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ITCultus
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Lenovo X230 32GBRam

Hello,

Recently, I found out that Crucial has a 32GB DDR3 kit for laptops:

Crucial says that it's not compatible with X230 because the X230 says that it supports up to 16GB of RAM. That was true when the X230 hit the streets, but not today.

So, has anyone tried this combination?

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Re: Lenovo X230 32GBRam

Hi

No chance with original BIOS.


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ITCultus
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Re: Lenovo X230 32GBRam

But why?
The memory controller is on the CPU!
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Re: Lenovo X230 32GBRam

The 16GB DIMMs only work with 5th gen Core CPUs and higher.  This is an Intel limitation.  (x230 is 3rd gen CPU)



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ITCultus
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Re: Lenovo X230 32GBRam

Grrr.
Many thanks!
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