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W700 4GIG turbo memory

#1 Post by terianx » Sun Dec 07, 2008 6:21 pm

Hi, I was just wondering, will a 4GIG intel turbo memory work of the w700? plus does it work with raid on?
T61P 6459-CTO
T7500 CPU
8GIG RAM
64 Crucial SSD drive
Nvidia FX570

W700 2758-29U
Intel X9100 Extreme CPU
4GIG Memory
250X2 HD in Raid 0
Nvidia 3700FX 1GIG Memory

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#2 Post by terianx » Fri Dec 12, 2008 1:35 pm

Guess, I"ll have to give it a try and see if it works
T61P 6459-CTO
T7500 CPU
8GIG RAM
64 Crucial SSD drive
Nvidia FX570

W700 2758-29U
Intel X9100 Extreme CPU
4GIG Memory
250X2 HD in Raid 0
Nvidia 3700FX 1GIG Memory

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#3 Post by terianx » Fri Dec 12, 2008 10:53 pm

Good news guys, I just installed an intel 4gig turbo memory in my w700, at first, I installed the drivers from intel website andnd it crashed. So, I then unistalled it and went to lenovo's website and download the latest "Intel turbo memory drivers" and everything works now. right now, I'm running it with RAID 0 on 250X2 HD.
T61P 6459-CTO
T7500 CPU
8GIG RAM
64 Crucial SSD drive
Nvidia FX570

W700 2758-29U
Intel X9100 Extreme CPU
4GIG Memory
250X2 HD in Raid 0
Nvidia 3700FX 1GIG Memory

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#4 Post by MTWIZARD » Mon Dec 15, 2008 3:56 pm

Just saw your post, where did you buy the memory?

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#5 Post by terianx » Mon Dec 15, 2008 7:57 pm

I brought it off ebay for around $50. It's a pretty good deal if you ask me.
T61P 6459-CTO
T7500 CPU
8GIG RAM
64 Crucial SSD drive
Nvidia FX570

W700 2758-29U
Intel X9100 Extreme CPU
4GIG Memory
250X2 HD in Raid 0
Nvidia 3700FX 1GIG Memory

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#6 Post by MTWIZARD » Mon Dec 15, 2008 8:46 pm

Thanks for the information.

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#7 Post by muol » Wed Dec 24, 2008 11:42 pm

So terianx, did you get any noticeable performance boost from that 4 GB turbo memory in your machine?

Thanks

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4 Gig Turbo Memory

#8 Post by MTWIZARD » Thu Dec 25, 2008 2:01 am

Yes please let us know.

If you noticed any improvement I will buy one also.

Also Kingston told me that will start producing 4 Gig Ram modules at the end of December.

Thank you,
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Re: W700 4GIG turbo memory

#9 Post by MTWIZARD » Fri Jan 16, 2009 4:09 pm

Kingston is producing 4GB Ram for the W700, $850 each, hope I have them soon.

Also Any follow up on the performance of the 4GB Turbo Memory?

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Re: W700 4GIG turbo memory

#10 Post by barrywohl » Sat Jan 31, 2009 11:13 am

Here's my report on my first week with the Intel 4GB Turbo Memory installation and Intel Turbo Memory Console 1.7.0.1029 and Intel Turbo Memory Dashboard.

First, I recommend this thread for much more knowledge than I have about the uses of the module:

http://forum.notebookreview.com/showthr ... 8&t=296154

The installation was easy. I practiced it once before my module arrived and then went through it with the module. Basically you remove screws from the bottom to remove the palmrest (and attached fingerprint reader and WACOM pad connectors) and then the keyboard (one more screw and one connector) and then the number pad (one screw from above and one connector) and then the speaker bezel (screws and another connector).

The mother board already has the screws for the extra mini-PCI connector, so the module went in with no problem in about 20 seconds. Then put everything back together.

The driver software installs two applications:
Intel Turbo Memory Console and Intel Turbo Memory Dashboard.
The console controls ReadyDrive (which is supposed to speed up Vista launch and performance) and Readyboost (which is supposed to speed up applications launch).
With a 4GB Intel Turbo Memory module, you use the Dashboard to pin applications to Readyboost space. Readyboost control in the Intel Turbo Memory Console is grayed out. Apparently with the 1 gb and 2 gb modules, Dashboard is an option but it is automatic with the 4 GB module.

I bought the module to speed up boot up. I cannot tell that it works. I boot up in about 3 minutes with my W700 including QX9300, 4GB ram, two RAID 1 configured Seagate 7200 RPM 320 GB hard drives.

However, the pleasing surprise comes in speeding up applications. Every application I've pinned to Readyboost launches incredibly fast. This is really noticable for me with Outlook, my book keeping program, and Internet Explorer 7.

So, I can verify that the Intel Turbo Memory definitely works with RAID with the newest Lenovo driver downloads and that it really works to speed up applications. I might have done something wrong causing me to not notice any change in boot up and shutdown.

I hope this helps.

Barry
First Thinkpad 755CX in 1995. First IBM: PC 1982 8088 w 64K RAM, dual floppy. Currently in use:
X230T with Win8Pro x64, i7, 500gb ssd; W700 WUXGA RAID 1 Blu-Ray W7Pro x64, occasionally a T61p with Win7Pro x64

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Re: W700 4GIG turbo memory

#11 Post by MTWIZARD » Sat Jan 31, 2009 1:08 pm

Great news, I will order one today.

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X201t
T410s
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Re: W700 4GIG turbo memory

#12 Post by barrywohl » Sat Jan 31, 2009 2:13 pm

MTWIZARD wrote:Great news, I will order one today.
MTWIZARD
This PDF from Intel will help.
http://www.intel.com/design/flash/nand/ ... 316979.pdf

One site I found said that the 4 GB Intel module is preconfigured for 3.2 GB of ReadyBoost and 0.8 GB of ReadyDrive.

I think I'll start using Sleep and Hibernate instead of ReadyDrive to speed up "boot up" after going from the office to home and back.

Barry
First Thinkpad 755CX in 1995. First IBM: PC 1982 8088 w 64K RAM, dual floppy. Currently in use:
X230T with Win8Pro x64, i7, 500gb ssd; W700 WUXGA RAID 1 Blu-Ray W7Pro x64, occasionally a T61p with Win7Pro x64

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Re: W700 4GIG turbo memory

#13 Post by MTWIZARD » Sat Jan 31, 2009 2:16 pm

Thanks for the information

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