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I want more RAM, but not sure if my system can support it.


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#1 1010220

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Posted 27 April 2016 - 08:09 PM

Mod Edit:  Merged topics - Hamluis.

 

Hi and thanks for checking out my issue!

 

I have an ASUS M60J laptop.  Everyplace spec sheet I've seen tells me that the max amount of RAM my system will support is 4GB, however I was told in a forum that this may not be the case.  This is what I was told:

 

"After looking up your system specs, your laptop supports DDR3-1333 (PC3-10600).  At the time the manufacturer created the specs, 8GB so-dim were not likely avalable.  8GB dims will likely work, however, if you want to play it safe 4GB per dim will work per the manufacturers specs."

 

This person seemed very intelligent and super helpful, but it was a forum for video related matters.  So I thought it would be best to come here and see what you guys think before I buy extra RAM.  I hope he's right, because I would love to upgrade to 16GB of RAM.  Even 8GB would nice.

 

 Thanks for you help!


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Posted 27 April 2016 - 08:48 PM

Hi -

Please download SPECCY from Piriform, after running for a few minutes you will see a screen with details.

 

Click on File (top left side) > Click Yes to Proceed to Publish > Then you get a http://.speccy.com/result ///////// result

Please Copy and Paste this result (only) in your next reply, and not pictures of the computer etc.

 

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Posted 27 April 2016 - 09:07 PM

Here is the bleeping tutorial

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/323892/publish-a-snapshot-using-speccy/#entry1797792


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Posted 27 April 2016 - 09:10 PM

http://speccy.piriform.com/results/BwJmCJzmkdSqB5WkyQQtZ0D



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Posted 27 April 2016 - 10:11 PM

That speccy result isn't going to help guys... If the spec sheet says something different that what you believe to be the case, the only way to check is to contact the manufacturer.
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Posted 27 April 2016 - 10:13 PM

Crucial, one of the major memory manufacturers, has tool that you can download that will scan your system and tell you the current and max memory possible. They'll show you memory you can buy from their site but their's no obligation to purchase from them. You can find the memory tool here.

 

Works great. i've used it many times.



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Posted 27 April 2016 - 10:51 PM

Crucial is showing 4gb but it won't hurt to check, and contact them if you need to.

http://www.crucial.com/usa/en/compatible-upgrade-for/ASUS/m60j

Ausus as you all know is showing 4gb

 

But there are people reporting using 8gb, works and is recognized, but the chips aren't designed perfectly for this application.

http://forum.notebookreview.com/threads/asus-m-series-memory-upgrade.514659/page-2

 

Intel is saying 8gb also.

http://ark.intel.com/products/43122/Intel-Core-i7-720QM-Processor-6M-Cache-1_60-GHz#@specifications

 

This site is boasting some options, but I don't know any of this to be true, just providing you with some links.

https://www.ramcity.com.au/upgrade/asus/m-series-notebook/m60j/132842


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Posted 27 April 2016 - 11:12 PM

You guys are the best!  Special thanks to PCPunk for the awesome links.  Thanks for taking time out or your day to help out a stranger.



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Posted 27 April 2016 - 11:13 PM

If you decide to try 8 gigs just make sure you order from a reputable dealer with a good return policy, that way if it doesn't work you can just return it and no harm done.

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Posted 27 April 2016 - 11:58 PM

You guys are the best!  Special thanks to PCPunk for the awesome links.  Thanks for taking time out or your day to help out a stranger.

No problem, just know that I am not that familiar with sourcing RAM, but it looks like it should work.  The only chips available seem to be over kill for the app, but they work, good luck!


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Posted 29 April 2016 - 10:05 PM

I just installed PNY 2x8GB Dual Channel PC Memory Kit for a total of 16GB RAM, and it seems to have worked somehow.  I'd like to provide a few screenies on here so that I can show you guys.  It's not apparent for some reason.  How can I do that?



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Posted 29 April 2016 - 10:13 PM

ASUS M60J with 4GB ram capacity.  I just installed 16GB and windows is recognizing it, and I'm pretty sure it's 100% functioning.  I have a few screen shots I'd like to share, but I'm a newbie on this forum and for the life of me can't figure out how to attach an image.  Anyone interested in seeing my screenies? 



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Posted 29 April 2016 - 10:25 PM

I use 'tinypic" ....

 

Click on browse.......select the image you wish to upload.....then click on Upload Now...(you may have to complete a robot test.)...

 

you then get the opportunity to share the image....the box further down the page is entitled "direct link for layouts"

 

click on it so it greys the box....then right click and copy

 

Go to your topic page, and click on "IMAGE" (it is the 10th icon after the "bold" icon.....paste the url in the box that opens...click ok.......your image will open click on Post !...and you are done


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Posted 29 April 2016 - 10:31 PM

It's not apparent for some reason.

Run speccy again... It may be that your laptop isn't compatible after all.
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Posted 29 April 2016 - 10:31 PM

Thanks Condobloke!!

 

So from the images below, would you all say that my PC is definitely good with the 16GB of RAM I just added?

 

 

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