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I bought the Asus PH315-51-71FS. I feel like i should up the RAM and and add a SATA.

FarishahmedFarishahmed Posts: 7Member New User
Some pointers on which brand and how many sticks to buy and their specs would be nice. JC4 drops to very low frame rates every now and then. Got me wondering if upgrading the RAM would make anything better. I've read that SSDs will make everything load faster. All help appreciated. Really new to this world of the insides of the machines.

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  • KamalikaKamalika Posts: 423
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    Hi Farishahmed,
    Yes surely you can enhance the performance by adding ram . Here are the specs.

    DDR4 2400/2666 SODIMM memory interface design: • DDR4 SODIMM slot x 2 • Maximum memory is up to 32GB
    Here is the storage specifications too.


    Please let me know if this answers your question

    If I answered your question, please mark my post "accept" to make it easier for others to find the answer!
  • FarishahmedFarishahmed Posts: 7 New User
    Accepted Answer
    Kamalika said:
    Hi Farishahmed,
    Yes surely you can enhance the performance by adding ram . Here are the specs.

    DDR4 2400/2666 SODIMM memory interface design: • DDR4 SODIMM slot x 2 • Maximum memory is up to 32GB
    Here is the storage specifications too.


    Please let me know if this answers your question
    if it isn't too much, can you help me choose 2 sticks of 8GB and an SSD of reasonable storage size? between 500 GB to a TB?
  • KamalikaKamalika Posts: 423
    Accepted Answer
    Hi Farishahmed,
     Thanks for your response. You can go for maximum 2 slots of 16GB each. 
    As for the SSD You can go for any brand. Personally I like the Samsung brand. But what ever you choose make sure to check the review before purchasing.

    If I answered your question, please mark my post "accept" to make it easier for others to find the answer!
  • KamalikaKamalika Posts: 423
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    Hi Farishahmed,
     Thanks for your response.  
    You have only one HDD bay and a M.2 slot, so you can install a M.2 SATA SSD or a M.2 NVMe SSD in the slot, you can install a M.2 SSD up to 512GB, transfer your OS to it and use the 1TB original HDD for additional storage.

    Examples of M.2 SSDs:
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Samsung-250GB-Solid-State-Drive/dp/B00TGIVZTW
    https://www.samsung.com/us/computing/memory-storage/solid-state-drives/ssd-960-evo-m-2-500gb-mz-v6e500bw/

    If I answered your question, please mark my post "accept" to make it easier for others to find the answer!

FAQ & Answers

  • KamalikaKamalika Posts: 423Ally
    Accepted Answer
    Hi Farishahmed,
    Yes surely you can enhance the performance by adding ram . Here are the specs.

    DDR4 2400/2666 SODIMM memory interface design: • DDR4 SODIMM slot x 2 • Maximum memory is up to 32GB
    Here is the storage specifications too.


    Please let me know if this answers your question

    If I answered your question, please mark my post "accept" to make it easier for others to find the answer!
  • FarishahmedFarishahmed Posts: 7Member New User
    Accepted Answer
    Kamalika said:
    Hi Farishahmed,
    Yes surely you can enhance the performance by adding ram . Here are the specs.

    DDR4 2400/2666 SODIMM memory interface design: • DDR4 SODIMM slot x 2 • Maximum memory is up to 32GB
    Here is the storage specifications too.


    Please let me know if this answers your question
    if it isn't too much, can you help me choose 2 sticks of 8GB and an SSD of reasonable storage size? between 500 GB to a TB?
  • FarishahmedFarishahmed Posts: 7Member New User
    Also, do i need 2 sticks or 1?  And will having 2 sticks of 16gb be more than necessary since this is a 1060?
  • KamalikaKamalika Posts: 423Ally
    Accepted Answer
    Hi Farishahmed,
     Thanks for your response. You can go for maximum 2 slots of 16GB each. 
    As for the SSD You can go for any brand. Personally I like the Samsung brand. But what ever you choose make sure to check the review before purchasing.

    If I answered your question, please mark my post "accept" to make it easier for others to find the answer!
  • FarishahmedFarishahmed Posts: 7Member New User
     😁Kamalika said:
    Hi Farishahmed,
     Thanks for your response. You can go for maximum 2 slots of 16GB each. 
    As for the SSD You can go for any brand. Personally I like the Samsung brand. But what ever you choose make sure to check the review before purchasing.
    There are different kinds of SSDs, right? Like m.2 and nvme and all that.. My Helios 300 PH315-51-71FS came with a 1tb m.2 i think.. can i change that to an nvme for 512gb just for OS and gaming? And storage 2 for other purposes like storing stuff.. 
    Thank you in advance
  • KamalikaKamalika Posts: 423Ally
    Accepted Answer
    Hi Farishahmed,
     Thanks for your response.  
    You have only one HDD bay and a M.2 slot, so you can install a M.2 SATA SSD or a M.2 NVMe SSD in the slot, you can install a M.2 SSD up to 512GB, transfer your OS to it and use the 1TB original HDD for additional storage.

    Examples of M.2 SSDs:
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Samsung-250GB-Solid-State-Drive/dp/B00TGIVZTW
    https://www.samsung.com/us/computing/memory-storage/solid-state-drives/ssd-960-evo-m-2-500gb-mz-v6e500bw/

    If I answered your question, please mark my post "accept" to make it easier for others to find the answer!
  • FarishahmedFarishahmed Posts: 7Member New User
    Thank you!! 😁 i have been waiting for your reply for a long time 😅 
  • KamalikaKamalika Posts: 423Ally
    Hi Farishahmed,
     Sorry for the delay in reply. Glad to know that I could answer your questions.

    If I answered your question, please mark my post "accept" to make it easier for others to find the answer!
  • xapimxapim Posts: 1,984Member Community Aficionado
    Personally i don't like ASUS :p


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    HDD: WD WD10SPZX-00HKTT0 1TB - 93.7%
    RAM: Kingston HyperX DDR4 2666 C15 2x16GB - 76.8%
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    I'm not an Acer employee. (just here to help in the best way i can)
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  • FarishahmedFarishahmed Posts: 7Member New User
    Kamalika said:
    Hi Farishahmed,
     Sorry for the delay in reply. Glad to know that I could answer your questions.
    I need one more thing.. is there like a manual or something for the laptop? Where'd you get the info about the RAM slots and etc that you posted as photo? I'd like to read it
  • xapimxapim Posts: 1,984Member Community Aficionado
    edited May 17
    Kamalika said:
    Hi Farishahmed,
     Sorry for the delay in reply. Glad to know that I could answer your questions.
    I need one more thing.. is there like a manual or something for the laptop? Where'd you get the info about the RAM slots and etc that you posted as photo? I'd like to read it
    Use cpuz to check the ram you have (2400/2666) and match both slots with 2 sodimms same clock/CL for dual channel it all depends on your budget if you want oem ram its cheaper if you want proper ram like hyperx etc you have to pay $$$/£££ for it but its well worth it


    https://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/11532543

    UserBenchmarks: Game 43%, Desk 61%, Work 40%
    CPU: Intel Core i5-7300HQ - 63.5%
    GPU: Nvidia GTX 1050-Ti (Mobile) - 41.9%
    SSD: WDC WDS200T2B0B-00YS70 2TB - 71.4%
    HDD: WD WD10SPZX-00HKTT0 1TB - 93.7%
    RAM: Kingston HyperX DDR4 2666 C15 2x16GB - 76.8%
    MBD: Acer Predator G3-572

    I'm not an Acer employee. (just here to help in the best way i can)
    If my answer fixed you issue please accept it for any other users who search for it would find it quickly thanks :)
    If you want to learn more about undervolting/optimizing windows join the Predator fb group and youtube channel:

    Owner/Admin (HOTEL HERO/Red-Sand/Opoka Opoka)
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/1969145569968592/
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNJwGUHxSJ8FKqAhnOqQuAw
    Acer support:
    https://www.acer.com/ac/en/US/content/service-contact
    http://www.acer.com/worldwide/support/  


  • FarishahmedFarishahmed Posts: 7Member New User
    xapim said:
    Kamalika said:
    Hi Farishahmed,
     Sorry for the delay in reply. Glad to know that I could answer your questions.
    I need one more thing.. is there like a manual or something for the laptop? Where'd you get the info about the RAM slots and etc that you posted as photo? I'd like to read it
    Use cpuz to check the ram you have (2400/2666) and match both slots with 2 sodimms same clock/CL for dual channel it all depends on your budget if you want oem ram its cheaper if you want proper ram like hyperx etc you have to pay $$$/£££ for it but its well worth it
    I have 2 rams.. 1 2400mhz and 1 2666 mhz.. total 24 gigs.. need to know about upgrading the storage to an m.2.. 
  • xapimxapim Posts: 1,984Member Community Aficionado
    edited May 19
    @Farishahmed <<<total 24 gigs.>>>>  thats bad really bad you cant mix rams with different clock this means you are only working with the lowest clock and single channel get another sodimm 2666 same size clock/CL to match the other you have and bin/save/sell the 2400mhz and it seems you have 1 of 16gb and 1 of 8gb its even worse my suggestion its to get either 2x 8gb dual channel either 2400 or 2666 its up to you or another 16gb to match the one you have to get 2x 16gb dual channel regarding your ssd you can upgrade up to 2tb sata (not sure about nvme but probably would be the same)


    https://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/11532543

    UserBenchmarks: Game 43%, Desk 61%, Work 40%
    CPU: Intel Core i5-7300HQ - 63.5%
    GPU: Nvidia GTX 1050-Ti (Mobile) - 41.9%
    SSD: WDC WDS200T2B0B-00YS70 2TB - 71.4%
    HDD: WD WD10SPZX-00HKTT0 1TB - 93.7%
    RAM: Kingston HyperX DDR4 2666 C15 2x16GB - 76.8%
    MBD: Acer Predator G3-572

    I'm not an Acer employee. (just here to help in the best way i can)
    If my answer fixed you issue please accept it for any other users who search for it would find it quickly thanks :)
    If you want to learn more about undervolting/optimizing windows join the Predator fb group and youtube channel:

    Owner/Admin (HOTEL HERO/Red-Sand/Opoka Opoka)
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/1969145569968592/
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNJwGUHxSJ8FKqAhnOqQuAw
    Acer support:
    https://www.acer.com/ac/en/US/content/service-contact
    http://www.acer.com/worldwide/support/  


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