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W530 RAM Flex Mode?

2015-05-31, 18:47 PM

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I'm thinking of upgrading my w530's RAM from 2x4GB to 3x4GB. Does anyone know if the quad-core version of the w530 supports flex mode? Also if 2 sticks run in dual-channel and the third runs in single-channel, is there as much of a performance hit as with 3 sticks running in single-channel?

 

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Re: W530 RAM Flex Mode?

2015-06-01, 7:04 AM
It will run 2x4GB at double channel and 1x4GB at single channel. My advice: get 2x4GB so you have 4x4GB.

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2015-06-01, 4:38 AM

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Re: W530 RAM Flex Mode?

2015-06-01, 7:04 AM
It will run 2x4GB at double channel and 1x4GB at single channel. My advice: get 2x4GB so you have 4x4GB.

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Re: W530 RAM Flex Mode?

2015-06-01, 7:16 AM

Thanks for the reply! I am ultimately planning to get 4x4GB, but since the RAM stick is sold as a single module on Amazon, I thought I could manage with 3x4GB for a while. Is there a significant performance loss with this configuration?

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