Question Can I buy 2x8=16gb 2666Mhz memory if currently it has 4gb 2400Mhz with one slot empty ?

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My laptop model is Asus X510UF EJ592T and I want to upgrade my ram and SSD. Can my laptop support Crucial 2666Mhz ram of 8x2=16GB ram kit if my remove my already installed 4GB Samsung 2400Mhz ? Is dual channel available ? I have option of buying 2400 Mhz 8x2=16GB ram kit but its costlier than 2666Mhz. What should I do ?

Regarding the SSD Upgrade
I researched and found that my model has a M.2 (2280) Sata slot and that Samsung 860 EVO is great for my M.2 slot by removing 16GB Optane . Does my model support M.2 PCI Express NVME SSD's and is the Samsung 860 EVO 500GB good for my system if I have M.2 Sata slot ??
 

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Yes, you should be able to put that memory in the system. It may run at 2400Mhz though. Yes it will be dual channel.

M.2 SATA is not PCIe NVMe, so no. On the positive side, the 860 Evo M.2 is a SATA compatible drive, so that should work.
 
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Thanks for such a fast response!
Is there an NVME SSD slot available in my model cause Optane has NVMe and PCIe written on it(I saw in one video of my laptop's components )?
And if I take 2666Mhz will it be underclocked at 2400Mhz ?
And will be able to play GTA5 at 60FPS after this upgrade of Crucial's 16GB (8X2) Ram and 500GB SSD of Samsung EVO, if I have Nvidia Geforce MX130 2GB graphics card ?
 

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Well, there does seem to be a full length SSD slot in there, but it is hard to confirm what type it is.

Most everything I am reading says it only supports M.2 SATA drives.

You can also replace the hard drive with a 2.5" SATA SSD so you have options.

But, I could be wrong. Models with the exact same name often go through several revisions.
 
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1. Will I be able to play GTA5 at 60FPS after this upgrade of Crucial's 16GB (8X2) Ram and 500GB SSD of Samsung EVO, if I have Nvidia Geforce MX130 2GB graphics card ?

2. And if I take 2666Mhz will it be underclocked at 2400Mhz ?
 

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1) Not sure what your CPU is, but I've seen GTA 5 run on some pretty old dual cores. MX130 isn't much of a GPU, but it should run at least. 720p low settings, probably just squeak into playability.

2) Quite likely, but that isn't super important.
 
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Also should I buy a Samsung 860 EVO INTERNAL SSD or go with Samsung T5 EXTERNAL SSD as I have a 3.1 Gen 1 port and a USB C port and can I enjoy the advertised speeds of 500MB/s and gaming via External SSD if I connect through Type C or 3.1 Gen 1 (as I want to be future proof as M.2 Sata SSD may become Obsolete in 3 years ) ?? Please answer with respect to my model Asus X510UF EJ592T [ 3.o port and Type C]
 

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By that metric it is already obsolete. Recent game titles rely heavily on NVMe storage, direct GPU to NVMe storage access is now a thing on Console and PC, so that will become the norm in the not too distant future in games. Even with 500MB/s you may experience longer than average load times compared to other systems with relatively inexpensive NVMe storage.

SATA III tops out around 500MB/s anyway, so there would be little difference between having the drive external over USB (3.1 gen 1 x1 = 500MB/s), internal in the 2.5" bay, or internal to the M.2 slot.
 
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I have a CPU of Intel Core i5 8th Gen, clocked at 1.60 GHz with ASUS TeK COMPUTER inc. and my model is ASUS X510UF EJ592T. Will I be able to play GTA5/Assasins Creed or games in general smoothly [I'm not a heavy gamer] after the upgrade of Crucial's 16GB (8X2) Ram and 500GB SSD of Samsung EVO, if I have Nvidia Geforce MX130 2GB graphics card ?
 

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I've found too much conflicting information. There are way too many motherboard options for the chassis and different loadouts. I can't even confirm if the Optane cache is a full length module or not. At this point it would be best to take it apart and examine the M.2 slots layout and compare it against this:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M.2#/media/File:M2_Edge_Connector_Keying.svg

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M.2

This is ASUS's list of storage options:

1TB SATA 5400RPM 2.5" HDD
512GB M.2 SATA SSD
128GB M.2 SATA SSD,1TB SATA 5400RPM 2.5" HDD
1TB SATA 5400RPM 2.5" HDD,512GB M.2 SATA SSD
256GB M.2 SATA SSD,1TB SATA 5400RPM 2.5" HDD
256GB M.2 SATA SSD
128GB M.2 SATA SSD,500GB SATA 5400RPM 2.5" HDD
500GB SATA 5400RPM 2.5" HDD
256GB M.2 SATA SSD,500GB SATA 5400RPM 2.5" HDD
1TB SATA 5400RPM 2.5" HDD,16GB Intel® Optane™ Memory
128GB M.2 SATA SSD
512GB M.2 NVMe™ PCIe® 3.0 SSD
256GB M.2 NVMe™ PCIe® 3.0 SSD


And here is the list of other hardware, just to give an example:

Processor
Intel® Core™ i7-8550U Processor 1.8 GHz (8M Cache, up to 4.0 GHz, 4 cores)
Intel® Core™ i5-8250U Processor 1.6 GHz (6M Cache, up to 3.4 GHz, 4 cores)
Intel® Core™ i3-8130U Processor 2.2 GHz (4M Cache, up to 3.4 GHz, 2 cores)
Intel® Core™ i3-7020U Processor 2.3 GHz (3M Cache, up to 2.3 GHz, 2 cores)
AMD A12-9720P Processor 2.7 GHz (2M Cache, up to 3.6 GHz, 4 cores)
AMD A10-9620P Processor 2.5 GHz (2M Cache, up to 3.4 GHz, 4 cores)
AMD FX-9800P Processor 2.7 GHz (2M Cache, up to 3.6 GHz, 4 cores)
Graphics
Intel® HD Graphics 520,NVIDIA® GeForce® MX130,2GB GDDR5
AMD Radeon™ R7 Graphics
AMD Radeon™ R5 Graphics
AMD Radeon™ R7 Graphics,AMD Radeon™ 535,2GB GDDR5
AMD Radeon™ R5 Graphics,AMD Radeon™ 535,2GB GDDR5
 
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Okay let's make it simple. I have :
  1. 1TB SATA 5400RPM 2.5" HDD,16GB Intel® Optane™ Memory
  2. Intel® Core™ i5-8250U Processor 1.6 GHz (6M Cache, up to 3.4 GHz, 4 cores)
  3. Intel® HD Graphics 520,NVIDIA® GeForce® MX130,2GB GDDR5
  4. 4GB 2400Mhz Samsung ram [Want to remove this ]
Please recommend suitable RAM & SSD upgrades if I wanna play medium level gaming and mainly use Photoshop and Premiere Pro for Graphic Designing & Video Editing [only 1080P not 4K]
 

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