10-23-2018 09:46 PM
I need to upgrade the memory on my E130.
Currently I have a Samsung DDR3 SO-DIMM 4gb PC3-12800s 1Rx8.
I would like to upgrade to 8gb (4gbx2).
Question: do I necessarily have to get 1Rx8 RAM modules or can I also install 2Rx8?
Thank you so much in advance for your help.
10-24-2018 02:37 AM - edited 10-24-2018 02:43 AM
According to the PSREF for that model, it supports dual ranked/channel SODIMM memory modules
8GB max7 / PC3-12800 1600MHz DDR3, non-parity, dual-channel capable, two 204-pin SO-DIMM sockets * System automatically clocks down for processors with 1333MHz DDR3 memory controller
That said, mixing dual and single ranked RAM is always sort of a crap shoot, so if you plan on just adding 4GB more, you probably should try to match the RAM as close as possible to what you have presently, since any performance gain would be minimal anyway.
10-24-2018 07:47 AM