I would like to upgrade my laptop, but I can't seem to find any information about the motherboard. I found out that the max memory is 32 GBs, and that the motherboard has PCIe 3.0, but I don't know how many free PCIe lanes I have left.
So, I would like to know what is the read/write speed of a second SSD that the laptop can support? Any recommended SSDs? And what is the fastest supported RAM? Any recommended RAMs?
It should have a second NVMe PCIe3 slot according to disassembly instructions. Before doing the upgrade, I strongly advise checking some disassembly guides out as the bottom plate has RGB lights, meaning it is not just attached by screws, but also cables.
I am sure Anbby will advise on tested compatible SSD and RAM models.
Hi @BÃ_llint ,
The G513QE has a total of two memory sockets, including those that are currently in use.
It supports one SO-DIMM with a maximum capacity of 16GB, and its specification is DDR4-3200mhz.
Regarding SSD expansion,the G513QE comes with two SSD slots (one of which is already in use).
Each slot supports up to 1TB, with specifications for M.2 NVMe PCIe 3.0.
Here are the brand models that we have tested for your reference. Thank you.
DDR4 3200 SO-D 16GB 260P_MICRON/MTA8ATF2G64HZ
SSD P3X4 1TB M2 2280 NVME_HYNIX/HFM001TD3JX013N
Is there a technical reason for the limitation? Or is it more "it will probably work, but when the computer came out, we did not have such drives to test with"?
Going online there have been reports that on some BIOSes, Windows may fail to boot from a drive that is over 1TB, but that is specifically a limit of the boot drive, not the secondary drive and should not affect Linux. And is the consequence of an old BIOS, which surely would have been updated on a computer that is only a couple years old.
Hi @QQ02 ,
In regards to the limitations you mentioned, please note that we have tested only on Windows systems, focusing on ensuring optimal performance and compatibility. Using a larger capacity SSD might be possible, but it could potentially lead to issues such as slower read/write speeds or compatibility problems. These are uncertainties we cannot guarantee. The information provided is for your reference. Thank you.