What maximum RAM on new Zenbook UX303UB?

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  1. Kuna

    Kuna Newbie

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    So, i bought this little gem here on Amazons EU page:

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    It is not here yet and i want to buy some RAM while i am at it. Problem is, that this page tells me, that the maximum usable RAM amounts to 8GB on the LN-Version. I am assuming, that it is the same motherboard like my newer version(?) .

    Is there a way to find out how much my incoming UX303UB can use properly? o_O
     
  2. Meaker@Sager

    Meaker@Sager Company Representative

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    It will use all the ram you put in it correctly. The article writers just don't understand asynchronus memory modes.

    Any available slot (where a sodimm is used and it's not all soldered on) should be able to accept up to 16gb for ddr4 and 8gb for ddr3.
     
  3. Kuna

    Kuna Newbie

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    And no Bios or OS would stop me from using that ,lets say, 16gb ddr4 RAM properly? I am asking,because someone else wrote similar stuff in the Reviews of the LB version.


    And let me just say:You are, like so often, a great help, Meaker.
     
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  5. Kuna

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    I did. Found out it has a maximum of 8 gig DDR3 Ram , which sounds ridiculously low.

    https://www.alternate.de/ASUS/ZENBOOK-UX303UB-R4021T-Notebook/html/product/1226821

    I ordered 8 gig Ram yesterday, so maybe ill send it back. Or do i have any sort of benefit of having that 8 gig stick in there? Can the machine even work with it(but just use 4 gig of the stick) ?

    Sorry for all those nooby questions, but since you are here i am so rude to ask you everything i can come up with :D

    Cheers
     
  6. Meaker@Sager

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    4gb + 8gb = 8gb dual channel with 4gb of single channel.
     
  7. ThuG_PoeT

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    Hi there,
    I'll give u a simple answer since i can see the cryptic replies you have been getting are confusing you.

    Yes your 8GB RAM stick will work, don't return it back. This Asus can handle a maximum of 12GB RAM = 4GB soldered on the motherboard + 8GB removable RAM.

    I hope that will clear your confusion :)
     
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    Hardly cryptic, I already said he can put 8GB in any available slot and it will work.
     
  9. shadoh6

    shadoh6 Newbie

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    I found this article on UX303 ram and how 8 GB might be better than 12 GB: http://www.pcmarket.com.au/blog/why-more-less-when-upgrading-memory-asus-zenbook-ux303ln

    This, combined with the numerous articles searchable on Google that show that 16 GB offers very marginal performance increases in real-world and practical usage case scenarios, means that although our max-min gamer brains might instinctually gravitate towards the highest number for any specification, upgrading to 12GB might not offer as much oomph as it seems.

    On the other hand, if you work with a lot of large video or picture files or have a penchant for compressing ludicrously large ZIP files, then the more RAM the merrier! Also, if you don't care about the cost-benefit ratio of purchasing 8GB over 4GB, then spend away! :D
     
  10. mattjones

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    I just installed a Micron 16GB PC3L-12800 DDR3L-1600Mhz 204Pin Unbuffered Sodimm Ram in my Asus U303U and it works perfectly, total 20GB, no need to change bios, it booted straight away and works under both Linux Mint and windows 10. I do a lot of Photo stitching so the extra ram is really handy. A bargain for $129.
     
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