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linuxgirl
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Message 71 of 74

Re: 16GB memory for X240 available - does it work?

Hi everyone, the last post in this thread was from 2016 - now it is 2017 and I was wondering if there are any news regarding Lenovo supporting 16GB memory for the x240.

 

I tried and it didn't work (a week ago) but I was wondering if there is some trick that is now known that does make it work.

 

Thanks!

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Message 72 of 74

Re: 16GB memory for X240 available - does it work?

I posted this somewhere else but the answer is simply "NO".  The limitation is that Intel CPUs and chipsets for 4th generation and earlier machines cannot access 16 GB DIMMs.  X250 - yes.  X240 - no.  It is an Intel limitation, regardless of the machine maker.


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rokyo
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Message 73 of 74

Re: 16GB memory for X240 available - does it work?

Are you guys sure that the 4th generation Core i CPUs don't support 16GB RAM? Because the 3RD generation Core i5 in my old Thinkpad x230 did! Would be kinda weird if the x230/Ivy Bridge did support it and the NEXT generation (x240/Haswell) didn't.... ?

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Message 74 of 74

Re: 16GB memory for X240 available - does it work?

Welcome to the forum!

 


@rokyo wrote:

Are you guys sure that the 4th generation Core i CPUs don't support 16GB RAM?


Yes Smiley Happy 

 

@rokyo wrote:

Because the 3RD generation Core i5 in my old Thinkpad x230 did!


Your X230 (and other ThinkPads from the same gen) support 2x 8GB, the X240 has a single RAM slot so you're stuck to 8GB max.

 

The correct sentence would be that 4th gen Core-i CPU's don't accept single 16GB RAM module Smiley Wink

 

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