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warrenweiss
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Memory Upgrade for G51-35 80M8 Laptop

I wish to upgrade the memory on my G51-35 80M8 (80M8006NUS) from the installed 8GB to the (theoretically supported maximum) of 16GB.

I replace the 2 4GB memory sticks with a brand name (G.Skill) set of 2 8GB sticks (DDR3L-1600) sticks, but when I hit the power button, I get no response.  Two small LEDs on the front of the machine light up, there is some mechanical noise of a fan or drive, but there is nothing on the screen and no further response.

Are these machines that sensitive to memory types or do they not actually have a 16GB max?

ranielo
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Re: Memory Upgrade for G51-35 80M8 Laptop

The max memory it can handle is 16gb (2x 8gb).

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Re: Memory Upgrade for G51-35 80M8 Laptop

Looking in the manual for your notebook, it does show some memory products that use the 8gb sticks of DDRL (Low Power) 1600 memory, indicating specific sticks in the parts listing.

Looking into the ones listed, it shows PC3-12800 in 2rx8 configuration. It is a Low Power reference and uses CL11 16c 512x8 chips from Micron to make it happen.

I would suggest contacting G.Skill customer support - they are really helpful and should have a work a round for you - or will tell you exactly what will work as an alternative.

Cheers.

CB

I do not work for Lenovo, I only provide suggestions based on my personal willingness to help others. All advice and comments are based on my experience, and do not reflect Lenovo policy, terms or conditions.
warrenweiss
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Re: Memory Upgrade for G51-35 80M8 Laptop

The max is 16GB, but the machine is apparently very sensitive to manufacturers' differences.

warrenweiss
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Re: Memory Upgrade for G51-35 80M8 Laptop

Thank you for the very insightful reply.

 

I've located the part for the Micron/Crucial memory kit.
 
I didn't think to contact G.Skill tech support, but I have and I'll update this thread with what they say.

 

Thanks, again.

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