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Maximum RAM-type in i5-2450m

Pakinazo
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Hi, I´m looking to upgrade my RAM and I have this processor https://ark.intel.com/content/www/es/es/ark/products/53452/intel-core-i5-2450m-processor-3m-cache-up-to-3-10-ghz.html,

in Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)16 GB, What does it meant with "(dependent on memory type)"?

currently I have 2x2GB, so looking to buy 8GB to obtain 10GB.

Thank you

 

 

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n_scott_pearson
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Some processors support multiple memory types (examples: DDR2/DDR3, DDR3L/DDR4); the design of the motherboard determined which was supported. In the case of your laptop, I believe it was limited to DDR3 SODIMMs - but you should check with your laptop manufacturer.

Hope this helps,

...S

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n_scott_pearson
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Some processors support multiple memory types (examples: DDR2/DDR3, DDR3L/DDR4); the design of the motherboard determined which was supported. In the case of your laptop, I believe it was limited to DDR3 SODIMMs - but you should check with your laptop manufacturer.

Hope this helps,

...S

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Pakinazo
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Oh ok Thank you so much!, yes it is DDR3 only, now I am in a dilema, if should I go for 8GB (2x4GB) dual channel or 10GB (8GB+2GB) single channel, with my currently 4GB (2X2GB) can´t compile ionic projects in Visual Studio Code, and I also would like to play some games, have one NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 525M with 1GB

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n_scott_pearson
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Why don't you go with 2x8GB? Dual channel and more memory. If you want to be gaming on this thing, you will likely need this much memory.

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Pakinazo
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Pakinazo
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So i decided to take your advice and found a good brand memory price for 2X8GB, thank you!
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heyrobbie
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hello sir....i am wondering if i can put a 8 Gb DDR4 2666mhz or 3200mt/s Ram on an Intel Pentium Silver N5000.....which has 4Gb DDR4 2400mhz on it expandable upto 8......can higher speed ram be put in it.??
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n_scott_pearson
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You probably can, but I do not recommend it. Also, this is technically overclocking and could affect your warranty.

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