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    Only one RAM slot on G53JW-sz154v ?

    OK, so I got an used Asus G53jw (sz154v) for dirt cheap from a friend of mine, since it had a broken HDD and few other minor issues I knew I could fix myself. The thing also had only 4GB of DDR3 RAM installed, which I decided to upgrade to 8.

    After hunting down the new components and learning how to disassemble this monstrosity (a lot more demanding process than with my old G60VX !), I was hit with an unexpected problem: the secondary SO-DIMM slot is nowhere to found!

    I took off the bottom cover, and there seems to be only 1 slot, which is naturally already occupied by the default 4GB stick.
    I removed the keyboard and touchpad, and took a peek under the black piece of plastic, but there's absolutely no SO-DIMM slots, just couple tiny lumps of tin where I guess the thing SHOULD BE located (the placement fit the overall shape of the RAM stick).

    So have I got this correct: this mysterious version of G53JW has only ONE RAM slot, maximum memory of 8GB, but only way to upgrade is to get a single 8GB stick that costs a fortune??

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    Laptop (Model)G51VX, G71G, G73, G74SX, G53SX, G53JW, G46VW, X501A, X401A
    MotherboardASUS M5A88-V EVO
    ProcessorAMD FX-4350 Vishera Quad 4.2GHz
    Memory (part number)16GB 4x4gb Mushkin Black Line
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    Graphics Card #2HD Radeon 5970
    Graphics Card #3HD Radeon 5970
    MonitorSamsung SyncMaster SA450 x2 (Provided by HP)
    Storage #1Corsair Force GT 120GB SSD
    Storage #2Western Digital 1.5 TB HDD
    CaseAntec 900
    Power SupplyKingwin Lazer 1000W
    Keyboard HP OEM
    Mouse Logitech Anywhere MX
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    OS Windows 7, Windows 8.1
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    There's only 2, one on the bottom and one under the keyboard the opposite side of the black cover. You have to take off the top to access it.

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    BTW this is the best buy version everyone complained about.

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