Installing more memory on an Asus X550LA not working!!!

doctorwho4213

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I have an Asus X550LA with 4GB of built in ram, a dual-core i-5 with hyper-threading and an Intel HD 4400 graphics card. My problem is this, I got a free corsair vengeance 8GB DIMM 204-pin memory card and installed it in my laptop. It supposedly supports up to 12GB ram, but is not detecting the new memory so I can't use it. I am running a 64-bit vesion of windows. Please Help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

doctorwho4213

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From what I can find it is. My only problem is I am getting conflicting messages on what the maximum ram is, either 8 or 12. If it is 8, is there a way to disable the built in and use the memory in the expansion slot?
 

doctorwho4213

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So if my system is not recognizing it, what is the problem and is there a way to fix it?

 

Tradesman1

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Might check and see if you have latest BIOS...otherwise it may be a bad stick or simply not compatible, as mentioned with a laptop not much of anything you can do like with a desktop where you can adjust voltages, timings etc
 

doctorwho4213

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can I check if my laptop is detecting it in any way?
 

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hi, have you found any solution? i'm having your same problem, i added 8 gb in the free ram slot, but windows8.1 doesn't recognize it, the same happens with 2 gb, both ram cards have the same frequency of the one already mounted (and welded) to the mainboard
 

john0011

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X550LA is only good for 8GB total ram..You can only install 4 more GB as it already comes with 4GB from factory. That gives a total of 8GB.
 

basoli

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I had the same issue on this very laptop model. It failed to recognize a brand new 4GB RAM module from Kingston, this was perfectly working on my lenovo laptop. If you notice the upgrade options on crucial.com all of them are 8GB RAMs. http://www.crucial.com/usa/en/compatible-upgrade-for/ASUS/x550la Finally installed an 8GB module and it worked. Hope this helps.
 

RobRoy73

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Did anyone find a way to get it to see a 4GB module? I have run into the samething. Is an 8GB module the answer? I mean those that went 8GB, are 12GB total now right?

Nevermind... I found out myself. For those of you wanting to upgrade memory.. I recommend at least an 8GB module from Crucial as they were not selling or recommending any below 8GB. Laptop sees all 12 GB now. Do not order it from Amazon b/c more than likely you will be returning it.
 

RobRoy73

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Untrue. I ordered an 8GB module from Crucial and it sees the 4GB on the board and the 8GB for a total of 12GB. I had originally ordered a 4GB module from Amazon and it would not see it. Crucial is pretty good at backing up their product.

So I m not sure where you get info on a total of 8GB on these laptops?
 

Alex3n

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Does new RAM have 1,35V of voltage? Or 1,5V? I think in your laptop need to use DDR3L (not DDR3), so you need to check which voltage of RAM you have now.
 

than1217

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DDR3L has lower operating voltage than DDR3, you might have installed a DDR3 module instead of a DDR3L. DDR3 modules are not compatible with Asus X550LA only the DDR3L modules are.
 
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It would appear that no one here in this thread, took the time to open up this laptop. There are 2 slots on this model(Only 1 is accessible by user without voiding warranty), and 1 pre soldered, Your max is 12 gb. This includes the 4gb soldered. With that being said you would require 4gb x2 ddr3l ram. Happy Hunting.
 

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