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10-14-2008

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W700 Ram upgrade

2008-10-14, 13:15 PM
Hello, I am getting my W700 shipped to me. Once I get it it will I be able to upgrade the RAM? I have 4gigs of ram, (the most it would allow on selection) It said I can have 8 though. I mistakenly let order through without going and finding out on how I can get the 8. Since the order is going through, and being shipped to me, I want to know when it arrives will I be able to upgrade it to 8? What type of ram? Can I order it through lenovo? Thank you for any information.
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09-04-2008

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Re: W700 Ram upgrade

2008-10-15, 0:56 AM

I believe the W700 has 2 slots for RAM. What you will get is 2X2Gigs of PC3-8500 DDR3 SDRAM 1067MHz SODIMM Memory and as long as the speed is the same as the one you get and you use DDR3 you can upgrade it yourself. The problem is there's no 4Gigs of DDR3 dimms as of today (not that I'm aware of) but I'm sure they'll be available soon. The price will not be cheap though, DDR3 is still new on laptops. And one more thing, you will have to sell the RAM on your W700 to upgrade to 8Gigs :smileysad:

 

If you need to get 8Gigs of DDR3 RAM now, the only option is the Dell M6400 which has 4 slots of RAM and do the upgrade yourself because for some reason you can't customize it with more than 4Gigs right now. Either way, the W700 seems a better option right now. Let us know how's the performance once you get your machine, please!!

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09-11-2008

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Re: W700 Ram upgrade

2008-10-15, 1:12 AM

8 gigs of ram is available just it is very expensive right now.. The price will come down soon enough.

 

http://www.crucial.com/store/listparts.aspx?model=ThinkPad%20W500%20Series

 

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Re: W700 Ram upgrade

2008-10-16, 0:04 AM
Ouch!! I guess for now we should keep our notebooks with 4 Gigs of RAM...
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