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  1. Meaker@Sager

    Meaker@Sager Company Representative

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    That's about as close as you can get.
     
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    Hey there, fellas!

    Been digging around to see if I could connect an eGpu through the 3g/mSata slot, under the premise that it *could* be mPcie friendly (as the 3g minicard is mPcie), to avoid having to dispense with the Wifi minicard to free up the only other mPcie port.

    Long story short, 3g module compatibility (and thus *potential* mPcie compatibility of the slot) depends on the exact board model you have for the W230SS. These are, to my knowledge, the following 4:

    -6-77-W230SS00-D02A-3#10 MAIN BOARD V2.0A ( W/O 3G,TPM)
    -6-77-W230SS00-D02A-2#10 MAIN BOARD V2.0A(W/O 3G) ( W/TPM)
    -6-77-W230SS00-D02A-1#10 MAIN BOARD V2.0A ( W/3G)(W/O TPM)
    -6-77-W230SS00-D02A#10 MAIN BOARD V2.0A(W/3G,TPM)

    Alas, I'm out of luck! Mine is the first one listed, which is not set for 3g from factory. But regardless, I thought I would share this information with other users that might want to know if they can install something on said slot. It also specifies if the board would accept TPM.

    If you are out of luck too, you could swap the motherboard and install antennas. But that's it.

    I hope this helps someone!
     
  3. ToNyDeLaPiNaTa

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    Hey there, guys!

    I recently graduated as an amateur computer handyman by breaking my first ram module lol.

    I know. No, please, hold your applause...

    I had two 8 gb sticks an it is now running fine on one (yay for redundancy!). Still, I started looking at sticks and I realized I know very little about it.

    More gygabites and frequency seems to be better overall (taking CL into account, too) but there are limits by virtue of chipset (HM87), processor (4940mx here), OS (16 gb Win10) and possibly others, but:

    -What are the actual maxes for the W230SS? Not taking into account OS.

    -How does all this interact with the Prema Bios? And what about overclocking? Is there any difference between factory overclocked sticks and "home" ones?

    I might be a little confused and help would be appreciated. I know I should not fret too much about it since the performance yield is very small, but I want to know regardless.
     
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    2133mhz if the IMC will cope.
     
  5. ToNyDeLaPiNaTa

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    Thanks for the response!

    I don't fully understand, tho. Say I got a couple of HyperX Impact sticks at 2133Mhz from factory for a good price. Are they not guaranteed to work at that frequency?
     
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    No, Intel only guarantees the chip has been tested to 1600Mhz.
     
  7. ToNyDeLaPiNaTa

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    I see. So if I were to get the aforementioned sticks:

    -Would they work albeit at 1600 instead of 2133?

    -Can they still be overclocked manually to approach their max frequencies in some degree?
     
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    Have you checked your BIOS for options? 1866Mhz is safe usually.
     
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    Yep. Prema Bios. It allows you to set higher frequencies within a custom DIMM profile up to 2667. Can play with a lot other parameters, too.

    It is just that I have never really thought about RAM clocks up until now , since I never really had to upgrade RAM =/. No idea how the process looks like in practice, apart from sticks in and out.
     
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