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RAM can be supported in Laptop LENOVO THINKPAD E530 3259T2Q


I am in need to upgrade RAM of my laptop LENOVO THINKPAD EDGE SERIES E530 PART NO. 3259T2Q.Currently it has 4GB (2 x 2gb).

I am not sure how much I can expand RAM Memory upto?

As of now I have tried some of the scanner ( , ) present online and also scanned my system with softwares like CPUID CPU-Z, AIDA64 Engineer, AIDA64 Extreme which all says I my laptop supports MAX MEMORY upto 16 GB.

I have done a lot research on web but official document from Lenovo contradicts with the scanners results as Lenovo says it supports max upto 8 GB only.

Please suggest on max RAM supported for my Laptop.

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Did you check out Crucial's page on that?

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There are folk that can't wrap their heads around "supported" versus "folk that found more to work." One thing is not the other and folk that can't tell the difference get lost or explode on forums.

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Answer says 16GB is below

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My laptop details

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My laptop have Processor - Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2328M CPU @ 2.20GHz, Chipset-Northbridge:Intel Sandy Bridge rev. 09,Southbridge Intel HM77 rev. 04, BIOS Properties:Vendor LENOVO Version H0ET94WW (2.54 ).

As per the suggestion as of now, I have understood that Chipset/CPU can support 16 gb but it is the motherboard/bios which can restrict it to support max 8gb as specified in the official documentation of e530 by Lenovo.Is there any to way check max RAM support in specific with BIOS version/motherboard?

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Two options....

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Check with Lenovo TS for their advice on your specific product and/or

Check with for their advice. The good thing is they stand behind their compatibility recommendations ,,,see their warranty/refund if the product does not work with your PC. Few vendors are as positive about recommendations for specific products and refunds without 'restocking fees' if the specific product recommended for your PC do not work. Download and run their scantool . . .then call them if there are any questions.

By the way ....where do you see CPUID and the others telling you how much RAM your system will support ?

Let us (and others who may subsequently read this thread) know how this turns out.


PS...Are you running a 64bit OS ? Might review the need for 16GBs RAM .... assuming money is not an object, more is almost always better but there is a point where more RAM is not used by the apps and files you run.

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(NT) So what happened ?

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