07-11-2017 01:15 PM
Hi guys and/or girls, I am working on upgrading a business laptop which happens to be the Lenovo Thinkpad T410, now im putting an 250GB 850 Evo to replace the INSANELY SLOW HDD, however i am also upgrading the system from windows 7 and upgrading the RAM, now here is where i need help, I am going to be installing a 2x4GB kit of Corsair Vengence SODIMM, however I am unsure whether i should go for the DDR3 1600 kit or the DDR3L 2133 kit, now these are both the same price so the obvious pick would be the DDR3L due to the lower power draw and higher frequency, but the current memory installeld is only 1333, however the laptop is documented to work with 1600 so i know this isn't a problem, however I am unsure if it would even correctly downclock the 2133 or would it simply refuse to post, as well as this, would the laptop still attempt to send 1.5v to the memory or will it automatically do 1.35v as required by the DDR3L, oh how i do wish laptops all offered an "advanced" section within the BIOS which would allow me to tweak all of this stuff, however the only thing the bios lets me do with memory is set an extended mem test during boot which obviously is no help.
Thanks for your help
07-11-2017 06:48 PM
07-12-2017 04:36 AM
Thanks, looks like I will be going for the 2133 stuff as for some reason it is cheaper
With this generation ThinkPad I'm more conservative choosing RAM, since these ThinkPads are quite picky memory-wise.
If I were you I would pick DDR3-10600, 1.5v RAM modules, avoiding any 12800 or higher models, (although Corsair Vengeance RAM normally do work well with 12800 modules). Of course YMMV.
Also avoid any no-name RAM and any memory that has the word "Value Select" or "Value RAM" on it.
07-12-2017 04:45 AM
07-12-2017 07:54 AM
Good luck and keep us posted how it goes!