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Token Ring
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Re: W520 Upgrades - Need Advice!

Let me know how you get on with the Corsair Vengeance.

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So I've had the Vengenance installed and running full tilt for 3 days now...going well.  No reboots, BSOD, or anything of the sort.  I will say that there seems to be a bit of lag at start up and have been looking into whether I need to do anything special after making such a jump (8gb to 16gb).  All in all the system seems to be running and the WEI score sits at 7.6 for ram.

Lenovo W520 | 15.6" HD+ | Intel i7 2720QM | 16 GB DDR3 | nVidia Quadro 1000M | Sammy 840 Pro 256gb | Stock 7200rpm 500GB in an ultra bay | Lenovo Mini Dock 3 Plus
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Re: W520 Upgrades - Need Advice!


fldevs wrote:

Just purchased 8GB kit of Corsair Vengeance for $50!  Now to settle on the SSD, I'm really leaning towards a 256GB M4.  I'll update after installing the chips and putting it through the ringer.


$50?  Where did you get that deal?

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Re: W520 Upgrades - Need Advice!

http://www.amazon.com/CORSAIR-Vengeance-204-Pin-1600MHz-CMSX8GX3M2A1600C9/dp/B006EWUOL8/ref=sr_1_14?...

 

Enjoy

Lenovo W520 | 15.6" HD+ | Intel i7 2720QM | 16 GB DDR3 | nVidia Quadro 1000M | Sammy 840 Pro 256gb | Stock 7200rpm 500GB in an ultra bay | Lenovo Mini Dock 3 Plus
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Re: W520 Upgrades - Need Advice!

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fldevs wrote:

http://www.amazon.com/CORSAIR-Vengeance-204-Pin-1600MHz-CMSX8GX3M2A1600C9/dp/B006EWUOL8/ref=sr_1_14?...

 

Enjoy


Thanks.  I had it in my head you purchased a 2x8GB kit for $50.  I am no longer purchasing 4GB SoDIMMs.

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Re: W520 Upgrades - Need Advice!

2x8gb WILL be insane....somedaySmiley Happy

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fldevs wrote:

2x8gb WILL be insane....somedaySmiley Happy


It was $80 last week so we aren't far off.  But that was for the ValueSelect SoDIMMs.  Still, it might happen in 2012.

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Re: W520 Upgrades - Need Advice!

I've just ordered 2x8GB Corsair standard soDimms for my W510.

Was going to order 4x8GB but I decided against it just now as my finances weren't playing ball.

However, if it works fine with existing RAM it should add up to 20GB which should be sufficient for my needs just now.