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Re: X270 - 32GB RAM

2019-12-13, 7:27 AM

I haven't updated my BIOS for quite sometime.  Thanks for the reminder.  Updated to r0iuj30wd, 1.37. Still works!

 

Handle 0x0004, DMI type 17, 40 bytes
Memory Device
	Array Handle: 0x0003
	Error Information Handle: Not Provided
	Total Width: 64 bits
	Data Width: 64 bits
	Size: 32 GB
	Form Factor: SODIMM
	Set: None
	Locator: ChannelA-DIMM0
	Bank Locator: BANK 0
	Type: DDR4
	Type Detail: Synchronous Unbuffered (Unregistered)
	Speed: 2133 MT/s
	Manufacturer: Samsung
	Serial Number: [omitted]
	Asset Tag: None
	Part Number: M471A4G43MB1-CTD    
	Rank: 2
	Configured Memory Speed: 2133 MT/s
	Minimum Voltage: Unknown
	Maximum Voltage: Unknown
	Configured Voltage: 1.2 V
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Re: X270 - 32GB RAM

2019-12-30, 7:06 AM

Im a total Lenovo noob. Just bought mine today. I have the 20K5 motherboard model with an updated version of bios to 1.37. This 32GB RAM update should work on this unit right?

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Re: X270 - 32GB RAM

2020-01-02, 22:03 PM

Hello! I tried the solution from the thread, and it works. So I made bigger post about beefing up my X270. It now has the 32GB RAM stick and 4 TB regular SSD drive. If you want to read, take a look:

 

https://paalijarvi.fi/tgblog/2020/01/02/32gb-ram-for-thinkpad-x270-and-other-pimp-ups/

 

Here is also the memory stick needed as picture

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Re: X270 - 32GB RAM

2020-01-02, 23:38 PM

Nicely done!

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Re:X270 - 32GB RAM

2020-10-16, 10:39 AM

sorry for my very late question, it says that the channel is at 2133Mhz, but you installed with 2666Mhz, will it be ok for the laptop ? since i search in Indoneia its quite hard to find 16Gb in 2133Mhz with Samsung brand :(

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Re:X270 - 32GB RAM

2020-10-16, 12:42 PM

@ Moveax wrote:
 

 

sorry for my very late question, it says that the channel is at 2133Mhz, but you installed with 2666Mhz, will it be ok for the laptop ? since i search in Indoneia its quite hard to find 16Gb in 2133Mhz with Samsung brand :(

 

The 2133/2666MHz indicates the maximum speed at which the RAM is designed to work. It will also work at slower speeds.

 

One reason why it may be hard to find 2133MHz RAM is that the manufacturing cost may be the same or almost the same. So it is simpler for a distributor to carry only 2666MHz since it will also work at 2133MHz.


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Re:X270 - 32GB RAM

2020-10-16, 15:46 PM
so its confirmed that even higher speed will work perfectly on my thinkpad as long as its DDR4 right ?
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Re:X270 - 32GB RAM

2020-10-16, 16:43 PM

As I said, the speed rating like a speed limit. It's the maximum speed at which the RAM will work. The RAM will work at lower speeds too.


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