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Re: Thinkpad E530 Max. RAM Upgrade

2017-10-13, 4:07 AM

Keep on posting.  I love what you are doing to your laptop.  ?


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Re:Thinkpad E530 Max. RAM Upgrade

2020-03-21, 7:34 AM

I have the i3-3120m with 4GB of RAM.

I plan on upgrading the CPU, RAM, and removing the DVD drive and adding a 2nd HDD/SSD Caddy for a 2.5mm to M.2 adapter.


From this post i understand that i can buy that Crucial 16GB kit from that link, but i have to have an i7 for the system to see the whole 16GB?

If i used the 8GB kit instead do i have to upgrade to the i3-2350m first or will my i3-3120m recognize 8GB too?


Basically i want to end up with the i7-3610QM at some point AND 16GB of RAM, I just may have to buy them separately for budget reasons. Basically i have to buy the CPU first because my current system can't use more than 4GB of RAM?


Someone please tell me if i'm on the right track.

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