04-17-2016 01:31 PM
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.
04-18-2016 11:51 PM - edited 04-18-2016 11:52 PM
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.