T520 & Ram

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  1. tomex

    tomex Notebook Enthusiast

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    I read that the T520 can handle 16BG of RAM despite the fact the Lenovo's configuration shows that you can only have a maximum of 8GB.
     
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    That's correct.
     
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    I have 16GB of RAM in my T420.
     
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    LaptopUser247 Notebook Consultant

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    It will depend on the exact processor model you have installed because ever since the Intel i series mobile CPU's it's them and not the north-bridge chipset that determines your system's memory capabilities.

    Generally speaking 16GB is possible and you're best bet is PC3-10600 DDR3 in the form of 2x 8GB SODIMM's as I doubt the T520 has four RAM slots for a 4x4GB config.

    Intel i3 CPU --> What laptop memory for my Intel i3 mobile processor powered system

    Intel i5 CPU --> What laptop memory for my Intel i5 mobile processor powered system

    Intel i7 CPU --> What laptop memory for my Intel i7 mobile processor powered system
     
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    The i7-2760QM
     
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    That proc supports 32GB of RAM but the T520 only has two SoDIMM slots so your max is 16GB (currently).

    See Intel Processor Specifications
     
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