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testplayer01
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W540 memory: which one is compatible with the HMT41GS6BFR8A-PB (FRU 03X6657)?

Just received my W540 today. I selected the 8GB single DIMM in configuration. Now I want to buy 3 other RAM that is compatible with the shipped one HMT41GS6BFR8A-PB (FRU 03X6657). So which RAM should I buy?

 

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Thanks.

 

 

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Re: W540 memory: which one is compatible with the HMT41GS6BFR8A-PB (FRU 03X6657)?

The safest thing is always to buy 3 identical sticks, HMT41GS6BFR8A-PB. I have used corsair vengeance in mixed configurations and have had good results, but I often see posts about a particular RAM module working with one brand and not another

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Re: W540 memory: which one is compatible with the HMT41GS6BFR8A-PB (FRU 03X6657)?

But the price is way too high and unreasonable. That's why I'm asking this question.

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Re: W540 memory: which one is compatible with the HMT41GS6BFR8A-PB (FRU 03X6657)?

Hello.

 

I have 2 different pairs in my W540.

 

The 2x 4GB Samsung M471B5173DB0-YK0 PC3L-12800 1600MHz ones that came with the machine and then I added a pair of  Transcend TS1GSK64W6H 8GB PC3L-12800 DDR3-1600MHz that I got from our Lenovo partner, for a combined 24GB setup.

 

Although it's preferrable to have the RAM in pairs, it's not crucial. For optimal results though, I recommend that you stick to the same type of RAM for all four slots.

 

Cheers!

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