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    Quote Originally Posted by GottiBoi55 View Post
    Sorry for the confusion, I meant "Asus" per there specs only supports up to 16g.
    that' why i said " yes I agree"
    Ah, I see.
    Speaking of ASUS only speccing the G74 with 16GB max, I wonder why they are **still** sticking with this same max spec in the new G75? That thing can supposedly only support a max of 16GB @ 1600MHz, but I'm fairly sure the Ivy Bridge IMCs will easily do 32 GB or even 64 GB. Do they not follow what the users on this forum are doing with their G74s? Besides, by mid-to-late 2012 16GB SODIMMs will be hitting the market (DIMMs are already available now, and I have seen one 16GB SODIMM stick for laptops offered by samsung...for $4000!).

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    Do you know Asus G73SW and G74 supports 32GB of ram so you dont have to worry about that. It will work for sure. and it supports memory speeds up to 1600MHz . your upgrade will be worth. But for g73jh/jw users, they have to stick with 16gb.

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    Read around here my friend...I have been using 32GB in my G74 for two months now.
    Also, the G74's BIOS does not support 16GB of RAM at 1600MHz or higher. Nobody here has gotten more than 8GB at these clocks to work in their G74 to my knowledge. We're all waiting (perhaps futilely) for a BIOS update from ASUS to fix this.

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    At NCIX US site, price is $164.47, and it is not in stock.
    Canadians are lucky!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kurious.G View Post
    At NCIX US site, price is $164.47, and it is not in stock.
    Canadians are lucky!!!
    Is that for a pair of 8GB sticks I hope?? Thats steep for just one. NCIX Canada has few 8GB sticks for a really good price ($75.87 Cdn each), but they seem to be temporarily out of the 2x8GB=16GB kits ($147.34).

    Good to see another Linux user on here! I myself came from a fedora/redhat based distro (Scientific Linux), and am now using Debian, a "hackers" distro. I actually don't mind it.

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    32gb 1600

    has anyone tried 32gb of 1600

    CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB 204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
    Laptop Memory Model CMSX8GX3M1A1600C10

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820233264

    i have seen several g74sx with 8 and 16 gb at 1600

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    Quote Originally Posted by shinta View Post
    has anyone tried 32gb of 1600

    CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB 204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
    Laptop Memory Model CMSX8GX3M1A1600C10

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820233264

    i have seen several g74sx with 8 and 16 gb at 1600
    Well folks around here have gotten 4x4GB=16GB of the 1600 MHz Kingston PnP Hyper-X to run, and
    from what I've read people here have had better luck with the corsair vengeance modules Auto-SPD (i.e. the Auto-overclocking feature with registers containing XMP profiles that are automatically read in to the BIOS at boot) than with the Kingston Plug-n-Play Hyper-X modules (where no one could get more than 8GB of the 1866MHz stuff working at their rated OC speeds). At that crazy low price there on newegg you can't really go wrong, especially if you get the 2x8=16GB kit, which would be two modules matched by corsair themselves and guaranteed to work well together esp. at 1600. If 32GB worth don't work at 1600 the lot will surely work at 1333, and that stuff is only $10 cheaper per module. If it were me I'd take the $40 risk, and if they don't run at 1600 then read this...
    http://www.anandtech.com/show/4503/s...-the-best-ddr3

    which shows that 1600 really isn't all that faster than 1333 in real world use anyways!

    But I guess the real question is: do you absolutely need 32GB?
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    quick question guys, i have the g74sx-bbk8 , running windows 7 home edition bios 203 ,and i'm wondering could i get 4x4gb =16gb of the kingston hyper x of the 1600 mhz to work on it ?
    Last edited by gilbert; 03-25-2012 at 09:41 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fostert View Post
    Ah, I see.
    Speaking of ASUS only speccing the G74 with 16GB max, I wonder why they are **still** sticking with this same max spec in the new G75? That thing can supposedly only support a max of 16GB @ 1600MHz, but I'm fairly sure the Ivy Bridge IMCs will easily do 32 GB or even 64 GB. Do they not follow what the users on this forum are doing with their G74s? Besides, by mid-to-late 2012 16GB SODIMMs will be hitting the market (DIMMs are already available now, and I have seen one 16GB SODIMM stick for laptops offered by samsung...for $4000!).
    I have read the user manual for the G55 on ASUS ftp site: ftp.asus.com.tw/pub

    It appears that the G55 at least will only have two RAM slots, which means that with the presently available SO-DIMMS (8 GB), the maximum memory is ging to be 16 GB. If this is true, ASUS, please change it. Some of us would like to have quad-slot memory configurations. That was one of the benefits of the G53SX (16GB for $50 upgrade).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zygomorphic View Post
    I have read the user manual for the G55 on ASUS ftp site: ftp.asus.com.tw/pub

    It appears that the G55 at least will only have two RAM slots, which means that with the presently available SO-DIMMS (8 GB), the maximum memory is ging to be 16 GB. If this is true, ASUS, please change it. Some of us would like to have quad-slot memory configurations. That was one of the benefits of the G53SX (16GB for $50 upgrade).
    The conventional wisdom is that the number of RAM slots on a notebook is also a function of the CPU it is designed to run. The memory controllers are now integrated onto the CPU die rather than being in a separate northbridge chipset. When it comes to mobile CPUs Quad Core chips can address two separate pairs of DIMMs, whereas dual core chips can only address one pair of DIMMs. If the laptop is designed for a dual core CPU in it, there is probably no reason for the manufacturer to go to the trouble of putting 4 slots on the board, even if the CPU could be upgraded by the user to a quad core.

    Not to worry; if you want 32GB the wait won't be long for 16GB SODIMMs. 1x16GB DDR3 DIMM sticks for desktops are already populating the market.
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