06-02-2016 11:30 AM - last edited on 04-22-2017 12:18 PM by BiggAl
How much ram can be installed in a m70e? i've seen sites that offer 8GB sticks.
Also is the power supply universal?
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06-02-2016 12:10 PM - edited 06-02-2016 12:20 PM
If you don't wish to buy memory from Lenovo, both Kingston and Crucial have 'System Specific' memory for your system that are guarranteed to work. Memory timings must be match what the BIOS expects for the system to recognize it, and generic memory often doesn't work.
Use your Hardware Maintenance Manual for instructions on how to upgrade the memory. After making any memory change, run 2 passes of MemTest86 to ensure all is well. A few older system types (eg. some models of M58), required a BIOS update to support 4 GB modules.
I'm not familiar with the M70, but it's probably similar to the other models. If you take the cover off and measure the existing supply, then you'll know if it is a ATX or TFX standard. )
The Mini-Tower uses a standar ATX power supply, and the SFF a standard TFX pwer supply. A power connector adapter (ATX to Lenovo) is required for M92 and forward. For the SFF, the maximum aftermarket TFX is 400w, with 350w being more common -- not a huge increase over stock. For the Mini-tower, I have had an 650w aftermarket Corsair in mine (I recommend one that is semi-modular and shorter, as space is limited inside the case.
06-02-2016 12:46 PM - edited 06-02-2016 01:31 PM
Thank you very much for the information
I'm going to keep this thread open, i'll see if the m70e can take 4GB sticks when i get it
This is also my first post on the fourms. It's nice to see such a helping community
07-07-2016 06:50 AM - edited 07-07-2016 06:50 AM
A update: I installed a 500 watt EVGA power supply and a gtx 550 Ti and it ran perfectly. the 550 Ti is about 8.25" which was about all that could fit length wise