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Sager NP9377 laptop RAM Upgrading question

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    Sager NP9377 laptop RAM Upgrading question


    I have a Sager NP9377 laptop that currently has 8GB RAM, maxes out at 32GB (4x8GB). I primarily use my laptop for gaming... Would upgrading to 24GB be good, or is it overkill? Thoughts on this appreciated

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skeet1983 View Post
    I have a Sager NP9377 laptop that currently has 8GB RAM, maxes out at 32GB (4x8GB). I primarily use my laptop for gaming... Would upgrading to 24GB be good, or is it overkill? Thoughts on this appreciated
    Does it have a dedicated video card ? 8GB for system only is quite enough for games but if your video takes some of it away adding up to 16GB would be enough.
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    Sager builds Notebooks, so yes, the video would be on-Board.

    A great place to find out about RAM options is always........ WWW(dot)Crucial(dot)com
    Take their free scan and they can tell you exactly what your upgrade options are.
    I do that all the time for my customers. You can buy a ram upgrade right there if you wish, but you're under NO obligation.

    Enjoy your Sager! I have several customers with those computers.

    Cheers Mates!
    TechnoMage
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    As others have mentioned, your primary problem is not your system memory, but your video card. In the case of a laptop, the video card is not actually a card, but an integrated chip on the MB. Adding more system RAM above and beyond what you already have is not going to make a difference, IMO.

    While I realize that not everyone has the option, if you are a serious gamer, you really need a desktop with a dedicated graphics card for high resolutions and good performance.

    BTW, I used to have a Sager as well, and for the price, I absolutely recommend them to all my clients. One of the things I liked about them so much was that the system was delivered to you without all the proprietary crap that comes pre-installed on all the name brand machines. The bloated overhead that comes pre-installed on something like an HP probably robs the computer of a good 50% of it's performance potential. Sorry I don't have a better answer for you.
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    No, some laptops can have discrete video card that can be changed, like this one for instance: GeForce Mobile GPU Reviews: GTX 880M, 870M, And 860M
    It is not a "real" onboard (IGP) or APU (integrated with processor). it fits in mini PCI express slot just as desktop one would but in full size PCIe x16 slot. It has own independent memory.
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    Wow, didn't know that. My apologies.

    If I was serious about gaming though (as I used to be), a desktop is the only way to go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lastof View Post
    Wow, didn't know that. My apologies.

    If I was serious about gaming though (as I used to be), a desktop is the only way to go.
    Even with a mobile GPU (or processor for that matter) with same designation as desktop counterpart, they are less powerful because emphasis is on power saving and not performance. So yes, for real high end gaming you still need a desktop. It ends up cheaper at least.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by lastof View Post
    Wow, didn't know that. My apologies.

    If I was serious about gaming though (as I used to be), a desktop is the only way to go.
    Even with a mobile GPU (or processor for that matter) with same designation as desktop counterpart, they are less powerful because emphasis is on power saving and not performance. So yes, for real high end gaming you still need a desktop. It ends up cheaper at least.
    Very true.
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    looks like has a very good dedicated gpu might even be a 860m custom gaming laptops - Welcome to Sager Notebooks in that case if he wants it to be future proof the 16-24 range is good. might not be able to go higher than 16 as 2 of his dimm slots are probably under his motherboard. 16 is more than enough for gaming if your gonna render something on that beast then get 24, depends on your personal use. i use 8GB for just my browser lol

    EDIT: yeah it has two dimms under the mobo. Click image for larger version
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