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8GB of Ram on a X61 7673Y1H

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8GB of Ram on a X61 7673Y1H

#1 Post by leaq » Sat Sep 19, 2020 7:53 am

Hello, I recently got a ThinkPad X61 with middleton's bios and I want to upgrade it to 8GB of Ram. However upon looking at the ThinkWiki my model number 7673-CTO (and 7673Y1H) wasn't on there. Has anyone tried putting 8GB in this model?
Has there been any anomalies after the 8GB upgrade? And most importantly, what brand to buy?

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Re: 8GB of Ram on a X61 7673Y1H

#2 Post by olex126 » Sat Sep 19, 2020 8:01 am

Hi Leaq.

Any X61 will take 8 Gb of DDR-2.

If you want to keep an X61 at least semi-current these days, I would consider it an essential upgrade.

Be forewarned, not nearly as cheap though as the DDR-3 for post-X61 Thinkpads.

The Crucial 8 GB kit comes to mind, if you need a part number I can dig it up.


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Re: 8GB of Ram on a X61 7673Y1H

#3 Post by Shredder11 » Sat Sep 19, 2020 2:47 pm

The member RealBlackStuff recently posted saying this about DDR2 sticks for the X61:

RAM: avoid any so-called "Value-RAM".
DDR2-6400/PC2-800 SO-DIMMs run slightly cooler than DDR2-5300/PC2-667.
Preferably get 2Rx8 sticks (printed on them somewhere).
Get a matching pair from Hynix, Micron, Samsung, Elpida, Axiom, etc.
Z61p x3 (C2D T7600, 3GB, 500GB SSD, BCM70015, Advanced Dock x1, Mini Dock x2)
W520 (C2Q i7-2720QM, 8GB, 60GB SSD)
X61 (C2D T7500, 3GB, 250GB SSD, BCM70015)
X61s (2GB, 120GB SSD)
T43p (P M 760, 2GB, IBM Port Replicator II, 128GB SSD)
G41 (P4 3.46GHz, 2GB, 128GB SSD)

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