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Asus X555LD (I3-4030U) ram upgrade to 8gb issues

Hi, I'm not succeeding to get my above (X555LD) laptop a ram upgrade to 8gb since no memory sodimm that I've tried so far didn't work.

The laptop has a soldered 4gb ddr3 1600c11 module and a free sodimm slot.

Tried with two 1333 cl9 modules (previously functioning on an older Vaio) and with a new Kingston KVR16S11S8/4 4GB 1600MHz CL11 module but none of them worked. The windows (8.1 Pro, x64) and the bios either won't see the ram upgrade.

I've also updated the bios from the 310 to the 312, no way.

There only is an Aida64 Extreme 5.0 (installed) able to "recognize" my second ram module (no matter this is a 1333 Hynix or a 1600 Kingston) and the first one (called the system memory) is about 3.7gb instead of 4gb (but this maybe because of some video shared memory).

I really don't know what to do any more, it's not even a ddr3l (low voltage) memory related issue since the cpuz reads a 1.5v, Kingston (soldered) module for the stock one.

Thanks for any hints,


Update (10/01/2015)

Nope, this ram slot or module (like I said I tried with three different sodimm's) doesn't wanna work at al.

There's nothing to be uncheck on msconfig and the resource monitor only shows the main system (default, 4gb) ram:

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Here's what I get with the cpuz (showing the same stock memory):

Block Image

And with the aida64:

I really don't know what else to try except for (maybe) getting another (new) different 4gb 1600mhz sodimm.

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Let's start by running msconfig.exe. On the start tab click extended options and uncheck the maximum memory option, if it's set. If that's not set, run resmon.exe and see if the missing 4GB are "hardware reserved". That means simple, that it's a faulty stick and windows could not write to it (bios only reads the spd config but does not check the ram itself).

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I'm gonna try it as soon as I get back home, this afternoon.

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Owning an x555ld with i7 / 4gb ram stock > upgraded to 8gb (+4gb)

WORKS WITH > Samsung RAM 4gb

1Rx8 PC3L - 12800S-11-13-B4

& WITH / 1.35V

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can i add 8 gb to it except a 4 gb to get a total of 12 gb? (ASUS X555LD)


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You need a DDR3L Ram, the normals rams DDR3 not works, the difference is the first works on 1,35v and 1,50v and the second only in 1,50v

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