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51d
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Posted:2/6/2010 10:49:00 PM # 1
Hello everybody,
I'd like to upgrade my Asus M70Sa (2x2GB installed) to 8 GB (2x4GB Modules) RAM.

Is this possible?
On the following link there is written 'up to 4 GB upgrade':
http://www.asus.de/product.aspx?P_ID=lyYzpKpdooWHNnna&content=specifications
Is this meant by Slot or overall?

If I can install two 4 GB Modules, does the frequency have to be the same?

Original installation:
DDR2 667 MHz SDRAM, 2 x SODIMM socket for expansion up to 4GB SDRAM

I have found following available products witch would be interessting:
Product one:

Kingston SO-DDR2 8GB Kit PC2-6400 CL6 (2x 4GB)

800MHz, 512Mx64, 200Pin


Product two:

Kingston SO-DDR2 8GB Kit PC2-5400 (2x 4GB)

667MHz, Non-ECC, CL5, 200Pin, KVR667D2S5K2/8G Lifetime Warranty


Thanks for any help!

Best Regards, 51d

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Dr.Raro
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Posted:2/8/2010 11:49:00 PM # 2
Hi dear,

I am also 'd like to upgrade my Asus M70Sa to 8 GB, I decide to go to Asus .
But I am sure the frequency must to be the same DDR2 667 MHz SDRAM or above,
No problem about pin 240 or 200.
Please Tell Me What's New.


Thanks


 

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Fabian
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Posted:2/9/2010 12:11:00 AM # 3
2 x SODIMM socket for expansion up to 4GB SDRAM means max 4gb.  You can also look at the intel site to verify the max memory your intel chipset supports.

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Posted:2/9/2010 12:14:00 AM # 4
If you put in DDR2 800, it will probably boot, but it will still run at 667.  Matched sticks will give best performance.  All that aside, I am not sure if your motherboard is limited to 4 GB or not, as the BIOS needs to have support for it.  Try asking at the Asus boards on Notebook review, as many users there have tried different memory configurations, and may be able to tell you if it works.

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51d
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Posted:2/9/2010 1:55:00 AM # 5
In the chipset specs:
System Memory Support
• Supports dual-channel DDR2 SDRAM • One SO-DIMM connector (or memory module) per channel • Two memory channel configurations supported
— Dual channel interleaved
— Dual channel asymmetric • Maximum memory supported: 4 GB • Intel® Flex Memory Technology support • 64-bit wide per channel • Support for DDR2 at 667 MHz and 533 MHz • 256-Mb, 512-Mb, and 1-Gb memory technologies supported • Support for x8 and x16 devices • Support for DDR2 On-Die Termination (ODT) • Supports partial writes to memory using data mask signals (DM) • Dynamic rank power-down • No support for Fast Chip Select mode • No support for ECC

But there are 2x 2GB in it now - this also would be not supported as stated above - right (256, 512 and 1gb memory supported).

So there is no possibility to get 8 GB Ram according the statement in the Chipset features...

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51d
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Posted:2/9/2010 2:07:00 AM # 6
I have posted my question on notebookreview.com - we'll see if they know more :).

Also - I have found some posts (on notebookreview.com) of successful upgrades > 4 GB.

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Posted:2/9/2010 5:06:00 AM # 7

I have just used ( SiSoftware Sandra Professional Business 2009 )

System Memory Controller

Location : Mainboard

Error Correction Capability : None

Number of Memory Slots : 2

Maximum Installable Memory : 8GB

BANK0 - SODIMM0 : N/A N/A N/A N/A SO-DIMM Synchronous DDR2 2GB/64 @ 667MHz

BANK1 - SODIMM1 : N/A N/A N/A N/A SO-DIMM Synchronous DDR2 2GB/64 @ 667MHz

Chipset

Model : ASUS Mobile PM965/GM965/GL960 Express Processor to DRAM Controller

Revision : A4

Bus : Intel AGTL+

Front Side Bus Speed : 4x 384MHz (1.54GHz)

Maximum FSB Speed : 4x 200MHz (800MHz)

Width : 64-bit

I/O Queue Depth : 12 request(s)

Maximum Bus Bandwidth : 12GB/s




 

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51d
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Posted:2/14/2010 5:12:00 PM # 8
Hi,
I'm getting no answers on notebookreviews.com, sandra got me following output (sorry, german version):
System
Hersteller : Asus
Modell : M70SA
Version : 1.0

System Speichersteuerung
Ort : Mainboard
Fehlerkorrektur : Kein(e)
Anzahl von Speichersteckpl‰tzen : 2
Maximal installierbarer Speicher : 8GB
BANK0 - SODIMM0 : N/A N/A N/A N/A SO-DIMM Synchron DDR2 2GB/64 @ 667MHz
BANK1 - SODIMM1 : N/A N/A N/A N/A SO-DIMM Synchron DDR2 2GB/64 @ 667MHz

Chipsatz
Modell : ASUS Mobile PM965/GM965/GL960 Express Processor to DRAM Controller
OEM Ger‰tename : Intel Mobile PM965/GM965/GL960 Express Processor to DRAM Controller
Revision : A4
Bus : Intel AGTL+
Front Side Bus Geschwindigkeit : 4x 200MHz (800MHz)
Maximale FSB-Geschwindigkeit : 4x 200MHz (800MHz)
Breite : 64-bit
EA Warteschlangentiefe : 12 Anfrage(n)
Maximale Busbandbreite : 6.25GB/s
Maximaler Strom : 8.00W

Logische/Chipsatz Speicherb‰nke
Bank 0 : 1GB DDR2 SO-DIMM 5-5-5-15 3-20-5-3 1T
Bank 1 : 1GB DDR2 SO-DIMM 5-5-5-15 3-20-5-3 1T
Bank 4 : 1GB DDR2 SO-DIMM 5-5-5-15 3-20-5-3 1T
Bank 5 : 1GB DDR2 SO-DIMM 5-5-5-15 3-20-5-3 1T
Maximal installierbarer Speicher : 8GB
Unterst¸tzte Speichertypen : DDR2 SO-DIMM
Kan‰le : 2
Speicherbusgeschwindigkeit : 2x 333MHz (666MHz)
Maximale Speichergeschwindigkeit : 2x 333MHz (666MHz)
Multiplikator : 10/6x
Breite : 64-bit
FMA - Unterst¸tzung  f¸r Fast Memory Access : Nein
Auffrischrate : 7.80µs
Stromsparmodus : Nein
Fixed Hole pr‰sent : Nein
Maximale Speicherbusbandbreite : 10.4GB/s

So is the sandra information more reliable than the chipset information from intel? :)

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