Extend RAM memory

goldmembers

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I have a M17x bough last year, i only have 6g RAM and I want to know if its possible to extend it or useless because Win7 64 bits cant read more memory.

Ty.
 

DDuB420

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*thread moved to correct forum*

Yes you can go up to 32GB (4x8GB sticks)
2 slots are under the bottom cover, the other 2 are under the keyboard.

Check the sticky on this forum (service manual) for instructions on how to get to them
 

MVLS CROWNZ

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DDub420 will the Motherboard of M17x R3 use the full potential of 32gb. Also you think will see a major differences between 16-32gigs
 

AeonSoul

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Depending on what version of windows you have. I think Home edition supports up to 16GB, and no, you won't notice any real difference unless you do a tons of benchmarks.
 

AeonSoul

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I bought Corsair Vengeance for my m17x r3, and I'm pretty sure that 90% of the people that swapped ram out are using the same. You can find them on amazon.
And yes you can do it by yourself, it's pretty easy.
 

shankc

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Depending on what version of windows you have. I think Home edition supports up to 16GB, and no, you won't notice any real difference unless you do a tons of benchmarks.

Yeah windows 7 home premium only recognises 16gb. Pro and Ultimate recognise the full 32gb but 16gb is plenty. I wish I new that when I purchased my alienware. As I would of stuck with home premium as I have USB key for reinstalling windows home premium and it backs up all your stuff if you plug in an external Harddrive and puts it back on when you reinstall operating system. Good little bit of tech but its sitting in my draw collecting dust as I went for pro to use the full 32gb but I don't need that much ram. Should of done my homework lol. As alienware won't ship me one with pro on as it was only for use with my xps I was rudely told by rep and I don't have it as I part exd it for my alienware. Their mad told them I would pay shipping but still no :mad:
 
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