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I have ThinkPad T440s with 8GB RAM pre-installed, I am trying to upgrade it to 12 GB. Any help?

2020-05-15, 3:08 AM

I have a ThinkPad T440s with 8GB RAM pre-installed, I am trying to upgrade it to 12 GB because I work with music production software. I believe it is a 2014 or 2015 model. 

Specs: Intel Core i5-4300U CPU @1.90 Ghz @2.49 Ghz, 8 GB installed RAM, 64-bit/x64-based processor

 

The laptop is of the 20AR Type.

 

I should purchase a 4GB RAM Memory and add it to the 8GB already installed, right? I think the laptop can support 12 GB of RAM. How should I go about doing this and where (what brand) would you suggest I purchase the memory from?

 

Thanks.

 

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Re:I have ThinkPad T440s with 8GB RAM pre-installed, I am trying to upgrade it to 12 GB. Any help?

2020-05-15, 4:43 AM

Per the Psref for the T440s, there is 4GB soldered on board and a single SODIMM socket, so in your case I would assume you have a 4GB SODIMM filling that socket presently, so you would have to purchase an 8GB to get i[ to 12GB.

 

The Psref states that you need to buy PC3-12800 1600MHz DDR3L RAM for your system.    The L after the DDR3 stands for low voltage (1.35V) vs normal DDR3 that runs at 1.5V, so make sure what you by 1.35V DDRL or it will probably not boot.

 

As far as where to by your RAM, I have had good luck buying directly from Crucial (the retail arm of the RAM manufacturer Micron) but RAM made by Samsung and Hynix is also very good and can save you a few bucks.

 

 

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Re:I have ThinkPad T440s with 8GB RAM pre-installed, I am trying to upgrade it to 12 GB. Any help?

2020-05-15, 21:36 PM

Okay, so I should buy an 8 GB Memory. I found the correct RAM from Crucial and will probably purchase it through Newegg. Thank you.

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