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urbanra5cal
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Registered: ‎01-25-2008
Location: Makati Philippines
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Can the Y410 take 4 gigs RAM?

    I got a Y410 w/ 1.5g Core 2 667mhz fsb.  There is one 2g 667mhz RAM chip installed.  I have a free slot, which I really wanna fill with another identical chip.  I been reading about the desktops not taking more than 3 gigs RAM and I wonder if this will also be the case with this lappy.
    Sure, I don't NEED all that RAM, but I want it.  Any strong advice against?
Lenovo 3000 y410 / Vista Ultimate x64 / 1.5Ghz Core 2 Duo / 4G 667Mhz RAM / 160G HDD SATA
ckhown
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Registered: ‎01-19-2008
Location: Malaysia
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Re: Can the Y410 take 4 gigs RAM?

Lenovo 3000 Y410 technical specifications: Memory Up to 4GB PC2-5300/667MHz
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urbanra5cal
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Re: Can the Y410 take 4 gigs RAM?

Just installed the RAM.  RESULTS:

BIOS sees 4 gigs
CPU-Z sees 4 gigs
Desktop>My Computer>Properties sees 3 gigs

I saw a BCDedit hack (via cmd) that I saw online to enable Vista to see all 4 gigs but somehow I was denied access to the Boot....will be patiently searching for other hacks.
Lenovo 3000 y410 / Vista Ultimate x64 / 1.5Ghz Core 2 Duo / 4G 667Mhz RAM / 160G HDD SATA
RealBlackStuff
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Re: Can the Y410 take 4 gigs RAM?

You will need a 64-bit version of XP or Vista to use the full 4GB. The standard 32-bit version can only 'see' 3GB, as you found out.
Any hacks you may apply could void your warranty!
urbanra5cal
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Re: Can the Y410 take 4 gigs RAM?

I just installed SP 1 and now all 4 gigs are recognized.  Interesting.
Lenovo 3000 y410 / Vista Ultimate x64 / 1.5Ghz Core 2 Duo / 4G 667Mhz RAM / 160G HDD SATA

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