Zephyrus G14: Can I do this ?

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  1. coolgus

    coolgus Newbie

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    Hi,

    I'm interested to by Zephyrus G14 but with 32GB RAM. The only configuration I see in amazon, has 16gb. From the reviews I saw that the 8GB is integrated to the chipset and the other 8GB is on a single dimm which I can replace.

    My question is, if I replace this dimm with a 32gb one, will it work ? I guess I'll have 32 + 8 =40GB RAM but is this normal or do you suggest to wait and buy a 32GB model directly ?

    Thanks
     
  2. JRey

    JRey Notebook Evangelist

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    Yes, it'll work. Just make sure to get 3200MHz ram to match the soldered on RAM speeds.
     
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    Peto Pedro Notebook Guru

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    Why on earth u nee so much ram??? when 16 is not used 100%
     
  4. coolgus

    coolgus Newbie

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    maybe in your case, certainly not in mine
     
  5. Buehlar

    Buehlar Notebook Enthusiast

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    Replace the 8GB module with this: https://www.newegg.com/crucial-32gb-260-pin-ddr4-so-dimm/p/N82E16820156241?Item=N82E16820156241
     
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  6. Deks

    Deks Notebook Prophet

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    I'm currently using 32GB on my PH517-61 because I do both productivity and gaming, so, that is what I'd consider minimum for this type of workload.
    Productivity software (especially 3d rendering, post processing and video editing software - just to name a few) can easily chew through A LOT of RAM.

    I have been using 16GB up until recently on this machine, but I figured that this wasn't enough for what I intend on using it for when my classes begin.

    Even now with about 61 tabs open in Brave browser and just watching something in PotPlayer, my system is currently using 10.7GB (about 34% of my total system RAM) - compressed.
    16GB however is considered 'committed' (for other system functions).
    So, I'm 'left' with roughly 20.3GB or 16GB for productivity and/or gaming - which quite frankly may seem like a lot, but trust me, it can be easily gobbled up by productivity software.

    I can also upgrade to 64GB RAM on this machine (which I will in about a year's time, or possibly sooner).
    You can never have 'too much RAM' in these situations, and I plan on keep using this machine for another 4 or 5 years.

    Even when it comes to 'regular use', I think 16GB would be considered something of a standard in 2020. Why?
    Mainly because your system will allocate available RAM as its needed and even regularly used software has become more RAM hungry... and the more RAM you have, the more efficiently the system will run.
    Even if you game, 16GB RAM is actually recommended to have - although technically, you CAN run games with less RAM.

    Past 16GB, there won't be much of a difference in games, but if you do video editing/post processing, the time needed to finish a render of a processed video in software such as Adobe After Effects (or an equivalent) will actually be lower on systems with more RAM.
    In comparison between systems with Adobe After Effects using 16GB, 32GB and 64GB, a video finished rendering in just 17 seconds on a system with 64 GB RAM.
    If it used 32GB, the video finished rendering in 39 seconds.
    A system with 16GB finished in 52 seconds.

    Granted, this is not always going to be the same across all productivity software, but in general if you do productivity, 64GB can be very useful.
     
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  7. saturnotaku

    saturnotaku Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    Editing a 4K/60 fps video with effects and plugins can take upwards of 40-50 GB of RAM.
     
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  8. Ed. Yang

    Ed. Yang Notebook Evangelist

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    G14 is certainly small n compact, pack with good specs that shall not be missed by potential buyers that going towards portable work stations. However, there wont be 100% perfections that there will often be a imperfect field... in this day and age of laptop design, it's either non removable battery that will turn little group of buyers off, limitation on one channel upgradable RAM or soldered WiFi module will disappoints some as well...
    i suggest that u hold and wait for the release of ThinkPad L14 with Ryzen CPU... where the RAM channels is upgradable on both.
     
  9. TriBeard

    TriBeard Notebook Evangelist

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    The biggest consideration is that if you upgrade to anything beyond the stock 16gb of ram you'll lose dual channel ram (since the two "sticks" won't match). This could have performance implications depending on what you use.
     
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    You'll lose dual channel after the initial 16gb of ram is used.
    So for the first 16gb of memory that you use, you'll have dual channel speed. If you are using more ram than that, the next X amount of ram will only run in single channel.
     
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