10-09-2011 11:36 AM
How much RAM can I install in my G550 laptop ?
Model: g550 (model name: 20023)
Now I've got 3 GB (DDR3 PC3-8500). According to Personal Systems Reference Lenovo Essential Notebooks
2006 to present - withdrawn, 4 GB is maximum capacity for my model but I'm not sure what does it mean.
Doest it mean I can install 4 GB RAM for each slot ? Or 4GB RAM is the maximum amount of memory that my matherboard can deal with ?
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10-09-2011 12:01 PM
It means 2-2gb sticks total. 1 2 gb stick in each slot.
It looks like you already have 1-2gb stick in there, so you would just have to replace the 1-1gb stick with a 2gb stick.
10-09-2011 12:44 PM
Usually, manufacturers specs call for a certain maximum of memory, but the machines are able to take a lot more.
In all the searches that I did concerning your machine, they all came up with a 4gb total.
You could run Crucial's scanner and that would tell you exactly how much ram your machine will take.
Keep in mind that a 32bit OS will only see about 3.4 gb of ram. To see any more would require a 64bit OS.
06-13-2012 09:32 AM - edited 06-13-2012 09:32 AM
Everything I find "officially" says this computer can only have 4GB ram.
However I think that is only because it uses a 32bit operating system and that is all that it can see.
I would like to know if I install a 64bit operating system on it like Linux Mint 64bit can I take the Ram up to 8GB?
Does anyone know this?
06-19-2012 01:26 PM - edited 06-19-2012 01:28 PM
From Lenovos' Overview page for G550:
"DDR3, 800/1066MHz support, 2x SODIMM, up to 8 GB Max"
Is all memory visible in the BIOS? (Press F2 key at boot)
And yes, you will need 64 bit OS to use extra 4 GB.
06-21-2012 08:45 AM