Lenovo ThinkPad X201 Tablet - Upgrade RAM Memory

Gear: PC3-8500 DDR3-1066

I had a chat with a friend who happens to be a Software Engineer and he mentioned that he needed more RAM memory in his computer. For most people 4GB of RAM is enough to do plenty of things like HD video playback and plenty of multi-tasking. His case was a little different.

He explained to me that when he debugs software there is a need to test them in different operating systems. In his case it made sense to have more RAM. His plan was to run up to 4 virtual machines at the same time, each with a different operating system. In his case he needed to go up to at least 8GB of RAM.

The X201T can have up to 8GB of RAM. Below there's a few different configurations and RAM module types that work with the X201T.

RAM Configurations:
  • 8GB - 2x 4GB PC3-8500 DDR3-1066
  • 6GB - 1x 4GB PC3-8500 DDR3-1066 + 1x 2GB PC3-8500 DDR3-1066
  • 4GB - 1x 4GB PC3-8500 DDR3-1066 or 2x 2GB PC3-8500 DDR3-1066
  • 3GB - 1x 2GB PC3-8500 DDR3-1066 + 1x 1GB PC3-8500 DDR3-1066

The X201T that Lenovo loaned me had 4GB RAM which is fine most of the time. It's only when I open large files in Adobe Photoshop and Sony Vegas that I feel like I would need more.



Published: Mar 13, 2012

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