05-06-2012 01:45 PM
Hi, I'm really interested in the G770 as my new laptop and I'm wondering if anyone can confirm it being able to take 16GB of RAM? The specs say a maximum of 8 but there are websites selling two sticks of 8GB saying it can handle up to 16GB. Also I'm curious if the video card on the Radeon model is one of those MXM video cards that you can remove and upgrade in the future? Thank you all.
05-09-2012 09:47 AM
Hello cq7911 and welcome to community,
The laptop supports maximum memory 8GB PC3-10600 1333MHz DDR3, non-parity, dual-channel capable, two 204-pin SO-DIMM sockets.
05-23-2012 09:42 PM
I have a Lenovo G770 and as of today it has 16GB of memory.
I just installed 2 8GB sticks of DDR3 1333MHz and windows sees the memory just fine.
I used GEIL memory that I received from new egg for $79.99 for the pair.
04-13-2013 09:33 AM
Yes, the system will run 16GB of Ram.
However, it causes Crashes.
When installing the BIOS Mod, you can see both of the 8GB sticks available.
However, in the "Information" tab, it will see the 16GB sticks as 6GB instead.
This is what is causing the system crashes.
I was going to remove the CMOS Battery and try to get it to recignize the 16GB that way.
However, as I soon found out, the CMOS Battery is soldered to the motherboard, which is a dumbass thing for the manufacture to do.
The motherboard will run 16GB of ram, however, it will crash on you often with Memory related issues.
If you are OK with the crashes, then go for it, otherwise, stick with the 8GB that Lenovo recommends for the system.
Have a good one all.
10-29-2013 09:40 PM
Been running 16GB of RAM since I posted it here a long time ago. There are no system crashes, no random crashes, no nothing. Works faster and better than the second one that I have with 8GB in it, and has never had any issues whatsoever.
As to the BIOS showing 6 instead of 16, I chalk that up to the fact that there is only a single position in the screen to show the memory and so it is showing the 6 of 16 as it can't show both numbers.
Windows has no issue seeing it and again, it runs like a charm, no issues at all.
In closing- Upgrade the memory, it's worth it all around, and you'll be happier.
10-30-2013 07:03 AM - edited 10-30-2013 07:04 AM
Mine kept crashing, and blue screens constantly.
So I had to get rid of the 16gb sticks, and go with 8gb.
It might have something to do with the memory type/manufacture.
You stated that you are using GEIL
That was not what I used, so am not really sure if having that would have made a difference or not.
I tried and tried and tried.
As that was the ONLY reason why I bought this blasted thing, was for the ability to upgrade to 16GB of memory.
I did a BIOS mod, and was able to get my Video Card to 128MB of memory, instead of the stupid 64mb that it came with.
There is just so many thing that pisses me off about Lenovo, that I will never purchase another system from them ever again.
Thanks for the update.
10-30-2013 12:06 PM
Oh that's pretty awful, nothing worse than the constant blue screens, enough to drive anyone crazy.
I can't say I have received any of those issues though. I try to always use memory that has a lifetime warranty which is why I went with the GEIL it was the least expensive Newegg had with a lifetime warranty. It's bee in the system since my original post, and I am using it now. So far no issues at all, and I must tell you if you can get memory that works will be very happy with the performance difference it really is impressive.
I never tried to get the video memory up, I use mine mostly for work so the video is not as key to me, but I'd like to know what you did anyway, especially as there is ittle info on this G770 system and upgrades anyway. So if you have a few minutes let me know, just curious.
I am an IBM Thinkpad guy myself, this was my first try with Lenovo. I was very impressed with the build quality, and the unit itself. I was not impressed with Lenovo themselves, and their service and support. I could find nothing that was a better bang for the buck though. I got this G770 with Blue ray and all the rest for $399. I added a 3 year warranty to it and that's where service became an issue. They took forever to add it to the serial number, and they just ran me around making me dislike their service.
Now here's a question, I am looking at upgrading the cpu, the more I have read the more it seems we have a socket 988 which should hold an i7 maybe even a quad i7 but I can't find anything about that. May be you have some insight? I am about ready to take this one apart and check the sockets etc., but I have been lazy. I am running an i5 now but would love to have the i7. Greedy ain't I? lol
10-30-2013 01:26 PM
I sold my 16gb of memory on eBay that I bought from NewEgg for $45.00 over what I paid for it.
So that was not that bad. However, I would have liked to have stuck with the 16gb.
NewEgg GEIL Memory, is very expensive today, it was over $100.00 for the 16gb, so at the time, I could only afford something around the $75.00 mark.
As for the BIOS Graphics memory deal.
It is a BIOS mod, that I found online.
Go to my post #6 on this link
Follow the instructions to a T, and you will gain all the available tabs.
It will show each 8gb stick of memory that you have.
However, it will still only show 6 instead of 16 in the main page for the memory.
Once you have that done.
Then let me know, and I will give you the information on doing the BIOS for changing the graphics memory.
As for the CPU.
Easy access, remove the back panel, where your memory is at.
bottom left side, remove the fan, and then you can access the CPU that way.
I have read that it will not upgrade the CPU.
I have read a lot of bad things about this system, that makes me wish I never heard of this **bleep** company.
Hell, their company here in NC, is having issues, so. That is not good to hear.
If there is a way to send a private message on this group, send me one with your email, and we can corrospond that way, instead of through here.