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W510 RAM upgrade, 16Gb or beyond?

2012-08-01, 11:47 AM

 I need to do some heavy numerical analysis of large datasets so am planning to upgrade the RAM on my W510, currently has 4x2Gb.  Was about to purchase 4x4Gb Corsair CMSO8GX3M2A1333C9 sticks (i.e. 16Gb total) but then saw a a few posts of problems with Corsair memory (BSODs, random reboots) and threads on upgrading to >16Gb, possibly up to 32Gb. 

 

Has anyone succesfully installed one or more Corsair 8Gb modules and afterward had a stable system under load?  If so can you give me the model number of the RAM used?  How about other brands (Hynix, Samsung etc)?

 

Thanks for any help

 

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Re: W510 RAM upgrade, 16Gb or beyond?

2012-08-01, 12:57 PM

Hey MRG,

 

Hey so I can assume your running a 64-bit system and I would suggest the 4GB PC3-10600 DDR3-1333 SODIMM Memory. The Lenovo brand is 39.99 dollars with a part # 55Y3711 each.

 

Best Regards,

 

Hiro

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Re: W510 RAM upgrade, 16Gb or beyond?

2012-08-01, 13:48 PM

mrg,

 

The maximum RAM for the W510 is 16GB.  Here are the detailed specs.:

 

http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/detail.page?LegacyDocID=MIGR-75377

 

 

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Re: W510 RAM upgrade, 16Gb or beyond?

2012-08-01, 13:59 PM

If you have quadcore i7 and 4 slots your w510 will take 32GB of RAM

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Re: W510 RAM upgrade, 16Gb or beyond?

2012-08-01, 14:34 PM

According to the PSREFs here:

 

http://www.lenovo.com/psref/pdf/ltwbook.pdf

 

The i7 quad-core is 16GB max RAM and the dual-core is 8GB max.

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Re: W510 RAM upgrade, 16Gb or beyond?

2012-08-01, 16:20 PM

Well my W510 is currently typing this running on 20GB RAM... upgrading to 32GB asap...

 

 

 

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Re: W510 RAM upgrade, 16Gb or beyond?

2012-08-01, 17:55 PM

Interesting.  I guess the PSREF needs updating then.

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Re:W510 RAM upgrade, 16Gb or beyond?

2020-09-09, 3:08 AM

ummm. 

 

Currently running 24GB ram in my W510 .. at. this. very. moment.

Sooooo, no more then 16G??  .. you're wrong sir.

 

Just. Wrong.

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Re:W510 RAM upgrade, 16Gb or beyond?

2020-09-09, 4:01 AM

At the time the machine was tested and the PSREF was written, 8GB DIMMs did not exist.


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