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G550 - Maximum RAM capacity

2011-10-09, 18:36 PM

Hi

 

How much RAM can I install in my G550 laptop ?

 

Model: g550 (model name: 20023)

chipset: gl40

 

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2006 to present - withdrawn, 4 GB is maximum capacity for my model but I'm not sure what does it mean.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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Re: G550 - Maximum RAM capacity

2011-10-09, 19:01 PM

http://www.crucial.com/upgrade/compatible-memory-for/Lenovo/G550+(2958-R6U)/list.html

 

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.

 

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Re: G550 - Maximum RAM capacity

2011-10-09, 19:20 PM

Thanks for help.

 

So my laptop can operate with only 4 GB RAM. I thought  I would be able to put in it 2 x 4 GB :) What a pity :(

 

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Re: G550 - Maximum RAM capacity

2011-10-09, 19:44 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.

 

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Max Ram on a G550 Laptop

2012-06-13, 16:32 PM

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?

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Re: Max Ram on a G550 Laptop

2012-06-18, 17:45 PM

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Re: Max Ram on a G550 Laptop

2012-06-18, 20:24 PM

I have installed (2) 4GB pieces of memory in the G550.

It is only showing me 4GB.

Is this a MotherBoard Limitation?

Is there a Bios update that might work?

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Re: Max Ram on a G550 Laptop

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Re: Max Ram on a G550 Laptop

2012-06-19, 20:26 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.

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Re: Max Ram on a G550 Laptop

2012-06-21, 15:45 PM
@dcihon

please, also take a look at this thread:
http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-3000-and-Essential/G550-Ram-Problem/m-p/219047#M19105

http://www.krasotaiskusstva.com
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