RAM supported in Laptop LENOVO THINKPAD E530 3259T2Q

rajmehra300

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Hiiii,

I am in need to upgrade RAM of my laptop LENOVO THINKPAD EDGE SERIES E530 PART NO. 3259T2Q(Processor – Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2328M CPU @ 2.20GHz).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 (memorystock.com ,www.crucial.com ) 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.
 

Warukyure

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Do you have access to the RAM panel? Sometimes on Lenovo laptops some of the memory is soldered onto the board which makes it so the RAM support is limited. Also that 16 GB of RAM support is ONLY for the CPU, even if the CPU supported it, if the motherboard doesn't support that much memory then it defaults to the lower number.
 

Warukyure

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Do you have access to the RAM panel? Sometimes on Lenovo laptops some of the memory is soldered onto the board which makes it so the RAM support is limited. Also that 16 GB of RAM support is ONLY for the CPU, even if the CPU supported it, if the motherboard doesn't support that much memory then it defaults to the lower number.
 

rajmehra300

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Yes I have access to RAM panel.How to check the suggested parameters?
 

rajmehra300

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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?
 

Warukyure

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http://shop.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/thinkpad/edge-series/e530/#tab-tech_specs

Says up to 8 GB DDR3 @ 1600 MHz

So any 2x 4 GB set of RAM at 1600 MHz is fine. Of course if you find a set of 1333 MHz its fine as well. For your CPU, most of the things you 'll probably throw at it wouldnt matter if its 1333 MHz or 1600 MHz.

It's like putting racing tires and premium gasoline into a Pontiac Sunfire. Not gonna make it F1 ready. So whichever is cheaper.
 

rajmehra300

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Is it fine to put one single RAM as 8GB I.E. 1X8GB?
 
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