05-14-2016 07:12 AM
The R & M Guide for this notebook says a max of 8G of RAM over 2 slots i.e. max of 4G / slot and DDR3-1600 MHz Dual Channel support for a Next Generation Intel Core processor.
Processor = Intel Core i7-3632QM processor (2.2GHz, SC turbo up to 3.1GHz, 1600 MHz/6MB L3 cache, quad core, 35W and specs max of 2 memory channels
My current RAM is Ramaxel 4G 2rx8 PC3-12800S 11-11-1f (is DDR3 so 1.5v)
My question is, as the current RAM is 2 channels (2sx8) can the RAM in the second slot (to go to 8g) be 2 channels or do I have to remove the current RAM and replace with two new RAM modules of 1 channel (1sx8) each? If the latter is the case can I used DDR3L (1.35v), which is also a processor spec, in place of the DDR3?
Thanks for any assistance.
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05-14-2016 07:26 AM
Yes you can use DDR3L since you have the 3rd generation processor. Here is the manual:
You definitely do not want to mix low and high voltage RAM. If you are going to install 2 modules you want them to be the same density (number of ranks) and ideally, you want them to be identical.
So I would get 2 x 4 gig DDR3L-1600 modules.
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