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E520 RAM memory upgrade to 16gb

Hello everyone!


I own Thinkpad e520 laptop. I would like to upgrade RAM memory in it up to 16gb (2x 8gb). I have read at lenovo support website that it can have only 8 gb (2x 4gb - now I have this configuration). If I replace (2x 8gb) that means it will not work? Has anyone a solution for the problem or experience with this? I care about larger amounts of memory in my laptop.

 

Thanks in advance for your helpful reply.

 

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Re: E520 RAM memory upgrade to 16gb

Hello and welcome,

 

Lenovo lists the memory capacities that it makes available, and often the actual maximum is greater and the aftermarked vendors will say so.  In this case it looks like 8G is the max.  Both Crucial and Kingston agree that it's 8G.

 

http://www.crucial.com/store/listparts.aspx?model=Thinkpad%20Edge%20E520&Cat=RAM

http://www.kingston.com/us/memory/search?DeviceType=3&Mfr=LEN&Line=ThinkPad&Model=71434  (see configuration details tab)

 

I don't have any personal experience with your machine, but I'd be inclined to believe these aftermarket vendors.

 

Sorry it isn't what you wanted to hear.

 

[edit] See below.  Looks like 16G is possible, in spite of what Lenovo and the aftermarketers say.

 

Z.


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Re: E520 RAM memory upgrade to 16gb

my E520 has 16 gigs of ram.
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Jin Li

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Re: E520 RAM memory upgrade to 16gb

lead_org - Could you write something more about your computer? What ram type, which brand do you have? Thanks

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Re: E520 RAM memory upgrade to 16gb

1333 mhz SODIMM 204 pin DDR3, Patriot (the cheapest i could buy).
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Re: E520 RAM memory upgrade to 16gb

Did you do any additional configuration? for example - a new bios or just plug and play?

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