03-02-2012 10:30 AM
Obviously this is not a Lenovo supported configuration and ymmv etc.
I needed a laptop with 16gb of ram for some virtualization so I recently picked up a refurb V570 hoping that it would take 2x8gb sodimms. There was a sale on Corsair ram last week so I ordered a pair and I installed it a couple days ago. Memtest ran overnight (>12 hours) without any errors and I was able to boot Win7 without any issues. I've been able to create a vm guest with 16gb of ram (overcommit) and run other apps so everything looks good.
Hopefully this helps others contemplating a similar upgrade since I wasn't able to find much info for this configuration when I was researching options.
Corsair CMSO8GX3M1A1333C9 8GB 1X8GB DDR3-1333MHZ CL9-9-9-24 204PIN SODIMM Memory Kit
Laptop model (Future Shop):
Lenovo 15.6" Intel Core i5-2430M Laptop (1066XF6) - Black- English Only - Refurbished - Web Only
Flash BIOS update - Flash from Operating System version for IdeaPad V570
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