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12-27-2008

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W700 16 GB Memory Possible? - W701 Option available now!

2010-04-11, 10:02 AM

Hello

 

I was looking at the Lenovo.com site on the W701 (not 700) spec & running through the Customise options on a W701.

 

It appears that 16GB of Memory is available for the 701 as an option.

 

Does anyone know if the W700 could support the same level of memory?

 

I am running 8GB at present on 2.53 Quad Core & it needs a "lift" for some of the work I am doing. Hence the question.

 

Many thanks & kindest regards

Mark

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12-20-2008

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Re: W700 16 GB Memory Possible? - W701 Option available now!

2010-04-11, 10:27 AM

W701 have 4 ram slots according to a review that i have seen, so this may explain why it can support 16 gig of ram. 

 

http://blog.laptopz.com/2010/03/03/lenovo-thinkpad-w701-w701ds-review/

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Jin Li

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Re: W700 16 GB Memory Possible? - W701 Option available now!

2010-04-11, 12:43 PM

Many thanks lead_org for the link.

 

4 slots - that will explain alot.

 

Looks a lovely unit.

 

Kindest regards

 

Mark

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11-07-2009

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Re: W700 16 GB Memory Possible? - W701 Option available now!

2010-04-17, 4:25 AM

You can allways overram with 8Gb SODIMM if you want. They are kind of pricey but they will be more afordable in a couple of months.

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Re: W700 16 GB Memory Possible? - W701 Option available now!

2010-04-21, 9:40 AM

8gb is the max ram supported by the PM45 chipset I believe.

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Re: W700 16 GB Memory Possible? - W701 Option available now!

2010-04-21, 11:08 AM

 


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8gb is the max ram supported by the PM45 chipset I believe.


It does say "8-GB maximum memory support" in http://www.intel.com/Assets/PDF/datasheet/320122.pdf . Is that a hard limit?

 

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Re: W700 16 GB Memory Possible? - W701 Option available now!

2010-04-21, 13:07 PM

 


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8gb is the max ram supported by the PM45 chipset I believe.


It does say "8-GB maximum memory support" in http://www.intel.com/Assets/PDF/datasheet/320122.pdf . Is that a hard limit?

 


Yes, that how much maximum ram the laptop can support. 

 

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Re: W700 16 GB Memory Possible? - W701 Option available now!

2010-04-21, 18:32 PM

This is not my experience from where I stand. I already was able to overram my previous laptop even if the specification said that it was not supported.

 

http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/W-Series-ThinkPad-Laptops/Overramming-a-W700-to-16GB-Is-it-possible/m-p/179878

 

Anyway, this is all speculation until someone really try to do it. But I am very confident that it will work! 

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2010-04-21, 22:52 PM

 


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This is not my experience from where I stand. I already was able to overram my previous laptop even if the specification said that it was not supported.

 

http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/W-Series-ThinkPad-Laptops/Overramming-a-W700-to-16GB-Is-it-possible/m-p/179878

 

Anyway, this is all speculation until someone really try to do it. But I am very confident that it will work! 


T61 spec was given by Lenovo, while Intel spec did say it could support 8 gig of ram. While, the max ram spec of 8 gig with PM45 is given by Intel. 

 

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Re: W700 16 GB Memory Possible? - W701 Option available now!

2010-04-22, 21:08 PM

 


wrote:

This is not my experience from where I stand. I already was able to overram my previous laptop even if the specification said that it was not supported.

 

http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/W-Series-ThinkPad-Laptops/Overramming-a-W700-to-16GB-Is-it-possible/m-p/179878

 

Anyway, this is all speculation until someone really try to do it. But I am very confident that it will work! 


I thought that W700 would handle 16GB until I saw the Intel PM45 documentation. :smileysad:

 

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