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Wannabe Geek

# 175139 18-Jun-2015 18:01
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Hi all,

I was looking at potential buying an ASUS ROG G501JW.
Link below to Playtech's item:

I want to buy and stock laptop and then add a M.2 SSD and potentially add some more RAM.

I noticed that some sites have a max 12gb RAM model and others have a max 16gb RAM model. All laptops start with 8gb already.

I enquired about the 16gb model and was told that there was only 1 RAM slot, which I thought was the case and would require 16gb for the 1 slot.

Somewhere else I enquired, the 16gb model would require 2 x 8gb of memory so do some models have 2 slots? They all seem to be same model number.

If anyone could shed some light on this, that would be great. Or suggestions for other gaming laptops 15.6" and lightweight (around 2kg) for around $2000.


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  # 1327476 18-Jun-2015 19:02
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That notebook has one DIMM slot (Max 8GB) with an additional 4GB or 8GB of soldered (non-changeable) RAM.
If it lists max 16GB then 8GB is soldered on and if it lists max 12gb then 4GB is soldered on.

The playtech listing is a bit conflicted -> 2x4GB but max support 16GB; if it is 2x4GB the best you can do is swap one of the 4GB sticks for an 8GB stick (there are no 16GB sticks for laptops) for 12GB.

I would prob go for that or the MSI equivalent (Asus one is a bit cheaper though at the moment). Looks like a decent laptop

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  # 1327481 18-Jun-2015 19:15
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the one linked can have a max of 12GB of ram


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Wannabe Geek

  # 1327763 19-Jun-2015 11:37
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Thanks for response!

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