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T530 2359CTO with quad core but only two SO-DIMM slots

2017-12-16, 8:14 AM

I recently wanted to upgrade my memory and read this doc to find out what can I do:

https://support.lenovo.com/il/en/solutions/pd024683

 

And, while note (ii) states:
"Four SO-DIMM slots are available for Quad-Core models only"

My computer which *IS*  a quad core system (SN is R9R9ACV) it only has *two* SO-DIMM slots,

instead of four allowing up to 32GB as expected.

 

Why is that?

Shlomi

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Re: T530 2359CTO with quad core but only two SO-DIMM slots

2017-12-16, 10:23 AM
Hi

The page you've linked lists short specfication for T530 along with W530. The only x30 generation ThinkPad model (with IvyBridge) with up to 32 GB of the RAM is W530. So, that statement about up to 32 GB of the RAM support is suitable for W530 only. There aren't T530' systemboards with 4 slots for SO-DIMMs.

Take a look at the laptop User Guide, p.12, 13:
"Memory
• Double data rate 3 (DDR3) synchronous dynamic random access memory (SDRAM)
12 User Guide
– ThinkPad T530 and T530i: 2 slots
– ThinkPad W530: 4 slots"

https://download.lenovo.com/ibmdl/pub/pc/pccbbs/mobiles_pdf/t530_t530i_w530_ug_en.pdf

Also, HMM will help to service the laptop:
https://download.lenovo.com/ibmdl/pub/pc/pccbbs/mobiles_pdf/t530_t530i_w530_hmm_en_0b48474_03.pdf



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Re: T530 2359CTO with quad core but only two SO-DIMM slots

2017-12-16, 13:42 PM

Hmm, too bad. Any chance the two slots can be used with 16gb modules or is 8gb the maximum per slot? 

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Re: T530 2359CTO with quad core but only two SO-DIMM slots

2017-12-16, 14:46 PM
No chances for this laptop, 2x8 GB is maximum.



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