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Ram for Lenovo ThinkPad w520

2020-08-23, 17:57 PM

Good day,

    what ram must I purchase for a Lenovo ThinkPad w520? I would or 16 or 32 GB ram. Please, let me know.

 

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Re:Ram for Lenovo ThinkPad w520

2020-08-25, 8:37 AM

Hi,

 

Welcome to the Lenovo forum community!

 

So, the unit supports up to 32 GB, so depends on how much memory you want, and what kind you want, it is adviseable to install the memory as 2 or 4 to enable dual memory bank access.

 

So, either 4x8 = 32, or 2x8 = 16, these are examples.

 

The memory type you would need is DDR3L-1600 SODIMM

 



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Re:Ram for Lenovo ThinkPad w520

2020-08-25, 11:19 AM

I have installed 32 GB RAM, without problems. More is better in this case, always better than swapping.

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Re:Ram for Lenovo ThinkPad w520

2020-08-27, 17:17 PM

Thanks very much.

 

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2020-08-27, 17:18 PM

Thanks very much. I thought to do so.

 

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Re:Ram for Lenovo ThinkPad w520

2020-08-27, 17:54 PM

I apologize for my ignorance. On Amazon I found only 8gb modules. Where I can find 16gb modules? If possible not so expensive... 

 

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Re:Ram for Lenovo ThinkPad w520

2020-08-28, 7:51 AM

Largest Memory modules for DDR3 is 8 GB, so that is the reason why you cannot find larger ones.

 

Your laptop does have room for 4 memory modules though.



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Re:Ram for Lenovo ThinkPad w520

2020-08-28, 9:07 AM

Thanks. I was led astray by the collaborator who wrote to have 32Gb of Ram, but it was another type of pc.

 

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2020-08-28, 9:08 AM

How can I write [solved] on my first message?

 

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Re:Ram for Lenovo ThinkPad w520

2020-08-28, 9:11 AM

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