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Drauka

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Hello,

I am new to forum and need some advice.

I have a system I wish to upgrade a bit but am stuck because of ASUS policy which sucks.

My pc is a GD30CI https://www.asus.com/ca-en/Tower-PCs/ROG-STRIX-GD30CI/specifications/

I want to upgrade memory and add some m.2 drives but I can't get a MOBO manual as ASUS does not give them out on pre-built systems.
I can on see specs of how the ship the systems based on the link supplied.

How can one safely update a system if you dont know what the max specs for a system MOBO?

I have 16 GB but want to buy and add more memory I want at least 32gb and will buy a kit.
Right now my memory based on specs page is 2400 but would also like to add faster ram to replace old memory.

How large can I safely add for m.2 as the specs say some systems can have 2 m.2 drives but not what type m.2 or max size.

Or should I just buy a new MOBO and use current CPU and then add items I want as that MOBO whould come with manual?

Thanks in advance
Drauka
 

Bruce

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if you know the make/model of the motherboard, you should be able to Google info on specs.

based on that supplied link, it seems to have all the info you would need.
2400 is the max speed that board supports, and 32GB in total.
m.2 drives are fairly standard, so almost any would work.

it seems to be a older type board though, only support 7th gen CPU's and being a H270 chipset.
 

Drauka

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if you know the make/model of the motherboard, you should be able to Google info on specs.

based on that supplied link, it seems to have all the info you would need.
2400 is the max speed that board supports, and 32GB in total.
m.2 drives are fairly standard, so almost any would work.

it seems to be a older type board though, only support 7th gen CPU's and being a H270 chipset.
Hello Bruce,

Thanks for fast reply but that does not work.
The motherboard is only in prebuilt systems and does not match a single board that they sell..
I contacted asus and I got system manual but give no info except what the ports on Mobo are and what came in my system.

I asked them for Mobo Manual and was told multiple times no and they will give no help or info for anything about upgrading.

I spent 2 months searching on any site that listed the system.
The Board is called Asus Rog Strix GD30CI and no other important markings.
I was able to find using CPU-Z my intel cpu chip model but in there system is called GD30CI

That link I supplied is on the specs of shipped systyems as they have 4 with different hardware they sell.

That list/spec is what is in the systems they ship.

I could of purchased the same system with any hardware listed there if they were sold in my area.

Anyway thanks for the help.
Have a great day.
Drauka