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Upgrading My Laptop Hardware

Hi there all! 

First, I would like to apologize as I'm not as familiar with tech as you! I can be a little dumb sometimes...

I recently purchased a MSI laptop for gaming on the 'go'. The version I got is more minimal in specs as my budget is low. I already know I am going to upgrade the RAM from 8gb to 16gb. As far as I'm aware the memory I have found should work? However I still want to do more to upgrade it. Do any of you know if it would be possible to get Intel Optane to work with this model? I've tried reaching out to both the seller and MSI to no avail... If I could get some clarification on this I would be extremely grateful!!! Thank you for taking the time to read this! (My model is the 17in, 8gb, 1tb bare-bones version).

Laptop: https://www.amazon.com/MSI-GP63013-Leopard-013-Performance-i7-8750H/dp/B07FYKDYPR/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1546624830&sr=8-3&keywords=msi%2Bgp63&th=1

Memory: https://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Memory-2400MHz-SODIMM-CMSX16GX4M2A2400C16/dp/B019MRBKYG/ref=sr_1_87?ie=UTF8&qid=1546623784&sr=8-87&keywords=ram

Optane: https://www.amazon.com/Intel-Optane-Memory-Module-MEMPEK1W016GA/dp/B07CGYTXQK/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1546623876&sr=8-8&keywords=intel+optane      

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Don't bother with optane, just get a bigger/faster SSD if you need more fast storage.

RAM in theory is fine, but is the ram replacable? Some laptops don't have ram slots that allow you to swap it out.

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I don't really think you need to upgrade the ram. Can't see when you'd be doing more than one thing at a time on a laptop.

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yeah the ram, storage, and SSD slots can all be replaced. I've been looking into some SSDs but I don't have the budget to get a super big one right now. The optane is a sort of short term solution. Are there any particular SSDs you would recommend?

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4 minutes ago, TheFrostBot said:

Crucial MX500, Samsung 860 Evo are the usual choices, Adata SU800 and WD Blue the budget choices. Not recommending DRAMless SSDs like the Kingston A400, WD Green myself, those are less responsive.

 

500GB ones are the best value btw. Don't get Optane, too small to be that effective to be comparable to SSDs.

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3 minutes ago, Chad The Greats said:

I don't really think you need to upgrade the ram. Can't see when you'd be doing more than one thing at a time on a laptop.

some of the games I've been trying to play have been bottlenecked by the ram. I would like to future proof it if possible.

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the mx500 and 860 evo are great sata ssd's that will do much better than optane, at a really nice price

 

a400, wd green/blue and adata su are great examples of cheaper ssds, but those will be a bit slower because of lacking a cache

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Just now, TheFrostBot said:

some of the games I've been trying to play have been bottlenecked by the ram. I would like to future proof it if possible.

Wow, I get the future proofing but then again you can future proof later when the cost of ram isn't as high as it is (thanks phones). Never heard of games getting bottle necked at ram, at least not at 8Gb. I suppose ones like Arma 3 might cause that issue though.

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1 minute ago, Chad The Greats said:

Wow, I get the future proofing but then again you can future proof later when the cost of ram isn't as high as it is (thanks phones). Never heard of games getting bottle necked at ram, at least not at 8Gb. I suppose ones like Arma 3 might cause that issue though.

That is a fair point! I just don't know when prices will actually start to drop again!

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8 minutes ago, Jurrunio said:

Crucial MX500, Samsung 860 Evo are the usual choices, Adata SU800 and WD Blue the budget choices. Not recommending DRAMless SSDs like the Kingston A400, WD Green myself, those are less responsive.

 

500GB ones are the best value btw. Don't get Optane, too small to be that effective to be comparable to SSDs.

Thank you!!!! I will look into those :))))))

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7 minutes ago, LukeSavenije said:

the mx500 and 860 evo are great sata ssd's that will do much better than optane, at a really nice price

 

a400, wd green/blue and adata su are great examples of cheaper ssds, but those will be a bit slower because of lacking a cache

Thank you!!! :)

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6 minutes ago, TheFrostBot said:

That is a fair point! I just don't know when prices will actually start to drop again!

maybe this year, but they dropped pretty well already after the dram shortage last year

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7 hours ago, TheFrostBot said:

Do any of you know if it would be possible to get Intel Optane to work with this model?

Don't get Optane, waste of money. Get SSD instead

 

Any links of online stores so that I can choose a good SSD for you?

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