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ASUS G73JH Memory Upgrade?

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Hi guys, so i have an Asus G73JH, i bought it used, it came with 10gb ram, is using 1x4GB + 3x2GB
weird thing is that on the specs on the internet says that this laptop won't hold more than 12 gb, but if it is running 1x4gb in one of its slots my guess is that this thing should be able to hold 16gb, so my question is, WHAT BRAND OF MEMORY DO YOU GUYS RECOMMEND? ALSO, WHERE CAN I FIND IT? BESIDES NEWEGG OR AMAZON?

FOR THE RECORD: i don't know what are the speeds of my memories, haven't take them out cuz of lazyness XD, but i know that this thing is supposed to support PC3-10600 (1333Mhz)
post #2 of 47
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a recommendation, anyone? biggrin.gif
Edited by Wolfnuka - 4/22/12 at 12:02am
post #3 of 47
I don't see why you can't upgrade the memory to 16GB. I've seen countless people do it despite the machine never being sold with that amount.

I would recommend G.Skill since it's done me well enough. I've got 2x4GB DDR3 1066 from them and they run nice and smooth.

A pair of 4GB sticks from them cost me around... $45 shipped from Newegg, if I remember correctly. thumb.gif
     
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cool, nice, ok now there's a weird thing, this laptop has only 3 memory slots, i opened it up yesterday to make sure,i THOUGHT it had 4 memory slots, but not, is running with 3, which is weird since windows is saying it has 10GB ram, the memories don't have any sticker on them so my guess is that is running with 2x4gb and 1x2gb, so if it holds 4gb per slot that means it can hold a MAX of 12GB, i don't know why on the specs on the internet it says it has 4 slots? but anyways i'll go checkout those G-SKILLS and i'll get a pair biggrin.gif thx
post #5 of 47
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oh i forgot to mention, this damn thing is getting a lot of blue screens, i've been reading and i think it has something to do with the vbios, could someone confirm that?
post #6 of 47
Crucial is the best place to source out ram configuration, specs etc. for PCs. I use it all the time for older laptops:

http://www.crucial.com/eu/upgrade/ASUS-memory/ASUS+Notebooks/G73Jh-upgrades.html

You might want to check the capacity of each module by running CPU-Z.
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post #7 of 47
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thanks mate, appreciate it, i looked it up on the site that you gave me and it says this laptop supports 12GB at 4GB each slot with a MAX bandwidth of 1333Mhz (PC3- 10600)
tongue.gif so i'll go get a pair and go for 12GB smile.gif thank you guys!
post #8 of 47
Hi Wolfnuka,

How did it go ?

Just a word of caution, I assumed you removed the rear HDD/Memory access panel of your Asus G73JH - XX , please double check on the number of SO-DIMM slots ..ideally there should be 4. Three of the slots are directly accessible but one so-dimm is placed other side of the motherboard. So double check on that.
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Next is how much memory is required ? 4x4(4x3) (based on 3 slots or 4 slots) or you can go for higher capacity, 2GB / 4GB sticks are available in ample

Asus G73JH-A1 - Factory default comes with SO-DIMM - 204 pin (CL-9) (9-9-9-24) DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600/10700) 1.5 V

Only few manufacturers manufacture high capacity memory sticks for Laptops , 16GB kits (8x2) - Patriot / Corsair / G.Skill / Crucial

If you are going for lower capacities try Kingston ..it is pretty reliable.

Once you install your RAM ..might want to run MEMTEST86 or MEMTEST86 + to diagnose the memory issues.

Based on you last post, it look like you have couple of issues ...
1. Already your RAM is upgraded - so you will have to check the ram with memtest for any issues
2. To figure out whether its VBIOS or not you need to post you BIOS versions and your exact model
3. OS issues / Virus issues ...

Few things just to rule out any other issues ..

A better forum for you it Asus ROG Forum and Notebookreview forum

http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?8888-G73JH-BSOD-s-(Random-amp-in-SWTOR)
http://forum.notebookreview.com/asus-gaming-notebook-forum/

Regards,
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post #9 of 47
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thanks for the info pal, and yeah,i i realized that one of the memory modules is under the MOBO, i already bought the memory sticks, bought 2 Crucial 4gb @1333Mhz, so now my laptop is running with 3x4GB @1333Mhz + 1x2GB @1333Mhz, that is 14GB TOTAL, the blue screen issue went away, nonetheless, i have freezing issues, not frequent, but it happens every once in a while at startup while windows is loading the programs, is the only issue that i have so far, at first i did have BSOD, but then i decided to swap the memories's slots, so i placed the 2 Crucial sticks in slot 1 and 3, and the other 4gb in slot 2, slot 4 is being used by the 2gb, and since then, my laptop has been behaving pretty good, excepts for the random freezes at startup that i mentioned, so i am deducting that one of my sticks is faulty, i will get another 2x4GB from Crucial this next month probably, i just need to know how to remove the memory stick that is under the mobo, if anyone can help me with that i would appreciate it immenselly biggrin.gif
post #10 of 47
Hi Wolfnuka,

Check this link and also check youtube ...Asus G73 disassemble

http://btoforums.com/showthread.php?t=2735

http://www.google.ca/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=8&sqi=2&ved=0CIIBELcCMAc&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DrwpdRyvIxq0&ei=TuymT4OMDs3aggfE1KTJAQ&usg=AFQjCNHBIX8tKzMzU60QYIWQS58Pn3YTKw


you can download the Asus service guide (only chapter 2 is required and available so far ..and its enough to get the job done)

http://rapidlibrary.com/files/asus-g73-disassembly-guide-zip_ulzwvnbwq8i89on.html

I wouldn't recommend this approach if you have no experience in disassembling a Notebook/Laptop or minimum a PC. it requires a precision screwdriver set and at minimum 2 or more hrs based on your capability. Will need to get help if you need are not familiar with this stuff. It is tricky pay , SPECIAL attention to the ribbon cables - small once with latch's to be lifted and there are once you need to pull out. DO NOT pull by wires.

Watch any/all videos if you are not familiar with disassembly.


There is no easy way for the one memory stick on the other side ... Once you remove the key board and the top cover ...you can see the Memory stick.

The issues - Freezes could be due to the placing different types of memory sticks , make sure you have all CL timings and voltages same. (G73 can go up to 32GB). Run Memtest86 or Memtest86+ ...it is important.

BTW. Pls. post your Crucial RAM specs. BTW.

Hope this will help.
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