View Full Version : Wrong RAM in g74sx DH71

11-07-2011, 11:03 PM
Just got my g74 through Amazon, I'm in love. Replacing a now defunct (beer on the keyboard) 4 yr old Asus 15in gaming laptop. This computer is suppose to have 16 GB of RAM installed, but it only came with 12. Not a big deal, and Amazon was really great about it and credited my account the difference in value versus an otherwise similar system. I just might be worth double checking if anyone has purchased a similar system.

11-07-2011, 11:13 PM
It's a typo on Amazon's website, the G74SX-DH71 does only come with 12GB. You may want to let Amazon know so they can fix their listing.

The side of the box the laptop came in will also tell you how much memory it's supposed to come with.

11-07-2011, 11:26 PM
Yes, I have that one. Definitely a 12Gb configuration.

11-08-2011, 11:06 AM
I see...

11-08-2011, 11:43 AM
here in portugal there are 2 versions for sale.

#1 12gb ram, i7 2830, DVD Recorder, 1x500gb 7200rpm HD, no backpack and gaming mouse
#2 16gb ram, i7 2870, Bluray/dvd recorder 2x500gb 7200 HD backpack and gaming mouse incl.

11-08-2011, 06:09 PM
we've contacted amazon to fix it. our specs and copy show 12gb, but their technical details show 16gb. well have them fix it. thanks =]

11-08-2011, 06:17 PM
Asus listens! +1 for Brian@ASUS, +1 for ASUS.

Now all they have to do is update that Atheros driver on their support pages . . . :D

11-08-2011, 07:16 PM
I see the basic technical details have been updated to say 12GB, but the detailed product description still states 16GB.

And, not that it's a huge deal, but it also says it comes with a 1.5TB drive instead of 2x750GB.

11-08-2011, 07:49 PM
And, not that it's a huge deal, but it also says it comes with a 1.5TB drive instead of 2x750GB.
They always seem to express it that way..."total" drive size instead of specifying the actual drive(s). Kind of annoying, but it seems to be the norm.

11-08-2011, 10:00 PM
Just saw the G74SX-DH71 that comes with the Core i7 2.2 GHz instead of the 2.0... Thats the only diference between the A1 and the DH71?? Its $200+ expensive, does it worth it??
Im getting this friday to the U.S, cant wait!

11-08-2011, 11:17 PM
As far as I can tell, that's the only difference. Whether it's worth $200 is in the eyes of the credit card holder! ;)

11-09-2011, 02:41 AM
Interestingly, the "Recommended Customer Price" from Intel for the 2670QM is **identical** to that of the 2630QM, at $378 (see
http://ark.intel.com/products/series/53249), so the extra $200 is likely going to the vendor's pockets. IMHO, not worth it. Save the extra $200 towards a replacement processor from the i7 2800 Mobile series (for example the 2860QM at 2.5 GHz), which by the way have "Recommended Customer Price" of ~$200 more than the 2670/2630. Its straightforward to drop a new processor into your laptop once you get over the anxiety of disassembly.