Monday, June 25, 2012

Samsung Series 9 np900x4c with 16GB RAM

I mentioned in a previous post that you could upgrade your laptop's RAM to 16GB. Well, see for yourself.

 If you're wondering why my 15" SS9 has the Samsung SSD, it's because I stole it from my old 13".







16 comments:

  1. Do you think the ram could be upgraded on the 13.3" version as well?

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    1. Unfortunately it can't be... unless you have the pre-2012 model.

      Here's my investigation of the 13":
      http://uselesspuzzles.blogspot.com/2012/03/13-ultrabook-with-8gb-ram.html

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  2. I upgraded my NP900X4C-A03US a few days ago to 16GB as well. I found some Mushkin RAM that runs at 1.28V instead of the 1.5V that the Samsung-manufactured RAM that came with the computer does -- the JEDEC timing parameters are the same. The lower operating voltage will help with battery life:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226323

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    1. Great idea! Any way you could do a run-down test & post the new battery usage with the 1.28V RAM?

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  3. How's the Mushkin RAM working out for you T.? I have the np900x4c-a01us and thinking of getting the Mushkin 16gb ram set or the Komputer set Will Stone's recommended on Amazon.

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  4. I wouldn't get the Komputer set on Amazon. Had it installed and running but then it crapped out a week later. Ordering Mushkin RAM recommended by T... as it matches all specs of the RAM that came with the computer.

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    1. thanks for the feedback. i've used komputer 16gB on 3 machines and they've worked flawlessly for me. guess it's just luck of the draw

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  5. One simple question,
    The AES-NI instructions are working for you? I can't get it working in Truecrypt or detected by CPU-Z..

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    1. it's supposed to be supported by tc7...

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    2. it's supposed to be supported by tc7...

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    3. Even Intel Processor ID Utility don't show support for AES in mine.
      NP900X4D with i5 3317U here.
      Looks like a BIOS issue, no updates till now...

      For the record, in NP900X4D Samsung changed aluminium black for magnesium silver, RAM for 1 x 4gb A-DATA 1600 (and blocked purposely AES-NI???)

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  6. Hello Will,

    Do you think this kit will work on 900X4C?

    http://www.corsair.com/en/vengeance-16gb-high-performance-laptop-memory-upgrade-kit-cmsx16gx3m2a1600c10.html

    Many Thanks,

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    1. G'day Nelson, I upgraded with this RAM last week along with the Crucial M4 256GB mSata drive and it worked perfectly.

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  7. I just ordered 2 8Gb crucial sticks to try this very thing. Have you ever thought about swapping in an i7-3520M CPU? According to cpu-world they are compatible. Has anyone tried this? It would be awesome to go from 1.9 Ghz to 2.9 Ghz with this upgrade.

    http://www.cpu-world.com/Compare/172/Intel_Core_i7_Mobile_i7-3517U_vs_Intel_Core_i7_Mobile_i7-3520M_(BGA).html

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    1. hmm i'd be very surprised if the cpu was removable! lmk if you try it... i was fine with the one it came with!

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    2. Hi Steve, i would love to know if you were successful. I love this laptop and dont feel the need to spend 1500 on another latpop that i might not love as much..so being able to upgrade the cpu would be awesome as I have already upgraded to 1TB SSD & 16GB RAM..with an i7 and the other upgrades it would get a renewal of life for another 2+ yrs..

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