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tisho
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Location: Santa Cruz
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Message 11 of 15

Re: Memory upgrade problem on Thinkpad T61

Hi!

 

I'd recommend you another try but without the 1 Gig stick. just leave your new 2 Gig Kingston

and start the computer and then you'll know if the problem is in the new RAM or is just some kind of

incompatibility. If it works fine you'd better buy another 2 Gig stick and enjoy your Vista with full power Smiley Happy)) 

ThatVietGuy
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Location: California
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Message 12 of 15

Re: Memory upgrade problem on Thinkpad T61

Thanks for the suggestion, but that's one of the things I tried first.

 

Just a question for anyone out there using a Kingston (or any RAM for the matter) 2GB module,  does your module have 8 chips per side?  Is this a standard for every RAM?

 

I have only 4 chips per side and I'm starting to believe that I was sold the wrong RAM.  It's strange, however, because the RAM serial sticker matches up to the 2GB RAM that I want.

lead_org Microsoft MVP Contributor
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Registered: ‎12-19-2008
Location: Australia, Melbourne
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Message 13 of 15

Re: Memory upgrade problem on Thinkpad T61

The number of ram chips depend on when it is built... but most of the Kingston value ram have 8 chips per side, if you get the more expensive and later one then it should be 4 chips per side. 

 

where did you get the ram? if it is from ebay there are reports of fake ram, with wrong stickers... 

Regards,

Jin Li

May this year, be the year of 'DO'!

I am a volunteer, and not a paid staff of Lenovo or Microsoft
ThatVietGuy
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Message 14 of 15

Re: Memory upgrade problem on Thinkpad T61

I looked at a picture of the actual RAM (on newegg with matching serial number) and the picture has 8 chips on one side.

 

And I did buy this off eBay, but at least I have the option to return it.  I emailed the seller and he said that he bought this from Best Buy originally.  So, I don't know what the deal is, but I'll just probably end up returning it to the seller.

 

I was also considering potentially trying to RMA the stick to Kingston, but I doubt that's possible.

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Message 15 of 15

Re: Memory upgrade problem on Thinkpad T61

RMA the stick to kingston costs a small fee. 
Regards,

Jin Li

May this year, be the year of 'DO'!

I am a volunteer, and not a paid staff of Lenovo or Microsoft

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