Have you heard about the latest tweak for the ASUS ROG Ally gaming handheld? It’s pretty wild – a mod that bumps up its memory to a whopping 32GB! The guys over at SlickBuys Mods and Repairs are behind this, and they’re not just adding more memory; they’re speeding it up too, from 6400 MT/s to 7500 MT/s.
This isn’t your everyday upgrade, though. It involves some serious tech skills, like soldering and BIOS reprogramming, so it’s not something to try at home unless you know what you’re doing.
Also, remember, doing this means waving goodbye to your warranty.
So, what does this mod do?
Well, it switches out the standard 16GB LPDDR5 memory, which is set up in 4 x 4GB modules, for a beefier LPDDR5X version. This new setup has 4 x 8GB modules, making it 32GB in total.
These new chips, known as K3KL9L90CM-MGCT, are cool because they work with the same heat and power settings as the original LPDDR5 chips. That’s pretty important for keeping things running smoothly.
But why all the fuss about memory upgrades?
For gamers, it’s all about performance. The ASUS ROG Ally uses its memory for the system and the integrated AMD Phoenix RDNA3 graphics, so more memory can mean better gaming.
It’s like giving your handheld a turbo boost, with an estimated 17% increase in memory speed. This is a big deal, especially when you look at other handhelds like the Lenovo Legion Go, which already uses this faster memory, but only offers 16GB.
If you’re thinking about beefing up your own handheld, there aren’t many ready-made options out there yet. For now, services like what SlickBuys offers might be your best bet. Or, if you’re open to exploring, some Chinese handheld systems like AYANEO or OneXPlayer might already have the 32GB memory you’re looking for.