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CarlosCruz
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Use of memory slots on X270

Hi, I have checked by BELARC there are two memory slots in my X270. Currently I have 1 memory card (1 x 8GB) installed, can I use the second slot to increase  the RAM with another 8GB memory card ? I´ve heard that couldn´t do that, instead I should buy a 16GB card to replace the current one.

 

Anybody can I help me ?

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Re: Use of memory slots on X270

Hello and welcome,

 

According to the base spec your laptop has a single RAM slot.  Perhaps Belarc is reporting what the chipset could support, but according to this there's no 2nd slot.

 

http://psref.lenovo.com/syspool/Sys/PDF/ThinkPad/ThinkPad%20X270/ThinkPad_X270_Platform_Specificatio...

 

"16GB max / 2400MHz DDR4, one DDR4 SO-DIMM socket"

 

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Re: Use of memory slots on X270

You can only add 1x SO-DIMM RAM module with is currently limited to 16GB in capacity.

 

Some laptops come with soldered RAM such as the ThinkPad T480s which has 8GB and allows 1x 16GB = 24GB total usable RAM, but because you cannot use 2x identical RAM, you will not be able to provide the Intel HD 520/620 graphics card with Dual Channel Mode for higher frame rates and slightly higher graphical performance.

 

I generally believe solvered RAM is not a good idea unless you can but it pre-configured with 2x 16GB.

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Re: Use of memory slots on X270

Do you have any suggestion about 16GB memory card brand to buy ? Lenovo brand memory card its not so easy to buy in Brasil.

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