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 LATEST TOPICS |  FORUMS » GENERAL DISCUSSIONS » ADDING RAM TO NOTEBOOK...
Subject: Adding RAM to Notebook
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James W Nov 04, 2012 11:55 AM Reply | Bookmark
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I have a Lenovo X130e and have a memory slot available and am unsure how to match new RAM properly to whats already installed (i.e. timings etc.)

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Saberon Nov 04, 2012 12:04 PM Reply | Bookmark
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As long as it's the same architecture (DDR,DDR2,DDR3) and rated speed (eg: PC3-10600) you should be good to go.

On a side note, it's potentially problematic to mix different brands/speeds of memory. If you can replace it all with the same type you're much better off.

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Saberon Nov 04, 2012 12:08 PM Reply | Bookmark
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2 of these (pricematch to ~$15) should do you well.

Edit: I'm reading some conflicting info now...is the current memory user accessible?

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James W Nov 04, 2012 12:20 PM Reply | Bookmark
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The current memory is user accessible.

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Saberon Nov 04, 2012 12:52 PM Reply | Bookmark
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Excellent, then the above memory will be great for your notebook.

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James W Nov 04, 2012 01:06 PM Reply | Bookmark
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Im unsure what user accessible is now, I thought you meant can I open up the computer and read off some numbers...

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olympic Nov 04, 2012 01:24 PM Reply | Bookmark
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User accessable means you can access, remove and replace the RAM module by simply removing a cover on the back of the notebook or by removing the keyboard. Your notebook has 2 user accessible RAM slots, see the instructions on page 76 here http://www.lenovo.com/shop/americas/content/user_guides/x130e_ug_en.pdf

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James W Nov 04, 2012 01:37 PM Reply | Bookmark
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Thank-you folks, once again the NCIX forum saves my day!

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James W Jan 31, 2013 08:01 PM Reply | Bookmark
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This Lenovo X130e is spec'd at 8GB RAM maximum so I would like to ask if I could install this 8GB stick to the existing 2GB or alternatively install the 8GB and remove the 2GB?

Thank-you for any assistance!

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James W Feb 01, 2013 04:48 PM Reply | Bookmark
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Saberon Feb 01, 2013 04:49 PM Reply | Bookmark
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It's 8GB max, so 8GB +2GB won't work.

I couldn't find any info about the max SODIMM size, but to be on the safe side I'd get 2x4GB

$19.99 each on sale here at NCIX.

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Greg * NCIX.com Feb 01, 2013 05:00 PM Reply | Bookmark
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Agreed. A 2x4GB kit is definitely a better bet than a single 8GB module.

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AEO Feb 01, 2013 05:05 PM Reply | Bookmark
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AMD C/E series APU is 8GB maximum all on one channel and it only has one channel. I can't say for certain that an 8GB stick would work, but 2x4GB definitely does.

That said, 6GB or more on E series APU is overkill and a waste of money.

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James W Feb 01, 2013 06:38 PM Reply | Bookmark
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Great Info, thank-you for helping me choose the right stuff!

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