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    Brian@ASUS
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    How to upgrade your harddrive and memory on your G50 and 51 Series

    To upgrade your harddrive and memory in your G50 and G51 Series notebooks, you need to be able to access the guts of the notebook. To do this you need to remove 12 screws highlighted in red to remove the bottom panel.



    Under the hood! As you can see there are 2 hard drives and 2 dimms for memory. Some models may only come with a single harddrive and can have a 2nd harddrive added.


    Unscrew the harddrive tray from the chassis (look for 4 screws)



    Pull on the ribbon and slide out the harddrive


    You will notice there are 4 screws holding the harddrive. Unscrew these.


    We have upgraded our harddrive with an OCZ Vertex Series SSD.


    Pop it back in and and screw back everything from steps 1 and 2.



    Remember you can make either harddrive the Primary Drive. If your computer does not recognize the drive as your primary, you can either switch it in the bios or physically swap the harddrives.
    If your computer came with a single harddrive and you plan to add a secondary slave drive be sure to get a hard drive tray otherwise your harddrive will fall out.

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    grayfoxmg1
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    Because the estore no longer carries the HDD trays, I just used some foam rubber to hold my second HDD in place. Been in there for almost a year now

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    Brian@ASUS
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    or velcro works

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    grayfoxmg1
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian@ASUS View Post
    or velcro works
    hmm never thought about velcro, was worried it wouldn't take the heat well

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    Brian@ASUS
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    if you just velcro the edge or corners, itll be fine. you will actually get a bit of space to create a small layer of air. better heat dissipation then nothing. i use SSD in my notebooks, so i dont really worry too much of heat. should upgrade =P world of a difference.

    maybe ill do a DIY ghetto guide with velcro and other such material

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    grayfoxmg1
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    yeah velcro, duct tape, zip strips, and JB wield. Staples for any DIY pro

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    RainMotorsports
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    I know this thread is a little old but... "Will fall out"?

    With the bottom on I don't see it going very far. Main worries would be flexing of the SATA connector and on a bad day the drive moving backwards out of the connector. But nearly 2 years without a caddy and never an issue on my 50. As of last week I actually have wires running under the HDD making the situation worse then it normally is.

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    ROG Guru: White Belt Array jewie27 PC Specs
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    Laptop (Model)Asus ROG G50 VT
    MotherboardAsus ROG Maximus XI Hero Wi-Fi
    ProcessorIntel I9-9900K
    Memory (part number)Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR4 3200 Mhz CL16
    Graphics Card #1EVGA RTX 2070 XC Ultra
    Sound CardOn -board Supreme FX
    MonitorAsus ROG Swift PG279Q - 27 Inch, 1440P, 165 Hz
    Storage #1Samsung 970 Evo M.2 NVME 1TB
    Storage #2Seagate Firecuda 2TB Hybrid SSHD
    CPU CoolerCorsair H100i V2
    CaseCorsair Graphite 600T
    Power SupplyCorsair AX1200 - 1200 watt Gold rated
    Keyboard Corsair Strafe RGB
    Mouse Razer Imperator 2012 BF3 Edition
    Headset Corsair Vengeance Headset
    Mouse Pad Razer Scarab Battlefield 3 Edition
    Headset/Speakers Corsair SP250
    OS Windows 10 64-Bit OEM
    Network RouterLinksys WRT-3200 Wireless AC
    Accessory #1 Asus ROG RGB LED Light strip
    Accessory #2 Vantec USB 3.0 Internal Header add-on card
    Accessory #3 NZXT Internal USB 2.0 Expansion Hub (+5 ports)
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    I thought the G50's RAM can't be upgraded past 4Gigabytes. According to Crucial.com

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    I upped mine from 4gb to 8gb with no problems.
    Just run SIW to check if your not sure. (SIW = System Information for Windows, just google SIW and download the free version, build 0714)
    G750JX, i7 4700HQ, 16Gb Ram, 1TB + 256SSD, Win8.1 64bit.
    G50v A1, T9400, 8Gb Ram, 2x WD 320Gb 7200rpm Black, 4Gb Turbo Memory, Cooling mod. Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit.

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    ROG Guru: White Belt Array jewie27 PC Specs
    jewie27 PC Specs
    Laptop (Model)Asus ROG G50 VT
    MotherboardAsus ROG Maximus XI Hero Wi-Fi
    ProcessorIntel I9-9900K
    Memory (part number)Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR4 3200 Mhz CL16
    Graphics Card #1EVGA RTX 2070 XC Ultra
    Sound CardOn -board Supreme FX
    MonitorAsus ROG Swift PG279Q - 27 Inch, 1440P, 165 Hz
    Storage #1Samsung 970 Evo M.2 NVME 1TB
    Storage #2Seagate Firecuda 2TB Hybrid SSHD
    CPU CoolerCorsair H100i V2
    CaseCorsair Graphite 600T
    Power SupplyCorsair AX1200 - 1200 watt Gold rated
    Keyboard Corsair Strafe RGB
    Mouse Razer Imperator 2012 BF3 Edition
    Headset Corsair Vengeance Headset
    Mouse Pad Razer Scarab Battlefield 3 Edition
    Headset/Speakers Corsair SP250
    OS Windows 10 64-Bit OEM
    Network RouterLinksys WRT-3200 Wireless AC
    Accessory #1 Asus ROG RGB LED Light strip
    Accessory #2 Vantec USB 3.0 Internal Header add-on card
    Accessory #3 NZXT Internal USB 2.0 Expansion Hub (+5 ports)
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    good to know that it can take 8gigs. I wonder why even Corsair's website says 4 gigs is the max for a G50.

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