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Upgrade laptop to 8GB of ram

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December 30, 2012 10:38:36 PM

My laptop is an ASUS n53J and it has 4 gig of ram (2x2GB). It has 4 slots. I want to replace the 4gb of ram with 2x4GB ram. But I was thinking of not removing the 4GB ram and add another 8GB for a total of 12GB of ram. The configuration would be 2x2GB and 2x4GB.
Will it work or I am better having 2x4GB running at dual channel?

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December 31, 2012 12:46:28 AM

Are you sure there are four RAM slots in that laptop?

I check the specifications-it has only two so that you can only use the RAM up to 8GB (2x4GB).
December 31, 2012 1:12:53 AM

I am sure, I already opened the back of the laptop and also checked it on CPU-Z. I think it is a ASUS N53Jq.
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December 31, 2012 2:09:41 AM

Because you post it for N53j, but for the n53jq you can just add the other 2x4Gb to it. The laptop can use up to 16GB RAM. As long s you run the RAM in the pairs then they will run at dual channel.
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