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T460 max RAM specs

2017-07-27, 0:06 AM

Hi!

I just got a T460 and it came with 4gb of RAM installed. I would like to know the maximum speeds and specs possible for this system? I have the i5-6300U processor if that matters. I am looking at these currently:

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231732

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231709

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820236066

I was about to buy one of these but started wondering if I could get even better specs. I know that the processor can handle DDR4-2133, LPDDR3-1866, and DDR3L-1600. All I can really find for the laptop is up to 32 gb. My question is which of these can I use and could I use DDR3L-2133 or DDR4 or which of this is interchangeable.

 

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Re: T460 max RAM specs

2017-07-27, 0:15 AM

You need DDR3L-1600 (or faster) memory.  The others (LPDDR3 and DDR4) won't work.  The maximum is 32GG (2X16GB). I have always liked Corsair Vengeance, but other people have favorite brands.  In general, faster than 1600 makes no difference.  If you think you might ever need more than 16GB, I would suggest a single 16GB DIMM.


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Re: T460 max RAM specs

2017-07-27, 0:28 AM

Based on Crucial's compatibility site http://www.crucial.com/usa/en/compatible-upgrade-for/Lenovo/thinkpad-t460 they can have DDR3L-1866. This is one of the main reasons why I'm second guessing myself. I thought it was limited to 1600 first as well. I know the difference can't really be seen, but I am still curious.

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Re: T460 max RAM specs

2017-07-27, 1:16 AM

Faster RAM still runs at the bus speed.


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2018-09-21, 20:02 PM

I want to upgrate my T430 Memory. 

 

Do I need to "match" my memory Slots?

 

I would be happy to leave the 4GB card under the keyboard in place and add either an 8GB or better a 16GB to the vacant slot on the underside.  Do I have to upgrade the one under the keyboard at the same time or can I merely ADD memory to the underside?

 

Thank you, 

 

Michael

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2018-09-21, 20:03 PM
I guess I should also ask for recommendations for exactly what kind of memory to look for when I upgrade. Preferrably I'd purchase online rather than take to a store, and I've never added memory before.
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2020-10-21, 9:40 AM

Hi, could you also please tell me if DDR3 is also compatible for LENOVO T460? Or does it have to be DDR3L? The model is 20FN003PGE. 

 

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2020-10-21, 15:26 PM

It MUST be 1.35V (DDR3L).  1.5V (DDR3) will not work


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