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Can I install 16GB ddr3 ram in both slots of Thinkpad x230

2020-03-26, 0:47 AM
As there are only 2 slots for RAM in Lenovo x230, I want to increase RAM to 32 GB. by Change my RAM type to 16GB. DDR3 in both slots. If I do these, does it work. If it is notable, what's the maximum of RAM that Thinkpad x230 can get. Thanks
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Re:Can I install 16GB ddr3 ram in both slots of Thinkpad x230

2020-03-26, 0:50 AM

You have a 3rd gen core processor.  16GB DIMMs only work on 5th gen or higher.  That is an Intel limitation.


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Re:Can I install 16GB ddr3 ram in both slots of Thinkpad x230

2020-03-26, 2:03 AM
That's mean the maximum of RAM for thinkpad x230 is only 16GB.(2 of 8GB.ddr3 each in both slots).Do I think right.
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Re:Can I install 16GB ddr3 ram in both slots of Thinkpad x230

2020-03-26, 3:23 AM

yes


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Re:Can I install 16GB ddr3 ram in both slots of Thinkpad x230

2020-03-26, 13:36 PM
Intel said that i5 3320m CPU supported 32 GB. RAM. My Thinkpad x230 has Intel core i5 3320m Ivy Bridge in socket 1023FCBGA.( Years ago they didn't have large memory ram like today. Luckily now aday we have them.)I still wonder why I can't get two of 16GB.ddr3 RAM in my x230?. Does Anyone could clear my problem.
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Re:Can I install 16GB ddr3 ram in both slots of Thinkpad x230

2020-03-26, 19:41 PM

Answered here: https://forums.lenovo.com/topic/findpost/1301/1639442/1639450

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Re:Can I install 16GB ddr3 ram in both slots of Thinkpad x230

2020-03-29, 1:59 AM
Thanks for replied , after i had read all recommendations and comments so I can understand that the problem is the limit of each slot can support only 8 GB. So,the maximum of RAM for my Thinkpad x230 is 2*8GB=16GB... Thanks (3 times)
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