Thinkpad T430: Used CPU-Z to check the number of RAM slots, and noticed that only one

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Oct. 10, 2022, 3:22 a.m.

Used CPU-Z to check the number of RAM slots, and noticed that only one was occupied by an 8Ggb stick. Since I knew the Thinkpad T430 was supposed to have two RAM slots, I decided to have a go at installing additional RAM.

I dug out an 8gb DDR3L stick from the innards of my old Acer netbook, removed the keyboard of my "new" laptop, and then plugged the old stick in. Ta-dah! Now I have 16gb RAM.

The enthusiasts who make youtube tutorial videos are heroes who make older computers have longer lifespans.

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Oct. 10, 2022, 3:22 a.m.

Its amazing that a machine like this can still be fully usable. Back in 2012 when this thing was released, using a machine from 2000 would be painful.

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Oct. 10, 2022, 3:22 a.m.

I did the same with my x220t, but instead i put in a 16gb kit i had. Thank god im not dependent on it bc its part of my small collection because we have definitely advanced in areas like displays but other than that the x220t is a lovely machine that can take a beating if necessary

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Oct. 10, 2022, 3:22 a.m.

T430 and T440p, the next ThinkPads that I plan to own after I complete the upgrades on my T420

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Oct. 10, 2022, 3:22 a.m.

8 and 16 is not so different bc of traffic at bus rate.

8 and 16 are very different, if you can use up 8gb's of ram which is not that hard to do nowadays. Also since he upgraded from singlechannel to dualchannel it can make quite a difference in performance

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Oct. 10, 2022, 3:22 a.m.

Glad to hear thing like this. A fully function old machine.

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Oct. 10, 2022, 3:22 a.m.

That's exactly why it's important to have upgradeable laptops, and Lenovo has been going soldered-ram only in their laptops.

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Oct. 10, 2022, 3:22 a.m.

Did the same to my T530.

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Oct. 10, 2022, 3:22 a.m.

Did the same to my T430. The real deal is SSD it is a must nowadays.

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Oct. 10, 2022, 3:22 a.m.

same as my thinkpad t430, but my ram is 12gb, and i try to install valorant and booomm can but only 50fps🤣, laptop 2012 but have powerful machine




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