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Paper Tape
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Registered: ‎04-17-2016
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Thinkpad X200 memory upgrade failure



This is my first post to the forum. Regrettably I must start with a problem.


Following suggestions on this forum I decided to upgrade RAM in my X200 to 8 GB.


I bought 2 4GB chips branded by G.Skill


I was very disappointed to find the memory doesn't work.


The machine won't start (black screen) with several pipping sounds.

I suppose they mean DIMM problem.


When I replaced the original memory chips everything is normal.


Is this at all impossible and I should go for another memory ?

Could possibly BIOS upgrade help ?


I'd be very grateful for any comments and suggestions.




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Re: Thinkpad X200 memory upgrade failure

Welcome to the forum!


Unfortunately X200's are very picky with DDR3-12800 (DDR3-1600) like the ones you bought.


I would advice to buy DDR3-10600 (DDR3-1333) or DDR3-8500 (DDR3-1066) RAM. I would also recommend you to avoid the "Value RAM" line from Kingston, the "Value Select" line from Corsair (other lines from those brands are ok) and any no-name brand from eBay and similar shops.




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