How to open ASUS ROG Strix SCAR 18 (G834, 2023) – disassembly and upgrade options

This is not your typical gaming notebook. It is an absolute beast, and the two SODIMM and two M.2 slots come as a minimum. Thankfully, they fit DDR5 RAM, and Gen 4 SSDs, respectively, and you get an additional surprise. Take a look.

Check out all ASUS ROG Strix SCAR 18 (G834, 2023) prices and configurations in our Specs System, or read more in our In-Depth review.

1. Remove the bottom plate

To access this laptop’s internals, you need to undo a total of 11 Phillips-head screws. The one in the bottom right corner is captive and lifts the bottom panel so you can start the prying process from there.

2. Remove the battery

Inside we find a 90Wh battery pack. Weirdly, to remove it, you first have to take out the system fan. It is held in place by two Phillips-head screws. Then, unplug the battery connector, and undo the four Phillips-head screws, which secure the battery to the chassis.

3. Upgrade memory and storage

Here, you get two SODIMM slots, which fit 64GB of DDR5 RAM in total. Storage-wise, you get two M.2 PCIe x4 slots. They support Gen 4 SSDs and RAID mode.

4. Cooling system

The cooling comprises two heat pipes shared between the CPU and the GPU. There is one more for each of them. A fifth one manages the graphics memory, while a sixth one takes care of the VRMs. There are a total of five heat sinks, three of which are taking the entire space on the back of the device.

Check out all ASUS ROG Strix SCAR 18 (G834, 2023) prices and configurations in our Specs System, or read more in our In-Depth review.

ASUS ROG Strix SCAR 18 (G834, 2023) in-depth review

There are a bunch of gaming notebook types. One of them is the affordable one - a machine meant for everyone who wants to enter the gaming world. Then, there is the middle tier, where you start to get interested in graphics settings and frame rates. Above these two, you get the heavy-duty gaming machinery. It aims to give you everything you need to run a game at maximum settings and with playable fps.And then comes the category of utter beastiality. Here, you will find the ROG Strix SCAR 18 (G834, 2023). It is a laptop that goes above and beyond the requirements of any game. Something tha[...]


  • 2x DDR5 SODIMM + 2x M.2 PCIe x4 Gen 4 slots
  • An absurd amount of performance
  • MUX switch
  • Wi-Fi 6E, 2.5G Ethernet + 2x Thunderbolt 4
  • Covers 100% of the DCI-P3 color gamut and has accurate color representation with our Gaming and Web design profile (BOE NE180QDM-NZ2 (BOE0B35))
  • Fast panel with quick response times (BOE NE180QDM-NZ2 (BOE0B35))
  • PWM-free (BOE NE180QDM-NZ2 (BOE0B35))
  • G-Sync and HDR support
  • Liquid metal on CPU and GPU + three fans


  • No SD card slot
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