How can I find a 4 RAM slot 8740W?

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  1. JollySam

    JollySam Notebook Consultant

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    Wow........ I think I will stick with 4gb sticks...!!!
     
  2. JollySam

    JollySam Notebook Consultant

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    Ok. I assume also that you upgrade in matched manufacturer/model pairs as well?

    Thanks again.
     
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    Siorah Beware of Squirrels!

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    yes, i took out the stock ram and bought 16GB of crucial ram in 8gb kits.


    just for complete stability lol
     
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    Siorah Beware of Squirrels!

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    no problems. but according to the intel site, the xM55/57 chipsets 'official' supported ram is 8GB, so its just an observation.

    with the extra dimms you would get more vm memory to play with. was really the only reason i wanted one with a quad.
     
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    no problems. but according to the intel site, the xM55/57 chipsets 'official' supported ram is 8GB, so its just an observation.

    Interesting..... We seem to have the same requirement on vms...
     
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    thanks... Good to know.
     
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    You can, if you want to make sure of compatibility, but it usually isn't necessary. RAM (unless you're playing tricks with it) usually isn't that finicky.
     
  8. Charles P. Jefferies

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    Sam, try to keep your questions condensed in as few threads as possible, that way it doesn't clutter up the forum. I merged a couple threads for you.
     
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    Apologies and thanks for merging. Will do heed your advice for the future .

    Sam
     
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    Siorah Beware of Squirrels!

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    ok will i'm currently running with a core i7 620M to answer some of your questions sam.

    (i got it from a friend here in hong kong to test)

    on the 16GB front. it seems to be ok with all 4 sticks in the system. i've just done some 3D editing work which used about 11GB and it was fine.

    however i have just noticed my ram is running at 1066Mhz - this could be a chip limitation

    as for VM work it too was fine.

    The only reason i'm willing to test these, is cos i'm getting a 920xm and moving from a dual core to a 920 will be a nice change lol, and i just wanted to make sure we had answers for dual core users.

    I've not had any stability issues so far. machine has been on for about 18 hours straight. the SSD is a touch more sluggish, gone from 201MB/sec read to 188MB/sec but other than that, the dual core seems fine.

    it does reach a slightly higher temp than my old quad, though it might be due to the fact the heatsink paste hasn't settled yet.


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    update:

    The dual core actually is quite punchy! for simple things (photoshop, VS 2008) i have noticed these run a bit quicker than with the quad core. The intergrated graphics doesn't seem to be supported though, still only have the 2800M as my main adapter.

    for VM's however, the 2 i have running at the moment actually are more responsive with the dual core. i guess this is due to the higher clock frequencies.

    With the 620M you have 4 threads to play with, the two vm's are using two, but i don't notice systemwide slowdown. games like Everquest 2 run with a noticably higher (15+ FPS) framerate than with the quad, but that again must be due to the higher clocks.

    any other questions you have for me let me know. i'm going to leave the dual in until i get my 920XM - though i may get the 940 if money allows! lol
     
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