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All the models I checked were 2 slots of 4GB in a slot.
Alienware M14x R2 AM14RX2-7222BK for example. You only supplied part of the model number so, for now, I'm writing it topped out at 8GB.
As to the voltage, the rule is simple. All sticks should match.
Dell has the 14xR2 as being able to be built with more
I checked Dells custom build website and noticed it's possible to buy a 14xR2 with 12gb or 16gb of ram
I am unsure how to get the full model number, so below is the specs I made at dells website.
These are the specs(built at http://www.dell.com/us/p/alienware-m14x-r2/pd I used the third one as the base), every thing matches my computer except the memory.
PROCESSOR 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i7-3630QM (6MB Cache, up to 3.4GHz w/ Turbo Boost 2.0)
OPERATING SYSTEM Windows® 7 Home Premium, 64bit
MEMORY 16GB (2 X 8GB) Dual Channel DDR3 at 1600MHz
HARD DRIVE 750GB 7,200 RPM SATA + 32GB mSATA Caching SSD
WIRELESS CARDS Killer Wireless-N 1202 a/g/n 2x2 MIMO for Gaming & Video and Bluetooth 4.0
INTERNAL OPTICAL DRIVE Slot Load Dual Layer DVD Burner (DVD+/-RW)
WIRELESS HD None
Dell said no. Crucial said yes.
I called Dell and talked to a sales person. They took their time and told me no it could only do up to 8gb because it's a 14 inch. I say BS and talked to Crucial, they recommended a dual 8gb set and said it would work.
I'm going to get some off Newegg I'll post when I get around to buying it and what works/doesn't work. It may be a buy for my birthday, so it may be a little while but updates will come.
14 inch ? Agree. That it's a 14" shouldn't make any
But interesting Crucial said 'Yes" as their product info (website) indicated 8GB total max to the M14x-R2 the day I responded.
We'll look forward to hearing 'the rest f the story'.
Here's the link to the Crucial page
Good link but when I checked it on 14 Feb 2013, I couldn't
use the scan, just the product link....Mfg name (Alienware) then, product line (Notebook/Laptop) then model number and max (total) RAM was 8GB.....ergo the reason for my first response was "NO". When I checked the Dell product WEB page it show accepting SODIMMS at 2GBs, 4GBs and 8GBs times 2 is 4GBs, 8GBs and 16GBs.
If you live in a metropolitan area where there's a Fry's, Microcenter, Best Buy, etc., might be easier to try buying and installing the 16GBs RAM locally....then you'd know right away whether it accept and register all 16GBs. Could save you some time and anguish.
There's a Microcenter not far away, I'll get over there
There is a Microcenter not to far off campus, I'll try to get over there in the next week.
I need the full model number to be sure.
Without it we're all guessing. The model you supplied is a series with over a dozen models so what I checked may not have been your model.
I find more and more folk that can't find out what car they drive today. Used to be folk knew they had a 1955 Chevy, four on the floor, or three on the tree. Today?
How do I check for the full model number?
Where do I find the full number? I've never had to check the full number.
In the case of Dell
You use their service tag at dell.com to get all the details. This discussion is hampered by that being a series and the first few I checked looked like 8GB was it.
Since the system scanner (crucial) says 16GB then why not pull the trigger?
Looks like Alienware specs are saying "YES" to 16GBs
I just checked as well
I just got the dell specs page to work (My PDF was acting up)
It seems like I'm reading this the same as you I see the max amount to be 16 gb between the 2 slots.
I'm gunna try to get over to Microcenter this week, I'll see what happens.
System specs top out at 8GBs...you're welcome to try more
My money's on the specs.
Let us know.