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01-15-2011

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W510 - missing SO-DIMM brackets

2011-01-15, 2:43 AM

I just tried upgrading memory on my new W510. I was hoping to add 8GB to the 4GB I have, but I only have memory brackets for two modules, despite what the documentation says: four avialable memory slots. I have a Win7 64-bit OS.

 

There's only one slot with brackets/latches on the underside. Same thing under the keyboard - only one set of latches.

Is it just a question of adding the bracket part, or is there more to it than that?

 

At least I've upgraded to 8GB, it's properly recognized - but I'd hate to waste what I have.

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04-03-2010

Singapore

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Re: W510 - missing SO-DIMM brackets

2011-01-15, 4:52 AM
What model is your W510?

4 slots - 2 under the laptop, 2 under the keyboard.
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06-24-2010

Taiwan

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Re: W510 - missing SO-DIMM brackets

2011-01-15, 5:03 AM
dual core i7 for your w510?
the dual core cpu only support 2 dimm memory.
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Re: W510 - missing SO-DIMM brackets

2011-01-16, 4:12 AM
Thanks - my model is a 4318-CTO with a core i5 M560..
So I guess has twu2 has the answer - if the limitation applies to i5 as well.
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08-03-2009

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Re: W510 - missing SO-DIMM brackets

2011-01-17, 9:48 AM

A W510 with a CPU lower than i7-720QM only has two DIMM slots.

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