12-23-2013 06:12 AM
Have been trying to upgrade my T410 running Win7 SP1 64bit from 2x2GB to 2x4GB RAM (KVR13S9S8/4, Kingston ValueRAM 4GB SO-DIMM, 204Pin, DDR3-1333MHz, 4GB, DDR-1333 (PC3-10600), CL9, 204-Pin) but Windows doesn't start with this memory.
The weird thing is that the PC boots and i can enter the BIOS and can see the 8GB installed, but Windows 7 hangs at the startup screen and never comes up. I first thought of defect in RAM and have requested replacement from vendor, but same issue with new RAM modules.
Any idea why this is? Tx
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12-23-2013 08:37 AM
12-30-2013 12:12 AM
I have the exact same kind of problem. The T410 model 25376R9 has 2+1 GB RAM, the latest BIOS, and Windows 7 x64 (a corporate bundle). Trying to speed it up, I have purchased a pair of KingMax 4GB DDR3 1333MHz CL9 modules (PC3-10600). BIOS sees them just fine, either as a single module or both, or in any combination with the preinstalled modules.
However, Windows hangs during boot-up, right when the animated logo should appear. The hard drive just stops, and stays there. Safe mode didn't get past this point either.
Suspecting the dubious corporate Windows, I swapped the drive for a brand new SSD and proceeded with installing my own retail copy of Windows 7, x64. And what do you know, the installer also hangs at the point of copying files.
I tried switching the drive from AHCI to Compatibility mode - nothing. Enabled the test of RAM during boot-up - nothing.
Now I'm back on 2+1GB and watching the swap file run constantly, and the antivirus scanning the continuously changing swap file. *facepalm*
Please advise. Many thanks in advance!
12-30-2013 01:07 AM
Have tried with only 1 stick installed (under the keyboard), laptop passes startup mode but while launching Windows it goes to bluescreen. Have tried with both RAM modules, same effect.
12-30-2013 04:38 AM
well, good question. My T410 is also a corporate machine, and out IT support suggests to try the RAM in another T410 machine, if it works then it must be a HW failure on mine and it's stll under warranty so i could ask Lenovo for replacement. If it doesn't work on the other machine then it must be a SW issue, but they never had this case before, so back to square 1, I guess. I'll try with another machine in couple of weeks when back in the office, we'll see.
12-30-2013 05:01 AM