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V570 upgrade to 16gb of ram successful!

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.

 

More details...

 

Ram used:

 

Corsair CMSO8GX3M1A1333C9 8GB 1X8GB DDR3-1333MHZ CL9-9-9-24 204PIN SODIMM Memory Kit

http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=64472&vpn=CMSO8GX3M1A1333C9&manufacture=Corsair

 

Laptop model (Future Shop):

Lenovo 15.6" Intel Core i5-2430M Laptop (1066XF6) - Black- English Only - Refurbished - Web Only
1066XF6
WebID: 10189882

 

http://forums.redflagdeals.com/fs-lenovo-15-6-intel-core-i5-2430m-laptop-1066xf6-black-english-only-...

 

Bios version:

Flash BIOS update - Flash from Operating System version for IdeaPad V570
Version 44CN43WW

 

 

 


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