Who has stable 64GB experiences on their Razer Blades (any model)?

Discussion in 'Systems' started by RazerUserNow, Dec 30, 2020.

  1. Matthewe79

    Matthewe79 New Member

    here is mine, we have 3 different BIOS dates :confused_:

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  2. Matthewe79

    Matthewe79 New Member

    Received my 64GB HyperX RAM today and installed it.

    So far so good, I DO NOT see any settings pertaining to XMP in the BIOS however, so i am not sure what that is about, perhaps the 2021 Base 15 does not support XMP?

    However, my PassMark scores when from 3328 (86% percentile) to 3691 (95% percentile).

    Also attached are my CPUZ before and after.

    It is now showing XMP 2.0, but not sure if it's enabled?

    Also ran Prime95 blended test for a while, no issues yet.

    Can anyone tell me then, looking at my images if in fact the 2021 Base 15 does support XMP?

    Thanks.

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  3. TurboTacho

    TurboTacho Member

    Based on the screenshot above, I believe you're running 3200MHz on XMP 2.0. To reconfirm this, you can try running HWinfo to verify this in the summary.

    Razer Blade BIOS differ from model to model, since they do not have a unified system.
     
  4. ViperGeek

    ViperGeek New Member

    It seems you've already got your answer (yes, it works). I'll just leave another 64GB upgrade success story here.

    Upgraded my RB15 Advanced mid-2019 model with:

    HyperX Impact 64GB 2666MHz DDR4 CL16 SODIMM (Kit of 2) Laptop Memory

    and it's been running just fine. Yes, total overkill, but still tickles my obsessive personality when I type 'systeminfo'.

    – Dave
     
  5. Matthewe79

    Matthewe79 New Member

    Lol same here.
    I remember when 4MB was a big deal so having 64GB feels good.
     
  6. Rogerg_Zapata

    Rogerg_Zapata New Member

    Hi there,

    I have a RB 15 2020 (early year) Base model, it came with 16GB DDR4 2933Mhz. Same as some of you I have been looking around for compatible ram for my machine without any luck, yet. This thread seems to be my best bet trying to find a definitive answer. I have read all the post within this thread and it seems that most of you guys have PRO models and in these models you can activate the XMP option, something that as we already know it can't be activated in BASE MODELS. My questions are:

    1. Does anyone know if I can upgrade my ram let's say to 32GB or 64GB?
    2. If so, do I have to buy two ram sticks at the same time? Here what I mean is: The laptop came originally with two ram sticks 2X8GB = 16GB, if I want to upgrade my machine do I have to remove those two sticks or I can just remove 1 and add a new one?
    3. It seems, based on the post I have read in this thread that for RB PRO there is not problem using 3200Mhz, but what about for my machine? Do I need to buy ram that is 2933Mhz?
    4. Finally, can you guys please provide a link where to buy the ram I need to upgrade my machine?

    Thank you all for the information posted early in this thread, and thanks in advance for your help.

    Roger.
     
  7. SOMNIOHM

    SOMNIOHM New Member

    So let me get this straight.. this (2666MHz) kit works just fine but NOT the 3200? What is going on here that is keeping this from being compatible with my Early 2020 17 Blade Pro???
    If I go that route and purchase that same HyperX, I do not need to enable or disable ANY (XMP) etc.. settings? I can just install it, and boot my PC and Vwaaa-Lah it will work? ... .. This sounds too good to be true, esp. after having experienced a major fail with the 2900. I want the faster speed, but am willing to settle for (less) because I STILLLLL badly need more RAM. Im beyond blown away that nobody has figured this out yet. + It's absolute $HIIIIIT imo. that Razer has zero answers to this, refuses to even have the bright idea to partner with someone like say.. Kingston.. and release their own branded collab with them of "High Perf. (Gaming) Memory" in a 3200MHz or higher Variant.
    I guess they REALLY don't want home users cracking these things open and "messing" with their PC's themselves. Oddly enough.. they do not even offer a unit with more than 16Gb of memory, wtf. Just baffles me. I now have a serious love hate relat. with this PC. If I could do it all over agian, I would have probably went with an Alienware or that new mini LED 1K nit MSI unit that has the ability to be spec'd as high or higher than these can (from factory!).
     
  8. SOMNIOHM

    SOMNIOHM New Member

    I am now reading elsewhere that this here works 100% in: RAZER BLADE PRO 17 (Early 2020)
    Now I don't know what to believe.. I guess I am going to give this a shot. (XMP) is apparently enabled by default, so absolutely no changes should have to be done. This should literally be plug and play.

    Kingston HyperX Impact DDR4 SO-DIMM 3200MHz PC4-25600 CL20 Dual Kit 2x32GB:

    (1.) https://www.amazon.com/HyperX-Impac...b7b0fd347608bbcd1ab0831ddf6d40&language=en_US

    (2.) https://www.officedepot.com/a/products/9263522/HyperX-Impact-DDR4-kit-64-GB/?cm_mmc=Affiliates-_-CJ-_-4286516-_-11264261&utm_medium=affiliate&cjevent=11c10f7e905c11eb801101e70a82b824&siteid=CJ_11264261_7882476_0169276e65a24f3db63dfec6fc2690e4&utm_source=cj&utm_campaign=Office Depot - Homepage_Capital One Shopping

    (3.) https://www.cdw.com/product/kingston-hyperx-64gb-ddr4-3200-cl20-260-pin-sodimm-memory-module/5958718

    I chose 2 & 3 as top source, I know that these two distributors get these (factory brand new) directly from Kingston. And for 99.9% certainty will NOT be shipping you someones "returned" or "open box" product. That is always important to me when choosing where to buy from, and I will always gladly be willing to pay a little extra just to know that what I order has not had someone else's paws all over my electronic product prior to shipping it to me!
     
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  9. ha1o2surfer96

    ha1o2surfer96 New Member

    I have 64GB of 2666 in my 2021 ADV. I had it in my 2020 ADV (2070Super). No issues for the 1 month I've used it in this new model so far!
     
  10. RazerUserNow

    RazerUserNow New Member

    Hi that's great - can you tell us what RAM specifications etc. it is? If you're not sure, can you install cpu-z https://www.cpuid.com/softwares/cpu-z.html and tell us what it says about your RAM? If you bought it online, can you post the URL of the part you bought?

    Separately, any reason why you chose 2666MHz RAM when your machine should be able to support 2933 at least?

    Thank you
     
  11. ha1o2surfer96

    ha1o2surfer96 New Member

  12. RazerUserNow

    RazerUserNow New Member

    good to know, thanks!

    OK, the impression I'm getting is, 64GB of RAM is more likely to be stable with "not bleeding edge" RAM - this could be why HIDEvolution is listing their 64GB custom models with 2666MHz RAM and not 2933MHz RAM. The laptops are also not pushing RAM to 3200MHz by default at least - my machine was shipped with 3200MHz RAM but they are being run at 2933MHz (I have not tried to tweak this).
     
  13. TurboTacho

    TurboTacho Member

    Just a PSA: I've just noticed the Razer Blade 15 Advanced 2020 model has got a new BIOS update that removes XMP support. My guess is they probably remove the 3200MHz function of your RAM. So it's better not to patch it if you've already purchased your upgrade kit.

    I guess users like me won't be able to update the BIOS due to this removal.

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  14. RazerUserNow

    RazerUserNow New Member

    thanks for the public-service warning!

    so it seems they're restricting machines to JEDEC-only timings, with Intel restricting everything to 2933 (makes sense, since on my machine the RAM shipped out by Razer with my laptop is physically 3200MHz but it is running at 2933).

    I can only conclude that they are unable to get the machines to run it stably at anything higher than 2933... it's good to know the maximum limit I guess. People who want more than the shipped amount of RAM can stick to cheaper RAM modules ... assuming those work!!! I still do not have any brand/make/model of RAM that I'm "certain" will work without problems...

    The 2021 Razer Blades have one model that ships with 32GB, I wonder what RAM Razer uses with that

     
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  15. TurboTacho

    TurboTacho Member

    It's quite rubbish. And apparently they've quietly removed the 1.08 update and restored the 1.06.

    Someone in the forum has fallen victim to it apparently...
     
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  16. RazerUserNow

    RazerUserNow New Member

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