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gudgeon
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Compatibility of RAM modules between G550 & G560 laptop's - SOLVED

I hope someone can give me some advice. I've a friend with a G550 running Windows 7 32 with only 2 GB of RAM, and it's woefully slow.

 

I suggested he update to 4 GB (his system is obviously only capable of addressing 4 GB) and, as I recently updated my G560 to 8 GB (I'm running 64 bit Windows) I wondered whether I could give him one of my two old 2 GB modules (1 original, one added Crucial), or replace both, to upgrade his system? On paper, the memory seems to be similar to my untutored eye - am I missing some incompatibility between the two systems?

 

Thanks for any help you can give.

Iain

Lenovo G560 - Windows 7 Home Premium x64
sclexman
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Re: Compatibility of RAM modules between G550 & G560 laptops.

G550:

2GB, 3GB, or 4GB std / 4GB max / PC3-8500 1066MHz DDR3, non-parity,
dual-channel capable, two 204-pin SO-DIMM sockets;
Italics: standard memory in both sockets; no sockets available;
Non-italics: standard memory in one socket; 1 socket available

 

G560:

2GB or 4GB std / 8GB max / PC3-8500 1066MHz DDR3, non-parity,
dual-channel capable, two 204-pin SO-DIMM sockets;
Italics: standard memory in both sockets; no sockets available;
Non-italics: standard memory in one socket; 1 socket available

 

Both machines have same memory spec.

JDGillis
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Re: Compatibility of RAM modules between G550 & G560 laptops.

The system specs for both systems state that the G550 and G560 both use PC3-8500 1066MHz DDR3 RAM, so the ram you have should work just fine in your friends G550.    I would probably use the matched pair of 2GB SODIMMs that you removed from your G560, but it really should not matter.

 

Cheers,

gudgeon
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Re: Compatibility of RAM modules between G550 & G560 laptops.

sclexman & JDGillis

Thank you both for your very helpful replies - great news!
Iain

Lenovo G560 - Windows 7 Home Premium x64
gudgeon
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Re: Compatibility of RAM modules between G550 & G560 laptops.

Just to add that I successfully installed one of my two RAM modules on my friend's G550 to bring it up to 4GB and all went well. No racehorse, but a much improved performance! Thanks again to both of you for your helpful posts.



Iain

Lenovo G560 - Windows 7 Home Premium x64

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