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vegan-fanatic
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Will the ThinkPad X220 support 16GB of RAM?

I have an X220 and while back when Windows 7 was around 4GB sticks were already very expensive. Today 8GB sticks are readily avialable.

 

So Intel says the chipset does support 16GB so can I install a pair of 8GB sticks in my X220 and be able to perk up performance?

 

My rig has an i5-2520M CPU and I am using x64 Windows so I can leverage more memory

 

The BIOS is UEFI so I can use a larger capacity SSD too Cat Happy

 

 

 

I own: T400 T500 X220 X230 all running Windows 10 Professional
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Re: Will the ThinkPad X220 support 16GB of RAM?

2 X 8GB = 16GB is OK

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Re: Will the ThinkPad X220 support 16GB of RAM?

Hello,

 

Yes, there is an earlier discussion at https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-X-Series-Laptops/X220-ram-upgrade/td-p/1105897 which talks about some of the memory module brands and specifications people used to upgrade their X220s to 16GB.

 

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Aryeh Goretsky

 



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vegan-fanatic
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Re: Will the ThinkPad X220 support 16GB of RAM?

I see Crucial as the consumer brand for Micron which is a respectable memory maker. 

 

I wonder if Kingston or G.Skill etc will work as well? Lots of DDR3 SO-DIMM choices today.

 

 

I own: T400 T500 X220 X230 all running Windows 10 Professional

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