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Need Advice on Upgrading RAM on Thinkpad T470

Hi all. New to the forum but have a quick question on the thinkpad t470s. I am looking to upgrade the ram from the 8 gig currently in it and replce the 4 gig module with a 16 gig one to max it out. Can anyone give me pointers on which module i should be buying for the 16 gig module. I was hoping to find locally at best buy but unfortunately they do not have 16 gig modules. Any input would be greatly appreciated. 

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Re: Need Advice on Upgrading RAM on Thinkpad T470

Hello and welcome,

 

I've moved your post to the T-series forum.

 

Your subject says T470 but the message body says - and implies - T470s.  I think you already know that one module is soldered and one socketed, but just checking...

 

Both base specs say "2400MHz DDR4".  I'd be inclined to go to a reputable vendor's site (Crucial for instance - not pushing them...)  and use their memory finder for specifics.  In the hopefully unlikely event of compatibility issues you'd have that to fall back on for a return.

 

Probably not necessary, but it's not a bad idea to pull the specs of the soldered module and try to match those exactly.

 

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Re: Need Advice on Upgrading RAM on Thinkpad T470

Thanks for the quick reply Z!! I do realize there is a difference betweent eh regular t470 and the t470s. The module i need is for the t470s. I apologize i must have forgot the s in the subject, but definitely looking for the t470s and not the t470. I have a 4 gig moduled boarded. and a slot with a 4 gig module. I want to add a 16 gig module to the slot in place of the 4 gig and leave the 4 gig onboard memory alone. I have already checked crucial and they say they dont have one that will work for me, which i thought was odd. I thought if anybody had one it would have been them.

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Re: Need Advice on Upgrading RAM on Thinkpad T470

I'm surprised that Crucial doesn't show anything.  Maybe just lagging a bit.

 

Here's what Kingston says.  I don't have much experience with them except to say stay away from their "value" series, and any other vendor's value line - If there's such a thing in a 16GB module.

 

https://www.kingston.com/us/memory/search?DeviceType=2&Mfr=LEN&Line=ThinkPad&Model=96132

 

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Re: Need Advice on Upgrading RAM on Thinkpad T470

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