Monty M18
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Area-51m, memory upgrade 128GB?

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Hi,

Just ordered Area-51m i9-9900K RTX 2080. Has anyone tried to upgrade the RAM to 128GB? What is the maximum I can reach here? If Yes, what RAM manufacturer should I go with? πŸ™‚

Thanks, Monty

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Re: Area-51m, memory upgrade 128GB?

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Hi @Monty M18,

Memory specifications
Description Values
Slots

Four SoDIMM slots

Type

DDR4

Speed

2400 MHz

Maximum memory

64 GB

Minimum memory

8 GB

Memory size per slot

4 GB, 8 GB, and 16 GB

Configurations supported

 

  • 8 GB DDR4 at 2400 MHz (1 x 8 GB)
  • 16 GB DDR4 at 2400 MHz (2 x 8 GB)
  • 32 GB DDR4 at 2400 MHz (2 x 16 GB)
  • 64 GB DDR4 at 2400 MHz (4 x 16 GB)
NOTE: The computer is shipped with these default configurations. You can also configure the memory according to the supported memory per slot.

 

So, 64GB is the maximum validated RAM for your system. Regarding manufacturers, you can use: Kingston, Toshiba or Samsung.


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Re: Area-51m, memory upgrade 128GB?

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Hi @Monty M18,

Memory specifications
Description Values
Slots

Four SoDIMM slots

Type

DDR4

Speed

2400 MHz

Maximum memory

64 GB

Minimum memory

8 GB

Memory size per slot

4 GB, 8 GB, and 16 GB

Configurations supported

 

  • 8 GB DDR4 at 2400 MHz (1 x 8 GB)
  • 16 GB DDR4 at 2400 MHz (2 x 8 GB)
  • 32 GB DDR4 at 2400 MHz (2 x 16 GB)
  • 64 GB DDR4 at 2400 MHz (4 x 16 GB)
NOTE: The computer is shipped with these default configurations. You can also configure the memory according to the supported memory per slot.

 

So, 64GB is the maximum validated RAM for your system. Regarding manufacturers, you can use: Kingston, Toshiba or Samsung.


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Re: Area-51m, memory upgrade 128GB?

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HIDevolution who is an authorized Alienware reseller in Los Angeles has tested 128GB DDR4 2666MHz of RAM and it works albeit at 2400MHz. speeds for now. They had trouble getting it to boot at first but when they installed the RAM Modules one at a time and booting up after every module install, they got all 4 to work properly. That's how I've ordered my system hopefully Dell might give us a BIOS update to support 2666MHz. RAM

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ArchyGamer
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Re: Area-51m, memory upgrade 128GB?

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64GB is the maximum, right? ok... can i configure up to 48GB with this configuration (16GB DDR4 at 2400MHz (2 x 8 GB) + 32 GB DDR4 at 2400MHz (2 x 16 GB)) ? how i can do it?
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Re: Area-51m, memory upgrade 128GB?

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Hi @ArchyGamer

 

Can be done but is not something that we recommend since it can present issues. 

If you want to try it, you'll need to take this into consideration when purchasing the RAM: same brand, same size, same speed, same specs. 

 


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Fit_yannick
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Re: Area-51m, memory upgrade 128GB?

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When can we expect to go higher than 2400mhz?

mikeventrone
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Re: Area-51m, memory upgrade 128GB?

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Hi buddy, thank you for the trick. I'm gonna buy This laptop and as you said it works with 128gigs i'll buy separately. Which memory did you buy CRUCIAL? SAMSUNG? Thank you again.
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Re: Area-51m, memory upgrade 128GB?

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Good day, why that powerful system support only up to 2400mhz? its bottlenecking cpu performance, also my old aw15 r3 supported up to 2667mhz, and you can imagine my reaction when i realised that z390 chip can only handle 2400...

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