10-04-2016 09:11 AM
Thank you for the reply. Maybe I will try the 2 1GB sticks to see what happens. I am a little disappointed at the fact that I may not be able to upgrade over 8GB since that was the reason I bought this machine, even refurbished.
10-04-2016 09:15 AM
12-22-2017 10:21 AM
The beeping indicates some sort of incompatibility. I suggest that you start with 2 x 4 GB and get this to work. Then add 2 x 1GB or 2 x GB etc. Whilst I could get 4 x 4GB to work .. when I had the graphic card installed I could get no more 12 GB to work. I'm not sure whether this was a power limitation or some other sort of incompatibility. Have a read though other post https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkCentre-A-E-M-S-Series/M58-M58p-upgrade-processor-amp-fan-memory-gr.... This talks about memory & bios. Regards
06-13-2018 03:54 AM
I have ThinkCentre M58 Tower (model 6209 with latest BIOS update) with 16GB of DDR3.
It works with 4 sticks of 4 GB DDR3 RAM. The only problem is that you cannot use a PCIe x16 GPU when you have more than 8GB of RAM.
So, you can either have (8GB and dedicated videocard) or (16GB and use the integrated graphics).
Some additional information for the curious:
The x16 PCIe GPU does not work with 16GB even if power is over-provided (if the PSU is 500W and all the components can only draw a maximum of 300W on Prime95 torture test)
I am yet to try an externalGPU (eGPU) setup with a riser card on the PCIe x1 slot. I cannot say if it will work atm.
Also, I can confirm that xeon X3370 (LGA775) works on this motherboard (but at maximum power draw the stock cooler is not enough for its 95W). Also xeons X3323 L5420 did not work.
06-13-2018 05:55 AM
Thank you for that information. It was the most helpful up to this point and is really a bummer at the same time. I would try the integrated graphics, but I am afraid my video and photo editing software will not budge even with all the ram.
I guess I could try it and see. Again, thank you again for the information!
07-09-2018 02:18 AM - edited 07-09-2018 02:34 AM
I have 3 M58p towers with 12Gb of RAM and a NVdia PCIe video card (GForce 710 and 730) in each.
Was never able to get more than 12Gb of RAM to work in these units. Never tried it without the PCIe video card though.
You can get to 12Gb by either using 3x4Gb or 2x4Gb and 2x2GB.
Kind of a strange restriction that you can't get to 16Gb with a PCie video card installed.
When I replaced the system board in one of them I first had use only 1gb or 2gb memory sticks until you can get the BIOS updated to the latest version. Without that Bios update it would not accept 4gb memory sticks.
Also upgraded the CPU in one of the units to a Quad Core Q9650 which runs at 3GHz max. Also have 5 (!) SATA hard drives installed in that machine using a PCIe card (in the small pci eslot) that provides 2 extra SATA ports (3 hard drives and 1 DVD-R drive on the system board ports and 2 extra SATA drives connected to the PCIe card. The same card in the small PCI-E slot also provides 4 USB 3.0 ports.
You can also get the onboard connectors for a parallel port and serial port to work if you hook it up correctly and I also use the second set of USB connector pins on the board to connect a memory card reader in the small front slot where the old floppy drive used to go.
These are very versatile machines...
01-20-2019 09:42 PM - edited 01-20-2019 09:44 PM
I could get 16G of ram going using onboard graphics .. but as soon as I installed a PCI graphics card, the most I could get working was 12G of ram. So there is probably some overlap of resources there that prevent this. Reagrds
01-21-2019 07:15 AM
Thank you for the reply. I did find this out searching around on another site. I went with onboard to get a little more snappy with the programs I run, but I might drop an upgraded PCI card in and go with 12GB just to get a little boost for programs like that come from Adobe.