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Thinkpad P70 Memory Upgrade Questions!

Q: Thinkpad P70 Memory Upgrade Questions!

Howdy All! I just ordered a Thinkpad P70 with a XEON 1505-M processor. It comes with one 16gb ECC memory module. I want to add 3 more and when I checked Crucial.com's memory upgrade options, it only list 1x16GB NON-ECC memory modules! So two questions: 1) Can I mix the 1x16GB ECC memory module with 3 NON-ECC 1x16 modules? 2) How hard is it to install memory in the P70? My last couple of mobile workstations have been Dell M Precisions and adding memory was EASY (no need to remove the keyboard ,etc)! Thanks in advance! Aggie85

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A: Thinkpad P70 Memory Upgrade Questions!

Aggie1985 wrote:1) Can I mix the 1x16GB ECC memory module with 3 NON-ECC 1x16 modules? 2) How hard is it to install memory in the P70? My last couple of mobile workstations have been Dell M Precisions and adding memory was EASY (no need to remove the keyboard ,etc)!About 1: It might be possible to mix ECC with non-ECC modules, but you would lose the error detection on all modules then. Since non-ECC modules are only slightly cheaper I would not recommend it. About 2: for the P50 it is a piece of cake to install memory, it should be no different on the P70. As for memory: Lenovo currently uses Samsung modules. So if you want to go for the same 16GB ECC modules check for M474A2K43BB1-CPB. I do not know about Cruicial, but at least Transcend also got 16GB ECC modules (check for TS2GSH72V1B). I cannot say anything about the Transcend modules, but I installed two of the 16GB Samsung modules (besides the 8GB module that was already in) in my P50 had no problem so far (even checked with Memtest86+ for a whole night). Cubbi

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Hey. I'm looking to upgrade my currently 6GB of RAM on my Ideapad Z500 Lenovo laptop and would like to know how much of ram does my motherboard support and what type should i install. Also want to upgrade my storage from 1 TB to 2 TB if that possible.













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A:Ideapad Z500 Memory upgrade + Storag upgrade (questions)

Hi bruce90matrix,
 
Welcome to the Community Forums.
 
Similar to discussions here and here:
 
Product specifications: 
16GB max7 ; PC3-12800 1600MHz DDR3*, non-parity, dual-channel capable, two 204-pin SO-DIMM sockets
 
OEM recommended HDD capacity is 1TB as offered here on the FRU list of the hardware manual (page 26 here). 
Resellers like crucial would offer 2 TB so it would be best to check returns options just in case.
 
Hope this helps answer your query.
 
Regards

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Hey. I'm looking to upgrade my currently 6GB of RAM on my Ideapad Z500 Lenovo laptop and would like to know how much of ram does my motherboard support and what type should i install. Also want to upgrade my storage from 1 TB to 2 TB if that possible.


























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A:Ideapad Z500 Memory upgrade + Storag upgrade (questions)

Hi bruce90matrix,
 
Welcome to the Community Forums.
 
Similar to discussions here and here:
 
Product specifications: 
16GB max7 ; PC3-12800 1600MHz DDR3*, non-parity, dual-channel capable, two 204-pin SO-DIMM sockets
 
OEM recommended HDD capacity is 1TB as offered here on the FRU list of the hardware manual (page 26 here). 
Resellers like crucial would offer 2 TB so it would be best to check returns options just in case.
 
Hope this helps answer your query.
 
Regards

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hello im looking at a a22m on ebay im not to farmiliar with thinkpads older than a t61 so i have a few questions1 it has a 1ghz pentium 3 can it be upgraded with a faster processor maybe a 1.6 or 1.8 2 it has 256 mb of ram and acording to my reasearch the maximum from the factory was 512 mb can these be upgraded with more ram say in the 1 to 2 gb rangei really like the looks of this machine and the fact that its a laptop with a built in floppy is cooljust wondering about the upgrade potential thank in advance for you help



T61, 15.4" 1.8ghz 4gb 500gb win 10R61, 15.4" 1.83ghz 2gb 160gb win 10 (for sale)

A:thinkpad a22m ram and or cpu upgrade questions

Unfortunately there' no much to upgrade in these old systems.
 

512MB RAM is the limit for your A22m (2x 256MB PC-100 low density modules)
1 Ghz is the fastest CPU available for this model.

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hello im looking at a a22m on ebay im not to farmiliar with thinkpads older than a t61 so i have a few questions1 it has a 1ghz pentium 3 can it be upgraded with a faster processor maybe a 1.6 or 1.8 2 it has 256 mb of ram and acording to my reasearch the maximum from the factory was 512 mb can these be upgraded with more ram say in the 1 to 2 gb rangei really like the looks of this machine and the fact that its a laptop with a built in floppy is cooljust wondering about the upgrade potential thank in advance for you help




T61, 15.4" 1.8ghz 4gb 500gb win 10R61, 15.4" 1.83ghz 2gb 160gb win 10 (for sale)

A:thinkpad a22m ram and or cpu upgrade questions

Unfortunately there' no much to upgrade in these old systems.
 

512MB RAM is the limit for your A22m (2x 256MB PC-100 low density modules)
1 Ghz is the fastest CPU available for this model.

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Greetings guys,
I am in the process of updating my Samsung notebook which has become very, very slow of late.
I have been given a lot of conflicting information in recent times and was put off from doing the actual upgrade, especially after I was told-when it would have been too late- that to try and impose windows eight 64-bit over the top of Windows 7 32 bit would have crashed everything!

I already have the upgrade discs for windows version 8 64-bit Propak.
(Cleverly bought while on the special promotional discount from Microsoft) and
my original intention was simply to upgrade my Samsung to 8 GB of RAM BUT then of course found that you can not add more than 4 GB of RAM to a Windows 32-bit system!

As I understand it now, if I simply install Windows 8 32-bit it should be trouble-free, but still unable to use more than 4 GB of RAM!
AND that there is no real performance benefit in doing so. True?

So, my plan now is to simply install W8 64 Bit Pro Pak over the top of W7 32 Bit.
(Most of my programs are on Drive D: partition, so a reformat by the install should do minimal damage I hope.)

Then to add another 4 Megs Ram to at least have the modern basic minimum.

BUT, I have also been told not to, but to instead use a SSD RAM stick of 32 or 64 Meg
and that the extra 4G RAM wouldn't show any real improvement.

The System is never under any real load - no games, no movies, no maths. The only real hogs are Firefox and MSMPENG.exe . Usually CPU is 15%, RAM 52%, SWP 49%

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A:Upgrade to W8 64 + and memory questions

If you are going to install Windows 8 you might just as well use the 64-bit version unless you want to try the "upgrade" install instead of "custom" ("clean"). But unless you start doing something memory intensive I doubt that you will see any performance difference between 4 and 8 GB RAM.
 

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have 2 500mb dual channel in slots 2 & 4: have 2 1gb to add. should i install the full 3gb or just the 2 1gb. do i have to change the bios settings to 2t, if all 4 slots are used? any suggestions would be appreciated.
 

A:memory upgrade questions

depends on how much your board can support...specs of the pc would be a great help...
 

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Hello friends,

Going to do my first memory upgrade. I've matched my Computer specs to the needed type of memory.

Now for the main question I have,

I was wondering if it's okay to use a 1GB RAM with a 512 MB? The 512 (64/64 DDR DIMM) chip currently running on this PC is speed PC-3200. which is a faster speed then the 1GB 2700 (I found to buy) ... is the speed difference between 3200 and 2700 a big difference? (Would run at the lower speed) :?

The only 1GB DDR 3200 memory is 18 dollars more, and rare :\

Will the different brands, speeds, and amount total of memory clash too much, even if it matches the desktop model to exact?

Memory to buy,

Type: DDR
Size: 1GB
Pin Count: 184
Speed: PC-2700 333Mhz
ECC: No
Registered: No
Voltage: 2.5V
CAS Latency: 2.5
Component Configuration: 128Meg x 64
This item is designed to work with the Compaq HP Presario SR1115CL.

My System Information

ECC: FALSE
Form Factor: DIMM
Maximum Memory: 2048
Memory Comments: PC2700 DDR SDRAM DIMMs
Module Type: PC-2700
Registered: NONE
Standard Memory: 512
System Type: Desktop/Server
Total Memory Slots: 2

 

A:Memory Upgrade Questions

Which Operating System are you using? XP or Linux.
Do you use this PC for intensive tasks or lite usage such as browsing,word,excel etc
For lite usage 1GB upgrade would suffice & you will not notice any difference.
For heavy use, try to buy PC-3200 stick.
IMO you're better off buying new PC this Christmas.

I would like to hear expert opinions regarding this topic since I'm a noob here.
 

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Sorry if this is way too basic. I have a HP a1012x with 512 MB PC3200 DDR SDRAM but the system says I have only 384 installed...Anyway can I use DDR2 Ram with the already installed? Or would there be some kind of conflict? I saw a Gig of DDR2 on sale for 24.99 (after rebate) and was wondering if I could install it no prblems or should I remove the original memory first?? Second question is what is the PC3200? If I mix it with SDRAM PC4200 would there be problems? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Kelvin
 

A:Memory upgrade questions

Firstly, DDR and DDR2 are a different "shape" of module and will not fit.

Also be aware that Laptops usually use the "SODIMM" format of RAM modules, so the more common desktop RAM "DIMM" modules will not fit.

Your laptop is probably using 128 MB of the installed 512 MB as video memory. Leaving 384 MB.

You need to check if the installed memory is 1 x 512 MB module or 2 x 256 MB modules. There will usually be only 2 slots, if they are already both used (2 x 256) then you have to throw one away. If it's only one module you can add another.

The 3200 is the "speed", generally faster RAM works OK, but there can sometimes be conflicts in rare cases.
 

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hello, I hope this is the right place to ask some Q about the IBM thinkpad G40 .. My son bought a second hand G40 some years back. It had/has only 256M memory. Now I want to upgrade the memory and I scanned the relevant web pages of Lenovo. Apparently the memory should be PC2100 or maybe PC2700 becasue of PC2100 availability ? (DDR)Now a cpu-z run on that laptop says the memory is PC2300 (142Mhz) so what gives ? Has this been put in to be on the safe side or ?and an additional Q .. can memory modules be mixed ? ie can I add a 512M PC2100 sodimm to get 768M ? or do I need to remove the original 256M and go for 2x 512M ?TIAImbsysop 










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A:Thinkpad G40 memory upgrade

Welcome to the forum! Your machine can run PC2100/2700 memory, and you can combine it, it will always run at PC2100 speed regardless of anything else. It can be mixed, no questions asked. If the G40 is Celeron powered, it will take up to 1Gb (2x512Mb) of RAM. If it's Pentium 4-powered, you can install up to 2Gb of RAM. Hope this helps.

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I wish to have a memory upgrade but I have a few questions.
I have 2 slots both contain non-parity DDR PC27000 256MB memory sticks.
I know that my system supports upto 2048MB (2GB) maximum.
1)If I upgraded both slots to 256MB DDR PC3200 would I notice the difference or can I actually do this ?In other words because my system has PC2700 , is that the only type it supports or can I put in PC3200 and would it be beneficial to do this ?

2)Can I leave a 256MB PC2700 in one of the slots and put say for instance a 512MB PC2700 in the other , 768MB total as opposed to the 512MB I have at the moment ?

3)Can I just take both out and put 1GB PC2700 in both slots , what would happen ?

4)If I put 1GB PC3200 in both slots would there be any difference to putting in 2 PC2700 sticks ?

I apologise if these questions are obvious or trivial to some of you more experienced types but it is not till recently that I have started to fiddle about with the hardware so I am in need of some expert coaching here , as per usual thanks in advance people !
 

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I have a Gateway Select 1200 computer with 128MB installed. I would like to upgrade it to 512MB - by adding a 128MB module and a 256MB module. I asked Gateway and they advised me I have 2 DIMM slots supporting 4 banks memory.

When I ran Belarc Advisor profile, it shows 128MB in Slot DIMM 1, with Slot DIMM2 and Slot DIMM3 as empty. (Three slots) I am not sure what I have. I have ordered one 256MB DIMM module and one 128 DIMM module from Crucial, but now am wondering if I can install both of them.

I am not sure what the terminology "2 DIMM slots supporting 4 banks of memory" really means. Would I have to install two 256MB Dimm modules to accomplish the 512MB total, or can I use the existing 128MB and add 128MB and 256MB to accomplish this.

Would I be just about as well off to install just the 256MB module and have a total of 384MB? (Providing I don't have two slots available)

Very confused. Anyone shed some light on this for me? I am in the dark!
 

A:Solved: Memory upgrade questions

Well crucial agrees with belarc, seems gateway may be wrong.\

System Info:
Maximum memory: 768MB
Standard memory: 128MB removable
Slots: 3 (3 banks of 1)
Explanation of memory terms
This is for a select 1200 per crucial

3 slots, you should be able to install all three dimms
 

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I recently upgraded my Gateway Select 1200 PC from 128MB to 512MB - removing the old memory module and inserting one new memory module of 512MB. Everything seems to be working great - guess I got lucky. Now, I am in the process of installing a 2nd computer for my wife - a Compaq 6300US, which is coming with 128MB (got it at CompUSA auction for a good price). I want to upgrade the memory to 384MB and hopefully get as lucky as I was with the Gateway. My problem, no configurators seem to have the Compaq 6300US listed. I know it takes SDRAM DIMM of 16, 32, 64, 128, or 256MB, with maximuim 512MB. DIMM's must be 3.3v Unbuffered and ECC is not supported (per the limited information on Compaq's site). I have purchased a Kingston Module KVR-PC133/256. I am just hoping it works. I do know it has an empty slot. Should I put the additional memory in the first slot - heard somewhere that makes a difference sometimes If anyone out there has any experience with this particular computer, would appreciate your comments. Thanks!
 

A:Solved: Memory upgrade questions

First i would make sure you have the right type of memory - mainly in your case pc66, pc100, pc133. It's not good to mix pc133 with other speeds of ram. Sometimes it works just great but i wouldn't recommend it. With the odd exception all mainboards have more than 1 slot, with 3 being the norm. If all works you may be able to use the piece from your computer as well.
 

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I am looking for memory upgrade options from 1x8GBSearching internet returns Crucial website for compatible sodimm  Option 1: get 1x 16GB  = total 24GBOption 2: get 2x 16GB = total 32GB Q1: I read some where that it is important to have two identical RAM. Perhaps I would go for option 2. Any suggestion Q2: For option 2, there are 2400 [CT2K16G4SFD824A] or 2666 [CT2K16G4SFD8266] version.The X1 unit came with 2666 8GB RAM, is it better to go for 2666 version, even through it is written in manual that the max support speed is 2400? Q3: Please share your choices for X1 extreme memory upgrade?   

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How can I be sure to get the right memory upgrade for my IBM Thinkpad [email protected] 2373 ans how can I tell how much memory it can take?
 

A:Memory Upgrade for IBM ThinkPad T42 2372

Sorry it is an IBM ThinkPad T42 2373...i have the specs from Everest if that helps?
 

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Hello, I have a new x1 extreme gen 2 Part No: 20MFCTO1WW with 16 GB DDR4 2666MHz. I would like to go to 32 or 64 GB if I can.  Could anybody suggest what memory I should buy and where? Thanks in advance, Ricky

A:ThinkPad X1 Extreme memory upgrade?

You can have up to 64GB (2 X 32GB).  The part numbers for the 32GB SODIMMs are 01AG871 or 01AG861.  Other configurations are possible depending on thether you have 2 X 8GB or 1 X 16GB and what you want to end up with,

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Currently I am trying to upgrade memory modules on my ThinkPad P51 of type 20HH. It was planned to have maximum, i.e. 64 GB, instead of original 8 GB. After some research four of Crucial 16 GB DDR4-2400 SODIMM CT16G4SFD824A have been obtained. With absolutely no problems two of them have been inserted in slots under the bottom cover. On that stage the laptop starts up and works perfectly with total 40 GB of RAM consisted of new 32 GB and original 8 GB. However, after adding a new memory module under the keyboard and/or replacing original 8 GB memory module with new 16 GB, and/or even putting original 8 GB memory module in the neighbouring slot, the laptop doesn't start up. Several attempts have been done to solve this problem, i.e. BIOS has been updated to 1.47 version, CMOS battery has been removed and returned back to its place, SSD drive has been removed and returned back to its place, the laptop has been turned on with a battery only, with AC power adapter only and with both of them. Nothing of the listed above helped to solve a problem. Did someone face the same problem? Is there a solution for it?

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Hi This is my first post to the forum. Regrettably I must start with a problem. Following suggestions on this forum I decided to upgrade RAM in my X200 to 8 GB. I bought 2 4GB chips branded by G.Skill http://www.gskill.com/en/product/f3-1600c11d-8gsl I was very disappointed to find the memory doesn't work. The machine won't start (black screen) with several pipping sounds.I suppose they mean DIMM problem. When I replaced the original memory chips everything is normal. Is this at all impossible and I should go for another memory ?Could possibly BIOS upgrade help ? I'd be very grateful for any comments and suggestions. Cheers,Chris

A:Thinkpad X200 memory upgrade failure

Welcome to the forum!
 
Unfortunately X200's are very picky with DDR3-12800 (DDR3-1600) like the ones you bought.
 
I would advice to buy DDR3-10600 (DDR3-1333) or DDR3-8500 (DDR3-1066) RAM. I would also recommend you to avoid the "Value RAM" line from Kingston, the "Value Select" line from Corsair (other lines from those brands are ok) and any no-name brand from eBay and similar shops.
 
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Hi all, Just bought brand new Thinkpad P51 (20hh0014rt). All latest software updates installed.Now I'm trying to upgrade memory and installing Kingston HyperX HX424S14IBK2/32 kit of 2 x 16Gb in two the slots under the bottom cover - my notebook doesn't boot in this configuration (I press ON button, I can see power LED is on and hear the cooling system, but nothing happens...)When I remove this two memory modules - notebook bootup without problems. This modules are ok at 200% - I'm writing this right now at my Thinkpad P470 with both those modules installed. Is there any way of how I can use this memory with my P51? Thanks!

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Hi!I have a problem with a memory upgrade on the Lenovo ThinkPad T510. Currently I have 2x2GB moduls and wanted to install 2x4GB.When I put 2x4GB in , Windows does not boot, just hangs on a black screen (before win logo). I tried:a) 1 x 4 GB front slot (I get a blue screen of death)b) 1 x 4 GB  back slot(I get a blue screen of death)c) 1 x 2GB + 1 x 4GB (i get black screen)d) upgrading bios - go to a) :e) testing memory in another laptop [works] New memory is  : 4GB DDR3 1600MHz PC3-12800 CL11 KingstonWhat do I do?

A:thinkpad T510 memory upgrade problem

Hi gbanina,I have the same problem when trying to use the same Kingston memory with my T510.Do you know to tell now whether this memory is not compatible with the T510 or it was just a bad memory card?Thanks!

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Hi Guys. I have a Thinkpad T410i notebook with Windows 7 64-bit installed.It has 2x 2GB a RAM in it. I want to upgrade it to 2x 4GB.I got the RAM installed, in the BIOS its okay but Windows won't start. The loading screen freezes, in safemode it stuck at classpnp.sys, I tried renameing it to classpnp.old, after that its stuck at disk.sys.Windows recovery doesn't load. I loaded it with a Ubuntu live USB stick and that works. The ram is Kingston4GB Module - DDR3L 1600MHzPart Number: KVR16LS11/4Specs: DDR3L , 1600MHz , Non-ECC , CL11 , 1.35V , Unbuffered, SODIMM Is this not a good memory for Thinkpad T410i?    

A:Thinkpad T410i memory upgrade issue

Welcome to the forum!
 
If it works with Ubuntu is definitevely a Windows issue. Did you try to start in safe mode? Press F8 immediately after the ThinkPad logo appears when booting.
 
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This morning I received my order for new memory for my laptop and after getting all excited... it didn't work   Old memory was: 1x HMT41GS6AFR8ANew memory is: 2x KVR16LSE11/8 I tried all combinations (new banks alone, 2gether with old, different slot, etc), it just never boots (no BIOS screen, nothing). I this topic: https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-S-Series-ThinkPad-Yoga/Thinkpad-S540-RAM-Upgrade/td-p/1542834 I read:Your system will support DDR3 PC3-12800 & DDR3 PC3-14900 DDR3 (non-ECC), as your system was shipped with DDR3 PC3-12800, I suggest you to go for the same. You can check with 4GB PC3-12800 DDR3L SDRAM 1600MHz SODIMM.

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I know that the L520 allows a maximum memory of 8 GB. Do I have to use each slot to get maximun memory (4 + 4) or can I install a single 8 GB stick into a single slot and leave the other empty? If I can use the 8 + 0 method, does it make any difference as to which slot I install the stick? Additionally, does it make any difference in speed if I use the PC3-10600 memory or PC-12800 memory? i7 - 2620M processor

A:ThinkPad L520 RAM Memory Upgrade / Installation

I'm of the opinion a L520 will support 16GB, at least my T520 and both X220 I have do so. And they're the same generation as yours
 
Generally speaking it's better to have two sticks for dual channel, 2x 4GB should be better than 1x 8GB. Although the difference may not be so noticeable in normal daily usage.

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The current configuration of my system (as bought) is 4Gb RAM.  According to the specifictions, it is upgradable to 8Gb.  I had a conversation with Sales Support via Chat trying to find the correct part number for 8Gb memory to replace the 4Gb.  I was told that as my system is still under warranty, I would need to contact Technical Support for this to happen.  Having done a number of searches on this forum, would I be right in suspecting that the existing 4Gb is soldered in to place - hence the need for a Warranty call to upgrade.  I was advised that any attempt to make the change myself would void the warranty.Any thoughts please.










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A:Memory upgrade Thinkpad Yoga 11e Windows 8.1

http://thinkpads.com/support/hmm/hmm_pdf/tp_11e_yoga11e_hmm_en_sp40f29949.pdfThis seems to say there's one stick of socketed RAM.The bottom cover and the memory module are both marked as "optional-service CRU", so you won't really void warranty by replacing it yourself.The required RAM specification is this: PC3-12800 DDR3L SDRAM 1600MHz SODIMM. Just find an 8GB stick with those specs.

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Hi all, My Lenovo G575 is a few years old, but still works. I have only 1 RAM memory slot soldered onto motherboard. Windows 10 is installed, but quite slow on the internet. Can i upgrade RAM memory from 4gb 1066 speed to one single 8gb card? will it use 8gb or just 4gb? Any options to make internet faster, as i do have BT Fibre and only a few metres from router? Thanks all.

A:ThinkPad W510 RAM Memory Upgrade / Installation

OldComputer1999 wrote:
Hi all,
 
My Lenovo G575 is a few years old, but still works. I have only 1 RAM memory slot soldered onto motherboard. Windows 10 is installed, but quite slow on the internet. Can i upgrade RAM memory from 4gb 1066 speed to one single 8gb card? will it use 8gb or just 4gb? Any options to make internet faster, as i do have BT Fibre and only a few metres from router?
 
Thanks all.

From the parts list of the Maintenance Manual - your computer will only accept 4gb modules.  If you only have one socket on the motherboard, you are limited to a single 4gb stick.  Usually the system has the option for two memory modules, so I would suggest contacting Lenovo support by phone to discuss this situation.
 
Cheers.
 
CB

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I was wondering whether somebody could shed some light on this issue. I am (as many more I guess) suffering from memory shortcut on my S440. Now I just stumbled uppon a new upgrade option from Curcial:http://www.crucial.com/usa/en/ct204864bf160b Is this module compatible with a S440 i7 4500u? BIOS might be an issue as far as I read.













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A:Thinkpad S440 16GB memory upgrade

No,  It won't work and the problem isn't the BIOS or a Lenovo limitation.  You have a 4th gen CPU  i7-4500u.  The 16GB modules only work on 5th gen or later

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Hello to everybody,Recently I have bought a Lenovo Thinkpad X220 and I want to increase the memory, (by default is 4 GB) to 8GB or 16 GB. if it is possible. My question is if this laptop support without any problems or errors 16GB RAM of memory, because officially it is only 8GB.RAM, but I have seen on internet, people with 16GB Ram in this laptop, Are there any problem with this? If so, upgrade to 10GB or 12GB RAM would be posible instead? Also I want to increase the capacity in my laptop (by default is 320 GB.HDD), and I want to put a 500 GB SSD Disc, and if is possible to maintain both the Hard Disc anda SSD Disc, it would be possible to put SSD Disc into the PCI Express slot and mantain the Hard Disc at the same time. Or the only possibility is to replace the Hard Disc for a SSD Disc?Thank you very much,Regards.

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Has anybody upgraded the Ram in their Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga type 20CD from 4GB to 16GB? Thanks, Vasu 

A:Memory Upgrade Yoga Thinkpad Type 20CD

Welcome to the forums!
 
In regards to your question I doubt you will find anyone that has upgraded the RAM on this model since its soldered and and has no extra sockets.  See psref.
 
http://psref.lenovo.com/Product/Think_Tablets_and_Convertibles/ThinkPad_Yoga
 

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Hey Lenovo Enthusiasts! I am about to purchase the Lenovo Thinkpad 550s, and I am tempted to purchase the baseline memory (4GB) and storage (512GB) HDD.  I want to make sure that I can indeed upgrade the memory to 16GB of RAM and the storage to a 256 (or 512) GB SSD. In my research earlier on, I noticed that somebody had posted a link to the parts list:https://download.lenovo.com/parts/ThinkPad/w550s_frubom_20150130.pdf I don't know what half of this technical jargon is, but from what I gather, I have found an SSD made by Samsung on Amazon, and an 8GB memory made by Data Memory Systems that seem to abide. SSD:http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-256GB-2-5-Inch-Internal-MZ-7KE256BW/dp/B00LMXBOP4 Memory:http://www.datamemorysystems.com/parts/lenovo/03X6657/ Questions:1) Could somebody wiser than me please verify that these products will work for the w550s? I was going to purchase them from Crucial, as they say that is is "100% compatible" but I am not sure still.Crucial: http://www.crucial.com/usa/en/compatible-upgrade-for/Lenovo/thinkpad-w550s 2) In regards to the warranty, does anyone know if I were to mess up the data preloaded on the HDD that is put in the laptop, by trying to transfer it to the SSD, would the warranty cover fixing this? Kind regards,Spencer

A:Lenovo Thinkpad W550s Memory upgrade to 16GB and S...

Very disappointing. Yes, I have the same problem (son, since it is your problem!). I note that over 189 people have at least looked at this question you asked before we decided to have you purchase the W550S...and after calling tech support one last time after my son purchased the machine (and was told there should be no issue)-we see BSOD multiple times within an hour.  They happen so quickly that it is hard to even note what the error message is.... I replaced his 512 HD with Samsung SSD 512GB drive. I used a disk duplicator-everything seemed to go great. Then I put in 16GB of RAM-again, everything seemed great. However, the notebook is only now being used frequently as my son is starting school now-and as said above, the BSOD is making me think this has something to do with the SSD or RAM replacement. Yes, obviously, it's fairly easy to replace with the original parts and see if the problem goes away-but he wanted the SSD and more RAM, so even if that fixes the issue-we will likely get rid of the notebook. BUT:  here is what disappoints me:  absolutely no comment on my son's original questions. I'm guessing I won't get input from Lenovo either....will try to call tomorrow, but we are almost beyond the point where we need to return the SSD/RAM and notebook if we want our money back. A little guidance from Lenovo would be appreicated before we need to make a decision.. Thanks,Steve

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I recently upgraded my T500 to a SSD and 8 gbtyes ram.  The diagnostics recognize the 8 gbyte upgrade but state only 4 gbytes are usuable.  I thought the machine maximum was 8.  Is there anything else I need to do to make the machine use the memory.
 
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A:Thinkpad T500 Memory Upgrade - Stupid Question Tim...

The ThinkPad T400 and T500 datasheet states that it can handle up to 8GB of RAM, so it should work unless you are running a 32-bit version of Windows, in which case the maximum RAM that can be addressed by the OS is 4GB regardless of how much RAM you install.       The Windows license key is valid for both 32 and 64-bit, but to go from 32-bit to 64-bit, you would have to uninstall and reinstall Windows. Windows Install Media Download Links,https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows7https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows8https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10 Hope that helps,

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I recently purchased a Yoga 11e 20d9 model and so far I'm loving it.  However, I wanted to upgrade the memory from 4gb to 8gb.  I purchased Crucial 8GB Single DDR3 1600 MT/s (PC3-12800) as all the reviews I read said this was okay to use, however, everytime I install the memory and I try to charge the laptop at the same time it crashes.  I can run windows 10 perfectly without issue up until I try to charge it.  I can charge ther laptop when the laptop is off but for the life of me I can't get it to coexist.  I installed the original ram and everything works perfectly.   Even if I'm in bios, as soon as I plug in the charger the laptop will crash.  It literally has rips on the screen and everything fades out.  As soon as I unplug it, the laptop works flawlessly.   I returned the memory and got a replacement and it does the same exact thing.  I updated both the BIOS and battery firmware.  I am out of ideas.  Any help would be appreciated.  

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I am generally a Mac user, but wanted a PC to run a few apps I can't run on my Mac, and didn't want to partition my drive and use Boot Camp (I'd done this previously, and chose not to do it this time). A few days ago I purchased a Lenovo 110-15ISK laptop, model number 80UD0017US. I had been looking at an HP laptop, but read that it was not so user friendly when upgrading the RAM and hard drive, and passed on that one (for that specific reason), and saw this Lenovo in the local Best Buy on sale. I usually check things out pretty throughly before I purchase, but I have to admit, I didn't on this purchase. Although the laptop is nice, I was not pleased to find out that you pretty much have to disassemble half of the computer to be able to access the memory and hard drive. Not exactly what I was hoping for. Anyway, I've decided to leave the hard drive as is, since it's a 1TB (although I prefer SSD and upgraded my MacBook Pro to an SSD on day 1 and love it!). However, I definitely want to upgrade the RAM from 4GB. I was a little horrified to find out that the 4GB is soldered onto the motherboard, and that there's only one available slot for RAM. I've read up a bit on it, on both this forum and through Google and Bing searches, and it seems there are differing opinions on how much RAM this model can accept and still be stable. Some say it can take as much as a 16GB DDR4 stick bringing the memory up to 20GB, and some say that the max is a 4GB stick, bringing the RAM u... Read more

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G'day, I feel like a bit of an idiot. My work has supplied me a P50 laptop and it came with a stylus pen. I figured I must have been given a touchscreen version of the P50... but now I'm not so sure. S/N: 20EQS4RV00https://store.emprgroup.com.au/lenovo-877529-notebook-tp-p50-16g-512-w10p-20eqs4rv00-20eq-s4rv00.asp... Screen Part Number: 00NY503Walter FRU LCD ASM 15.6 FHD BOE with Mutto The monitor shows as a "MONITOR\LEN40BA" type in Windows Device Manager (i.e. Properties --> Details --> Property (Hardware IDs)). The screen doesn't respond to finger touches or stylus touches. Changed batteries in the pen for brand new ones. Not too sure if a specific driver is needed. I'm guessing I've been led astray here but wanted a second opinion... Thanks      

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Apologies if this is reprising and earlier question on this topic. I have recently acquired an old-ish second-hand ThinkPad X230 [2325SWK build with a G2ET91WW (2.51) BIOS], accompanied by a ThinkPad UltraBase Series 3 docking station [P/N 0B67692] which has an empty 2" bay.I need advice on the following issues:1    The X230 currently has an SSD installed [Samsung 128GB MZ7TD128HAFV-000L1] which will not be large enough for the programs and program data that I have planned to install.  I would like to upgrade to a 1 1TB SSD, and I propose to clone the contents of the existing 128 GB drive to a 1 TB Samsung 850 Evo [MZ-75E1T0B].  Are there any SATA or other firmware issues that I should be aware of before acquiring the 1 TB drive, arranging for its cloning and for the replacement of the current 128 GB drive?2    I would like to populate the empty 2" bay on the UltraBase Series 3 docking station with an HDD, and the model I have in mind is a 2 TB Seagate BarraCuda Hard Drive [ST2000LM015].  Again, I'd like to know if there are any hardware, firmware or other issues before acquisition and installation.I'd be grateful for any help on either of these two issues in an Australian context.

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Hi, I'm a laptop newb, and I just acquired a used X31 Thinkpad.

I ran HD Tune (see attached screenshots) which seem to indicate the HD temp is critical. Is it safe to download drivers if the temp of HD is so critical?

Also, according to my screenshots, do I need a new HD?
 

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Haii, I'm just curious about some technical details, to help me choose between the P52 and P1.1. Does the ThinkPad P52 have any high-power USB Type-A ports that can power a 2.5" HDD? (900mA at 5V)2. Can the touchpad do 3-finger drag (e.g. to move files around)?The manual doesn't say anything about customizing gestures, and the default is to show task view/desktop.3. Can it use the discrete GPU (Quadro P2000) for the built-in display?Or is the dGPU only for external displays over HDMI/Thunderbolt?4. Why is the memory frequency limited to 24000MHz due to an "Intel limitation" (as noted in the P52 specs sheet) while the ThinkPad P1 indicates no such limitation?(configured with the same motherboard and CPU ? i7-8850H)5. What's the refresh rate of the display?

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Haii, I'm just curious about some technical details, to help me choose between the P52 and P1. 1. Does the ThinkPad P52 have any high-power USB Type-A ports that can power a 2.5" HDD? (900mA at 5V) 2. Can the touchpad do 3-finger drag (e.g. to move files around)? The manual doesn't say anything about customizing gestures, and the default is to show task view/desktop. 3. Can it use the discrete GPU (Quadro P2000) for the built-in display? Or is the dGPU only for external displays over HDMI/Thunderbolt? 4. Why is the memory frequency limited to 24000MHz due to an "Intel limitation" (as noted in the P52 specs sheet) while the ThinkPad P1 indicates no such limitation? (configured with the same motherboard and CPU ? i7-8850H) 5. What's the refresh rate of the display?

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Hello, I am looking at a Lenovo ThinkPad E480 and I have some questions about it. (1) Are there two Memory Slots on the Motherboard ? Can I have an 8GB + 8GB (total 16GB) configuration ? (2) Does the M.2 interface support SATA3 and PCIe NVMe both ? (3) Does the 2.5" interface support SATA3 ?  (4) If I order from Lenovo Canada Do I have to pay customs/duty fee ? Many Thanks 

A:Some Questions about ThinkPad T480

Hello and welcome,
 
You've posted in a "T" forum. Your subject mentions a T480 but your post body says E480.
 
Please clarify which model you're interested in.
 
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I purchased my T460p 20FW000TUS last month it and came with Windows 7 - but the OS crashed at least once a day!   Even when I used F11 to reinstall Windows 7 it still continued to crash - I repeated this three times and it was still unstable!   I wanted to create a Windows 7 Product Recovery USB stick but for some reason was unable to! Because of this instability, I contact Lenovo Product Recovery Team and they dispatched me a Windows 10 Product Recovery USB stick.   I tried to install Windows 10 using this USB stick, but it wouldn't complete installation due to os freeze/hang at dowork.cmd.  I used ctl,alt, shift to close close down this command, but Windows would boot up.  I repaetd product recovery two more times and the same issue arose eeach time.    Mny hours later, now I don't have Windows 10 installed or Windows 7 installed and don't have any reliable product recoevry media, which seems an absurd situation to be in, with a one month old Thinkpad - a great machine but not operating system and no possibility of doing anywork! Kindly please help! Thankyou so much,Philip

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I fairly computer literate but have not kept up with some of the more recent changes in hardware/system software. I will tell you how I used my "old" T510 laptop running Win7Pro, with the hope that someone can tell me how to do (at least basically) the same thing with my new P50 running Win10Pro. I had my old T510 set up with 1 big hard drive with 1 partition (my C: drive).  BIOS driven system with MBR partitions.  I used commercially available software that basically allowed me split that 1 partition into 2 while copying all data into BOTH partitions; in other words, both partitions were bootable Win7 partitions.  Then, after some confifguration using said commercially available software, upon power-up I was presented with a menu where I first had to choose one of those 2 bootable partitions.  This was perfect for me in that my T510 behaved as two completely different laptops, one of which was for my personal business and such, and the other was for my W2 job where I was joined to my employers domain, etc.  Furthermore, again due to that "magic" software, once I was booted into the partition I used while working from my employer, I could make my "personal" partition unavailable so those busy body network admins had no access to my personal stuff.  This is also useful because I often have to share my laptop with fellow employees when we are out in the field, and they therefore cannot poke around in my personal stuff either. T... Read more

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I have a LS510 that apphaears to not have bluetooth.   Does anyone know if (1) can I add a bluetooth daughter board to add bluetooth and (2) if I add the daughter board (I can get one on eBay) will I also have to have an antenna or is the antenna part of the daughter board.   Thanks for any help or suggestions!  Jack

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I've purchased (hopefully they'll send me the right one) a used Thinkpad Yoga 15 on eBay. I was informed that it was one that does not include the Nvidia 840m card. I'm not sure how often I'm planning on gaming with it, but I'd like the option if it was cheap. I got the laptop itself for about $210 total and saw an NVIDIA 840m chip for $10-$20 on eBay. Would it be possible to install? I'm sure I've read that it's not possible to change it if it comes with it installed because it is soldered on. If it IS possible to install (as I believe there should be an empty spot for it if it doesn't come with it), would it be possible to install a slightly more powerful chip?  Another question is could I install an mSATA 256 GB SSD into the available mSATA slot without any issue and use it as a second storage space?

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Hi! I got a Thinkpad X60 (1706-C92) lying around in my drawer for quite sometime, as my secondary notebook.There is a WWAN antenna available at the top right corner of the LCD display.However, there isn't a SIM card reader available (SIM placeholder available on motherboard) besides the DIMM slots.I also noticed that there are LED indicators for WiFi and Bluetooth, but no LED for WWAN.In this case, can WWAN still be used in my laptop even I were to install a Lenovo approved WWAN card since the antenna is available?I am currently residing in Singapore, with all GSM carriers around the island. RegardsEdmund

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Hi everyone. Just want to introduce myself as I'm now a happy owner of a new Lenovo L380 Yoga ThinkPad laptop. Got it from Best Buy for $899.99 last week. I'm upgrading from an old Sony Vaio Windows laptop from several years ago, that thing was sooooo slow to boot up/shut down and perform simple Photoshop commands. It would take more than a few minutes to simply boot up Windows, I would go to the kitchen to brew a pot of coffee, then come back to the Sony laptop to finally start up Windows. It was practically unusable. My new L380 with its 256GB SSD drive boots up Windows in only 10 to 15 seconds and shuts down even faster. I'm simply blown away! Truly amazed! Plus it's my first laptop with a 2 in 1 design touchscreen with stylus pen writing...so cool! I was also checking out some Lenovo Yoga 2 in 1 laptops (930 model?) and was impressed with its thinness and screen brilliance. But I didn't like the minimal connection ports on the sides of the laptops. Nor did I like the very reflective screen. Also didn't care for the keyboard and lack of right/left click buttons on these other Yoga models.  Some questions please: 1) I'm wondering if it's worthwhile for me to upgrade the built-in 8GB of RAM? So far it's been very quick for my basic needs. But I'm considering doing more intensive Photoshop commands such as batch processing hundreds or thousands or Nikon digital RAW files in the future. Will 8 GB of RAM be sufficient for this task? 2) I calle... Read more

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