English Community

ThinkPad NotebooksThinkPad: X Series Laptops
All Forum Topics
Options

3 Posts

07-22-2018

US

4 Signins

36 Page Views

  • Posts: 3
  • Registered: ‎07-22-2018
  • Location: US
  • Views: 36
  • Message 1 of 14

X270 - 32GB RAM

2018-07-22, 7:42 AM

Hello,

Recently Samsung announced 32GB DDR4 DIMMS.  Will these be compatible with the X270?  It seems the chipset can support them but I'd like some official word from Lenovo if possible..  And yes, before you ask... I can use 32GB it if I can get it..
Thanks!

 

Solved! See the solution
Reply
Options

2866 Posts

12-22-2008

CA

12126 Signins

174123 Page Views

  • Posts: 2866
  • Registered: ‎12-22-2008
  • Location: CA
  • Views: 174123
  • Message 2 of 14

Re: X270 - 32GB RAM

2018-07-22, 12:07 PM

Welcome to the forum.

 

Traditionally Lenovo doesn't test older ThinkPads with new, higher capacity memory that wasn't available when those ThinkPads were designed, tested and sold. So it's unlikely you'll now get an official answer.

 

All I can suggest is that you buy a 32GB module from a source that allows you to return it if for some reason it's not compatible.


Using Search to find your answers in Lenovo and Moto Community
Reply
Options

10717 Posts

01-02-2010

US

39416 Signins

409222 Page Views

  • Posts: 10717
  • Registered: ‎01-02-2010
  • Location: US
  • Views: 409222
  • Message 3 of 14

Re: X270 - 32GB RAM

2018-07-22, 15:16 PM

I have not seen any 32GB DIMMs for laptops being sold yet, only desktop memory.


Rich


To help with forum searches, check this out: https:/forums.lenovo.com/t5/Welcome-FAQs/Using-Browser-Search-to-find-your-answers-in-Lenovo-and-Moto-Community/m-p/5016916

I do not respond to requests for private, one-on-one help. Your questions should be posted in the appropriate forum where they may help others as well.

If a response answers your question, please mark it as the accepted solution.

I am not an employee or agent of Lenovo.
Reply
Options

2866 Posts

12-22-2008

CA

12126 Signins

174123 Page Views

  • Posts: 2866
  • Registered: ‎12-22-2008
  • Location: CA
  • Views: 174123
  • Message 4 of 14

Re: X270 - 32GB RAM

2018-07-22, 15:33 PM

 wrote:

I have not seen any 32GB DIMMs for laptops being sold yet, only desktop memory.


Samsung Enables More Appealing Gaming Experience with Introduction of 10nm-Class 32GB DDR4 SoDIMMs


Using Search to find your answers in Lenovo and Moto Community
Reply
Options

3 Posts

07-22-2018

US

4 Signins

36 Page Views

  • Posts: 3
  • Registered: ‎07-22-2018
  • Location: US
  • Views: 36
  • Message 5 of 14

Re: X270 - 32GB RAM

2018-07-31, 3:24 AM

I guess I'll just wait and see...

Reply
Options

386 Posts

03-03-2017

JP

1334 Signins

11948 Page Views

  • Posts: 386
  • Registered: ‎03-03-2017
  • Location: JP
  • Views: 11948
  • Message 6 of 14

Re: X270 - 32GB RAM

2018-08-10, 10:39 AM

Dear customer,

Unfortunately, it doesn't support 32GB DIMM.   Refer to PSRef ThinkPad X270 Specification.  It supports up to 16GB DIMM.

Reply
Options

2866 Posts

12-22-2008

CA

12126 Signins

174123 Page Views

  • Posts: 2866
  • Registered: ‎12-22-2008
  • Location: CA
  • Views: 174123
  • Message 7 of 14

Re: X270 - 32GB RAM

2018-08-10, 11:54 AM

 wrote:

Dear customer,

Unfortunately, it doesn't support 32GB DIMM.   Refer to PSRef ThinkPad X270 Specification.  It supports up to 16GB DIMM.


Are you sure?

 

I ask because PSREF shows maximum RAM based on the largest SODIMMs available at the time the model was introduced. Later, when denser SODIMMs become available PSREF doesn't get updated even if the model could support the new SODIMM.

 

This has been true going back to at least the T61/X61 series. Officially according to PSREF they could only support 4GB (2GB x 2) max. But once 4GB SODIMMs became available it was possible to put 8GB (4GB x 2) in them. Even so PSREF was never updated to reflect this.

 

Or are you saying that the X270's chipset is inherently incapable of supporting 32GB of RAM?


Using Search to find your answers in Lenovo and Moto Community
Reply
Options

3 Posts

07-22-2018

US

4 Signins

36 Page Views

  • Posts: 3
  • Registered: ‎07-22-2018
  • Location: US
  • Views: 36
  • Message 8 of 14

Re: X270 - 32GB RAM

2018-08-15, 21:06 PM

Exactly the question I had @hausman.  Any answer Lenovo?

Reply
Options

3 Posts

01-08-2019

US

5 Signins

34 Page Views

  • Posts: 3
  • Registered: ‎01-08-2019
  • Location: US
  • Views: 34
  • Message 9 of 14

Re: X270 - 32GB RAM

2019-01-08, 2:25 AM

I found this thread earlier in 2018, which prompted my search for an available unit.  Now that I have one, thought I'd come back and comment that it works.  Thanks!

 

The unit purchased from eBay.  It was reportedly pulled from an existing system (Dell E7270).

 

BIOS version R0IET55W (1.33)

i5-7200u processor.

20HNCTO1WW motherboard.

 

From dmidecode

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

 

 

0 person found this solution to be helpful.

This helped me too

Reply
Options

41 Posts

08-25-2009

NO

124 Signins

594 Page Views

  • Posts: 41
  • Registered: ‎08-25-2009
  • Location: NO
  • Views: 594
  • Message 10 of 14

Re: X270 - 32GB RAM

2019-12-12, 21:51 PM
Brilliant! And it's still working after the recent BiOS updates (1.37 is the latest)?
Reply
Forum Home

Community Guidelines

Please review our Guidelines before posting.

Learn More

Check out current deals!

Go Shop
X

Save