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G74SX with 1600mhz RAM

Discussion in 'ASUS Gaming Notebook Forum' started by spaceninja818, Mar 10, 2012.

  1. spaceninja818

    spaceninja818 Notebook Enthusiast

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    I switched the 1333mhz ram that came with my G74 with 1600mhz RAM, but CPU-Z still shows it running at 1333mhz. Is there a way to adjust the speed manually?

    My G74SX is the AH71 model with 2670qm. It came with 16Gb of RAM which I replaced with Samsung Green DDR3 4x4Gb that I got from Fry's. Is it incompatible to run at 1600mhz in G74? Should I return it and get different type of RAM? Can someone help me please?
     
  2. Heihachi88

    Heihachi88 Notebook Deity

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    G74SX would support up to 1866MHZ ram, check the manual about placing them in a ram slots.
     
  3. Yiddo

    Yiddo Believe, Achieve, Receive

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    spaceninja818 Notebook Enthusiast

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    But my M17x which has the same type of CPU as my G74 seems to be running at 1600mhz. CPU-Z shows it running at 797.5.
     
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    Yiddo Believe, Achieve, Receive

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    Exactly the same CPU?
     
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    pau1ow Notebook Deity

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    As long as you use PnP RAM (Corsair, HyperX), whatever SB CPU will take the extra bandwith (1600, 1866) even the 2630/2670qm !
     
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    Catzoo Notebook Evangelist

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    pau1ow Notebook Deity

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    THey will work straight away with any SB I7 CPU at the right frequency :) -1600 in your case
     
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    Catzoo Notebook Evangelist

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    Great, found them for even cheaper on my local retailer , 44€ for 8Gig of this model , i think i'll give it a shot next month to see if i can get a real boost from stock one.
     
  10. James D

    James D Notebook Virtuoso

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    Don't want to self-promote but my thread shows many advantages of Corsair Vengeance.
    I bought this RAM recently and soon will receive it. But I already know all I need to choose it over some overpriced metal heat-spreaded HyperX.
    Even stock clocks of Corsair are better than HyperX' one.
     

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