086) for compatible ram. for kingston, i previously had 2x8gb of this brand running nicely. please make sure you install them properly.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820239390
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820239313

thank you bro for ur help!! :)

rewben
04-24-2013, 08:21 AM
no problem and good luck!

whitmark
04-26-2013, 02:26 PM
In my G75VX I currently have the stock Hynix 8GB (2 x 4G) 204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM 1600 Cas: CL11 1.5v

I need more RAM and I only want to mess with the accessible memory slots so I was considering:

G.SKILL 16GB (2 x 8G) 204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Laptop Memory Model F3-1600C10D-16GSQ (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231582)
with timings of 10-10-10

or

G.SKILL 16GB (2 x 8G) 204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Laptop Memory Model F3-1600C11D-16GSQ (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231580)
with timings of 11-11-11

Questions:

1) Can I safely mix RAM from different manufacturers?

2) Can I mix different sizes in each slot 8 - 4 - 8 - 4 to get 24G?

3) Should I go with the 2 x 8G that matches the 11-11-11-11 timings of my stock memory?

4) Has anyone successfully upgraded with either of these specific G.Skill memory upgrades?

Thanks

rewben
04-26-2013, 04:05 PM
sorry but you linked to the wrong page for each link (they should be vice versa).

1) yes, provided the new ram are fully compatible with the stock ram (same timings, same voltage, etc.); previously i used to have kingston's 2x8gb for 24gb.

2) yes, as long as you put the new compatible ram in the user accessible ram slots (i.e. 2x8gb);

3) you should; they should be compatible with the stock ram;

4) i think i saw someone with 2x4gb g.skill 11-11-11 (but if possible, try bring your laptop to the shop and test them out first). i did a full swap, so they worked well for g.skill 10-10-10. but in your case, i think the closest is the one with 11-11-11.

whitmark
04-26-2013, 04:55 PM
Thanks rewben, much obliged. Btw, I fixed the links.

rewben
04-26-2013, 05:00 PM
nice! and don't mention it :)

whitmark
04-28-2013, 11:44 AM
With rewben's helpful answers to my questions, I ordered the chip below that matched the stock memory's timings:

G.SKILL 16GB (2 x 8G) 204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Laptop Memory Model F3-1600C11D-16GSQ (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231580)

Incredibly, I ordered it Friday afternoon with free shipping (4-5 business days) to Virginia and it arrived Saturday! Dropped it in and it worked perfectly! All RAM running with timings 11-11-11 and the clock operating near 800 MHz (per HWiNFO64).

Configuration: 8G G.Skill + 4G Hynix (stock) + 8G G.Skill + 4G Hynix (stock) = 24G.

I should mention my needs are for memory intensive trading applications and, as others have mentioned, this much RAM might be overkill for gaming.

Thanks again rewben!

rewben
04-28-2013, 01:15 PM
hey don't mention it, @whitmark :) thanks a lot for your confirmation on this hynix and g.skill combo, as this will help many others.

goldfreaz
04-28-2013, 01:51 PM
I added 2x4gb of Samsung memory to the stock Hyundia. Both are timed to 11-11-11-28-2t. The Samsung voltage says 1.28V and the Hyundia voltage says 1.50V in CPU-Z. Are the two memory banks really running at two different voltage settings? All the memory seams to be recognized in windows.

rewben
04-28-2013, 02:29 PM
to verify that, you can check out the SPD (for each memory slot) in cpu-z, i think.

if possible, you should run memtest (http://www.memtest.org/) overnight to be sure the ram mix is fine.

goldfreaz
04-28-2013, 04:13 PM
memtest ran about 4 passses okay overnight. The voltage readings are from the speed page of cpu-z. I am just curious if the motherboard can actually set two voltages or cpu-z is just reading the default settings from the individual ram slots.

rewben
04-28-2013, 04:39 PM
that i cannot give you a good answer sorry; i have all ram swapped, and they're at the same voltage.

babyrinrin
05-09-2013, 04:06 PM
hi biRdyxLoCo,

if you are planning to buy new ram:

1. please run hwinfo64 (http://www.hwinfo.com/download64.html) to get the specs of your stock ram. here is a simple guide (http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?23661-RAM-for-Best-Buy-G75&p=165776&viewfull=1#post165776) for your reference.

http://rog.asus.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=12233

2. look for the matching ram. here is the list of possible compatible ram (http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?23775-Can-SOMEONE-Make-a-COHERENT-Guide-to-adding-RAM-to-the-G75-Current-threads-suck...&p=167086&viewfull=1#post167086) for most of us (but please compare with yours first). if possible, bring along your machine to the shop and ask them to test out your new ram. use hwinfo64 to determine if all ram runs at 800MHz or close to it (i.e. dual channel)
3. here is a youtube video (http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?23847-Properly-Seating-RAM!-HELP!&p=167789&viewfull=1#post167789) on how you install the ram properly.

basically for most of us our stock ram is with the timings 11-11-11-28 (DDR3 PC3-12800 SODIMM 1600mhz CL11 1.5V RAM).

Stock RAM
1. Hynix 4GB PC3-12800 DDR3 1600MHz non-ECC Unbuffered HMT351S6CFR8C-PB
16491

Manufacturer: Hynix
Manufacturer Part number: HMT351S6CFR8C-PB
Memory Type: SODIMM
Capacity: 4GB
Pins: 204 Pin
Bus Type: PC-12800
Cycle Time: 1.5ns
Cas: CL11
Data Transfer Rate: 1600Mhz
Memory Clock: 200Mhz
Voltage: 1.5V

Complete Swap of RAM (upgrading to 32gb of RAM; caution: warranty void)

1. compatible RAM for full swap:
a) 11-11-11-28, 1.35v, Mushkin part #997038 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226323) (source (http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?25311-Upgrading-G75-DS73-to-32GB-only-boots-with-24GB&p=185518&viewfull=1#post185518); related thread (http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?25311-Upgrading-G75-DS73-to-32GB-only-boots-with-24GB))
b) 10-10-10-28, 1.5v G.Skill (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231582) (source (http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?25485-32gb-RAM-working-anyone&p=186740&viewfull=1#post186740); related thread (http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?25485-32gb-RAM-working-anyone))

notes:
- corsair vengeance (10-10-10-27) (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233265) might not work.

videos:
- G55 full swap (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZrEyxjHw4wA) (in french) - 4x4gb corsair vengeance

rewben,

I want to add ram to my g75vx, i check in shops , available only corsair vengeance that has 1600mhz.. is this compatible with my stock ram? how can i be sure so my penny will not go to waste. TNX

rewben
05-09-2013, 04:59 PM
hi @babyrinrin, the best option is full swap in your case (i.e. replace the stock ram with CV as well), if you really cannot get the matching ones. (i would suggest you look it up and get the matching ones from one of the online shops).

due to the differences in timings between CV and stock ram (i assume you have the same hynix as stock), the combination will bring the ram clock down to 1333MHz (dual channel), instead of maintaining the stock 1600MHz.

the bright side is this: if the combo passed memory tests (http://memtest.org/), your system can run without issues. many friends here do suggest that as long as the new ram is of 1600MHz, the combo should be fine.

i also read that there is a tool from intel that can 'fix' the timing issue so that the combo can run at 1600MHz; but i am no expert in that.

Daffydavid
07-14-2013, 11:04 PM
Sorry about taking so long to reply but my memory problem (computer wouldn't recognize it) was solved by a BIOS update as suggested by ASUS support. Thank for the help figuring out the problem.

echineko
08-11-2013, 11:57 AM
Hi guys,

Just got my G75VW, and from the earlier posts, it looks like I have modules that are at 11-11-11-28, and 1600 MHz dual-channel, if I'm reading it right. This would mean that any similar dual-channel kit will work, right? (will update with some options after I check what models are available online)

I'm looking to add on another 16Gb to run my virtualization environments.

24812

So I had a look, and from Corsair at least it seems this latency is only used on their bargain 'Value Select' (http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-1600MHz-Laptop-Memory-CMSO16GX3M2A1600C11/dp/tech-data/B009M0TFFU/ref=de_a_smtd) line. Makes me want to do a full upgrade to 32Gb on all 4 slots, but I still am on warranty >.<

Anyone here got a better option to suggest at this latency?

rewben
08-12-2013, 01:32 AM
Hi guys,

Just got my G75VW, and from the earlier posts, it looks like I have modules that are at 11-11-11-28, and 1600 MHz dual-channel, if I'm reading it right. This would mean that any similar dual-channel kit will work, right? (will update with some options after I check what models are available online)

I'm looking to add on another 16Gb to run my virtualization environments.

24812

So I had a look, and from Corsair at least it seems this latency is only used on their bargain 'Value Select' (http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-1600MHz-Laptop-Memory-CMSO16GX3M2A1600C11/dp/tech-data/B009M0TFFU/ref=de_a_smtd) line. Makes me want to do a full upgrade to 32Gb on all 4 slots, but I still am on warranty >.<

Anyone here got a better option to suggest at this latency?

if you're thinking of buying the set of rams that can also be used in Haswell machines, it's much better imo to grab 32gb with 1.35V and do a full swap.

alternatively, you can get the matching rams that can let your laptop runs without side effects (the rams i know to work are kingston's (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820239390), as i used those before i did a full swap with g.skill (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231582). i have not seen the working report by any friends here about the one that you have mentioned above). you can find out more options here (http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?23775-Can-SOMEONE-Make-a-COHERENT-Guide-to-adding-RAM-to-the-G75-Current-threads-suck...&p=167086&viewfull=1#post167086). make sure it's 1.5V, not 1.35V.

echineko
08-12-2013, 03:32 AM
if you're thinking of buying the set of rams that can also be used in Haswell machines, it's much better imo to grab 32gb with 1.35V and do a full swap.

alternatively, you can get the matching rams that can let your laptop runs without side effects (the rams i know to work are kingston's (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820239390), as i used those before i did a full swap with g.skill (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231582). i have not seen the working report by any friends here about the one that you have mentioned above). you can find out more options here (http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?23775-Can-SOMEONE-Make-a-COHERENT-Guide-to-adding-RAM-to-the-G75-Current-threads-suck...&p=167086&viewfull=1#post167086). make sure it's 1.5V, not 1.35V.

Hi,

Well, no plans for Haswell for now, just an immediate upgrade so I can run my VMs. Might look at the full swap once my warranty is up, but for now I'll look at what's available in my local stores. Thanks for the link!

Cheers.
echineko

rewben
08-13-2013, 01:29 AM
ok :) have fun!

wjencalarde
08-18-2013, 07:42 AM
I am looking to replace all of the stock ram. I am also trying to upgrade to the full 32gb of ram without accessing the ram under the keyboard. Do I need to get 2x16gb of ram if so what speeds and brands should I get? Any suggestions would be appreciated. Also I am looking into SSD and it out of the Samsung 840 Pro or the Samsung 840 Evo. The Pro is out I would be looking at getting the 120gb to store the OS and my Business programs on like Office and QuickBooks, Protools, etc. Or should I wait until the EVO drops and get a larger SSD drive of 250?

rewben
08-19-2013, 09:27 AM
there is no 16gb single stick in the market yet. normally when a ram package states 16gb they usually mean 2x8gb. for now, you can only do full swap of 4x8gb to get 32gb (which means you must replace the rams under the keyboard, too).

for ssd, in your case, it's better to get 240gb and up. 120gb is too small if you wanna put more than just the OS into the ssd. i think for evo, you should check it out now. when i last checked, newegg offered market entry prices (discounted offers) for samsung evo.

SpasTaz0917
08-20-2013, 05:51 PM
New G.Skill RAM's (http://gskill.com/en/product/f3-1600c9d-16grsl)

I wonder if the timings and the 1.35V will work on the G75VW, since I've read somewhere that it had to be specific timings, since the laptop will incinerate everything in 10 mile radius? :P

edit:
and I if were to buy these, I'm gonna pop these in the not so easily accesible slots, then let the easy accessible slots be free for future upgrade for the same card. although now I got 4x4gb stock rams

rewben
08-21-2013, 09:43 AM
i'm not sure if it worked for a g55/g75 though (i.e. 32gb full swap).

Vallista
10-04-2013, 11:37 PM
I just the G75VW wanted to upgrade the ram. Can I use this? or what is best?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820313300

zhouhanhui
11-03-2013, 09:18 PM
hello, I want to ask, I'm planning to do full swap of my ram.. but I don't know this ram is compatible or not.. anybody can help me check? I choose this ram because my friend give me special offer and only for me xD

[Ripjaws SO-DIMM] F3-1600C11S-8GRSL

DDR3L-1600 (PC3L-12800)
8GB (8GBx1)
CL11-11-11-28
1.35 Volt

thanks before

rewben
11-04-2013, 05:22 AM
hello, I want to ask, I'm planning to do full swap of my ram.. but I don't know this ram is compatible or not.. anybody can help me check? I choose this ram because my friend give me special offer and only for me xD

[Ripjaws SO-DIMM] F3-1600C11S-8GRSL

DDR3L-1600 (PC3L-12800)
8GB (8GBx1)
CL11-11-11-28
1.35 Volt

thanks before

i have done a full swap of 4x8gb crucial ballistix sport 9-9-9-24 1600MHz on my alienware m17x r4. it works fine.

although i think it will work, please note that i haven't done this to my g55.

eugene.nelson
01-23-2014, 06:04 AM
I have installed a while ago what I was told by compatibility standards 1600 mghz memory making a total of 16 gb. But cpu z shows me as only having 665.1 mghz of speed. What can I do to remedy this to make it the full 798 I am supposed to get? Thanks in advance.

rewben
01-23-2014, 03:38 PM
which ram did you put in?

KohDuh
03-05-2014, 01:43 AM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231705

Any thoughts about these sticks?!

Photoshop, Illustrator, Visual Studio 2013 Ultimate, Dragon Naturally Speaking 12.5 my main applications.

Maybe while I'm at it all ask about:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231705
And:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822178340

I'm into the overall game of web development and coding my own applications as a hobby (once in a while as a freelancer).
Any feedback would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for taking the time to read this.

Rob

Zygomorphic
03-06-2014, 02:18 AM
Those sticks should be fine, as far as I can tell. That should be enough RAM for your machine, especially since you can add those two sticks in with the others that are already in there, and take your machine up to 24 GB of RAM. :)

KohDuh
03-06-2014, 03:16 PM
normally i use it for working directory, web browser caching and download placeholders, and to house my temporary directories; it can be saved before shutdown, so that you can load them up on the next boot.


What exactly do you mean by, "working directory"? And how do you do it?

I know how to set up the RAM disk for browser caching and Windows temporary, but… The other things you mentioned eluded me. Even the part about being able to save it so they will load on the next boot.

rewben
03-09-2014, 05:48 AM
by working directory I literally mean a file folder/directory that i put my files when i do my work.

if you are using softperfect ramdisk, which is pretty straight forward, please refer to here (http://www.softperfect.com/products/ramdisk/manual/).

toca100
03-27-2014, 05:21 PM
Hello all,

Im at Frys and want to add 8gb to my G75vx which already has 8gb.

The memory they offered here is
Patriot DDR3 8GB 1600MHz (2X4GB) SO-DIMM ECC Unbuffered Memory for Apple (PSA38G1600SK) and according to the salesman it will work perfectly.
May i buy this one even being for Apple? (all the specs are the same)

Thank you very much in advance!!

jindov
06-24-2014, 06:51 PM
My G75 have 8GB (4+4) in dual channel, if I add 1 8GB of RAM, is it full speed 1600MHz?

rewben
06-28-2014, 10:26 AM
if the ram matches the ones in your system, then yes.

1. make sure the ram timings are the same;
2. make sure the voltage is the same.

jarrodblake
10-21-2014, 04:09 AM
I'm looking to buy more ram for my G57vx

Will this ram work?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231698

42316

rewben
10-24-2014, 05:37 AM
if it's a top-up, there might be a problem because the voltage of new ram is 1.35v. (mixed ram with different voltage usually has issues later) use hwinfo to see if the voltage of your stock ram matches the new one.

if it's a full swap, it should be fine.

jarrodblake
10-25-2014, 05:30 PM
So I bought a stick of Elpida 4GB PC3-12800 DDR3-1600MHz 204-Pin EBJ40UG8BBU0-GN-F It is the same exact ram that is currently installed in my computer. However I keeping getting a black screen. Is it a bad stick or is there something I need to do before I install it?

Here is a screen shot of my current ram.

42629

jarrodblake
10-27-2014, 09:09 PM
Bumping this I also noticed When I install an extra hard drive it does the same thing. The new ram Is exactly the same make and model as the old ram but it wont boot when its installed. Is there a setting I need to change or a software update? I'm running windows 8.1 if it makes a differences.

I downloaded HWINFO64

42663

rewben
10-28-2014, 11:12 AM
no you don't need to do anything. ram installation is straight forward, if they're the same ram as stock. please reseat the ram properly and try again. (check out the youtube videos on how to do that for laptops if you're unsure)

you might also wanna run memtest86+ overnight (memtest.org) to see if there is something wrong with the ram.

razielleonhart
01-03-2015, 12:10 AM
ok i got the ASUS G75JT with the 16gb of ram is it really worth it for me to buy 16gb more of ram and throw in this laptop

rewben
01-06-2015, 02:44 AM
ok i got the ASUS G75JT with the 16gb of ram is it really worth it for me to buy 16gb more of ram and throw in this laptop

whether it is worth it or not, the answer actually depends on usage. for general use and gaming, 16gb is usually good enough imo.

however, if you use ram for system optimizations, e.g. ramdisk and ram-based caching, then the more the merrier.

Konstantin77
01-25-2015, 09:20 AM
is there a way to verify if 1866Mhz modules is running as low voltage or not? I tried many progs but none was really saying this detail, only that memory modules have both profiles. (g75vx)

Mikee
01-31-2015, 03:05 PM
Would this fit in my G75 as full replacement:

https://www.alternate.de/G-Skill/SO-DIMM-32GB-DDR3-1600-Quad-Kit-Arbeitsspeicher/html/product/1154637

and would be the better timings 9/9/9/9 improve performance?

rewben
02-03-2015, 08:00 PM
is there a way to verify if 1866Mhz modules is running as low voltage or not? I tried many progs but none was really saying this detail, only that memory modules have both profiles. (g75vx)

i thought hwinfo does state the voltage for your ram at the system summary page.


Would this fit in my G75 as full replacement:

https://www.alternate.de/G-Skill/SO-DIMM-32GB-DDR3-1600-Quad-Kit-Arbeitsspeicher/html/product/1154637

and would be the better timings 9/9/9/9 improve performance?

the kit should work fine. previously i ran crucial ballistix sport 1.35v 4x8gb.

as for the question about ram timings, to be honest there is no significant improvements that you can observe in real world use. the only practical upgrade in a computer that makes a difference is the replacement of hdd with ssd as boot/app/game drive.

Konstantin77
02-04-2015, 09:26 AM
no, I could not find it in hwinfo. Probably I was thinking that there is no sensor there, like cpu voltage. In any case I think my montherboar is not compatible with 1866L, and probably it is working with 1,5V

rewben
02-04-2015, 04:50 PM
no, I could not find it in hwinfo. Probably I was thinking that there is no sensor there, like cpu voltage. In any case I think my montherboar is not compatible with 1866L, and probably it is working with 1,5V

46213

the far right number in orange box is the voltage (1.5V). that's weird. can you capture a screen shot of hwinfo64 on your computer?

for cpu-z, it's something like below:
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Konstantin77
02-04-2015, 05:46 PM
of course I can but there is no point in doing so, because in these tables, all the supported modes are displayed. Thus, my memory that supports 1866 in both 1.35V and 1.5V both are displayed and there is not any clue which is the one that is actually preferred.

Konstantin77
02-04-2015, 07:05 PM
here it is:

rewben
02-09-2015, 01:58 AM
ah now i got your meanings. sorry i didn't look closely enough because previously i referred to a set of ram without xmp profiles. this one i am not really sure how to look it up with software. you're right that hwinfo64 and cpu-z only show all supported modes. they never reported the exact mode that the system is currently running at.

however, my best guess is that the choice depends on the system. if the system supports 1.35V profile, it will pick that and run at 1.35V. if it's not, 1.5V.

VegasRider
12-06-2016, 02:18 AM
Hey all I have the g75vw from Best Buy that came with 2x4gb of the Hynix. I found 2 spare exact match Hynix from a broken asus I have and when I put them in I got black screen and keyboard didn't light up when I powered unit on. I can hear noises from laptop on power up but nothing else. It works fine when I take ram back out. Is this a bad ram issue or do I need to do something else. I'm not a tech person so please take it easy on me and use regular terminology if possible. I also upgraded to windows 10 if that helps.*

Thanks you in advance for any help yous can provide me.*

Req90
01-12-2017, 07:55 PM
Hey guys!

I'm looking to upgrade from 8GB to 16GB whats the safest ram to use which brand and model? I'm not fussed if its 2x4GB or 1 stick of 8GB i just can't find any information anywhere on which one is the most compatible.

Thank you!