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Installing more RAM to an MSI GE60 ?

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July 7, 2013 11:36:02 PM

So, I have an MSI GE60 0ND laptop with an intelCore i5, 8gb RAM and an Nvida Geforce GTX660M. Basically I want to upgrade my RAM to 16gb, is this possible and if so, how? :)  Thanks for all the help in advance :) 
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July 8, 2013 9:16:18 AM

Henri Virtanen said:
So, I have an MSI GE60 0ND laptop with an intelCore i5, 8gb RAM and an Nvida Geforce GTX660M. Basically I want to upgrade my RAM to 16gb, is this possible and if so, how? :)  Thanks for all the help in advance :) 


Hi,

Yes it is possible. You can install two 8 GB modules for the maximum upgrade of 16 GB. Check if the existing 8 GB is a single 8 GB or two 4 GB modules, then upgrade accordingly.

Check out this link for compatible memory upgrades: http://www.memorystock.com/memory/MicrostarIntGE600ND.h...

Good luck!
July 8, 2013 9:39:49 AM

Thank you ! So I have to open the back cover of the laptop and take a peek inside, how far do i have to dig until i catch a glimpse of the memory?
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July 8, 2013 10:50:58 AM

Henri Virtanen said:
Thank you ! So I have to open the back cover of the laptop and take a peek inside, how far do i have to dig until i catch a glimpse of the memory?


Dissassembly is not necessary. You can just use their scan utility: http://www.memorystock.com/memscanner/SysInfo.exe
July 8, 2013 11:38:17 AM

OK this is what I got!

Compatible memory required for : Model Name: GE60 0NC\0ND | Motherboard Model: MS-16GA | Maximum Memory: 32 GB | Total Slots: 4 (Currently Memory in 2 Slots) | Memory Size: 4096 MB,4096 MB, | Memory Speeds:1600 MHz,1600 MHz, | Processor Speed: 2501 |
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July 8, 2013 11:48:14 AM

Henri Virtanen said:
OK this is what I got!

Compatible memory required for : Model Name: GE60 0NC\0ND | Motherboard Model: MS-16GA | Maximum Memory: 32 GB | Total Slots: 4 (Currently Memory in 2 Slots) | Memory Size: 4096 MB,4096 MB, | Memory Speeds:1600 MHz,1600 MHz, | Processor Speed: 2501 |


The scan report shows two 4 GB modules installed. Though the '4' slots might be incorrect. This model has only 2 slots. You can replace one of the existing modules or replace both modules with 8 GB each for the maximum upgrade.

Do another scan using the CPU Z app: ftp.cpuid.com/cpu-z/cpu-z_1.65-en.zip

If even in this application shows 4 slots, then you can upgrade upto 32 GB. But I believe it'll show 2 slots, occupied with two 4 GB modules of PC3-12800.
July 8, 2013 12:03:52 PM

well i clicked on the SPD tab and after that on the drop down menu for memory slot selection and it shows 4 different slots:

In slot 1, it's listed to have 4gb of RAM DDR3, slot 2 is empty, slot 3 is listed to have 4gb of RAM DDR3 and slot 4 is empty.

I ran both the 32 bit and 64 bit version and both showed the same thing.
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July 8, 2013 12:17:05 PM

Henri Virtanen said:
well i clicked on the SPD tab and after that on the drop down menu for memory slot selection and it shows 4 different slots:

In slot 1, it's listed to have 4gb of RAM DDR3, slot 2 is empty, slot 3 is listed to have 4gb of RAM DDR3 and slot 4 is empty.

I ran both the 32 bit and 64 bit version and both showed the same thing.


This seems confusing. According to official specs, it has to have 2 Slots only. If you can remove the access panel under the laptop like in this below pic, then you can have your final answer. Two 8 GB. As you see white and yellow stickers.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7059/7001384708_8c310437c...

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