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Memory Upgrade for T61 7663

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Memory Upgrade for T61 7663

#1 Post by SerraAvatar » Wed Jun 01, 2011 10:28 am

Hi, sorry if this has been answered a few dozen times already. I'm looking into upgrading my RAM to 8Gb and was wondering if the T61 is only limited to DDR2 PC2-5300 or if the PC2-6400 will work as well.

I've always had good experience with Samsung and I'm thinking I will stick with them for this upgrade too. I was wondering if Samsung carries any 4Gb single RAM that will fit into my T61 please?

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Re: Memory Upgrade for T61 7663

#2 Post by ausmike » Wed Jun 01, 2011 3:20 pm

shortest answer = intel chipset on yours = 3GB MAX (AFAIK)
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Re: Memory Upgrade for T61 7663

#3 Post by Harryc » Wed Jun 01, 2011 5:12 pm

@ ausmike, any T61 I've run across will take 8GB of RAM. The 3GB chipset limitation you're thinking of applies to T60's. @ SerraAvatar, PC2-6400 should work just fine, but it will run as if it's PC2-5300.

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Re: Memory Upgrade for T61 7663

#4 Post by craigmontHunter » Wed Jun 01, 2011 8:34 pm

Any *61 (Except for Z61, which = *60) can accept 8gb ram. All you need to do is make sure it is DDR2, and everything should work.
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Re: Memory Upgrade for T61 7663

#5 Post by rssb » Thu Jun 02, 2011 6:19 am

Using PC-6400S 2 X 4GB in a T61. Everything works fine, 64-bit OS sees all 8GB. Also PC doctor diagnostic is able to see all 8GB.

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Re: Memory Upgrade for T61 7663

#6 Post by SerraAvatar » Thu Jun 02, 2011 10:21 am

Thanks guys for the quick replies :)

Good to have confirmation on the 8Gb RAM, too!

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Re: Memory Upgrade for T61 7663

#7 Post by Prodeje79 » Fri Sep 23, 2011 8:32 pm

Harryc wrote:@ ausmike, any T61 I've run across will take 8GB of RAM. The 3GB chipset limitation you're thinking of applies to T60's. @ SerraAvatar, PC2-6400 should work just fine, but it will run as if it's PC2-5300.
been searching and found this post....
so for my T61, there is no benefit using PC2-6400?
The max RAM speed a T61 can operate is PC2-5300?

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#8 Post by Harryc » Fri Sep 23, 2011 10:56 pm

Correct

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Re: Memory Upgrade for T61 7663

#9 Post by rumbero » Sat Sep 24, 2011 7:11 am

Prodeje79 wrote:so for my T61, there is no benefit using PC2-6400?
The max RAM speed a T61 can operate is PC2-5300?
The benefit of 2x4GB PC2-6400 bought for my T61 consisted of being quite a bit cheaper than the PC2-5300 at the time i bought the modules. I'd keep that in mind as well. ;)
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Re: Memory Upgrade for T61 7663

#10 Post by TuuS » Mon Sep 26, 2011 10:29 pm

Besides the newer faster ram being cheaper, if the day comes that you canablize the dead laptop, the faster ram should be of use in newer/faster laptops, so it's a win/win to get the faster ram if it's cheaper.

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Re: Memory Upgrade for T61 7663

#11 Post by crashnburn » Tue Sep 27, 2011 7:42 am

Sadly 4GB DDR3 chips are cheaper than 4GB DDR2
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Re: Memory Upgrade for T61 7663

#12 Post by crashnburn » Sun Apr 08, 2012 12:30 pm

Any ideas where I could find a good priced 2 x 4GB DDR2 ? cause DDR3 is now so much cheaper than DDR2. But, I'd like to find the best source for this.
T61 8892-02U: 14.1"SXGA+/2.2C2D/4G/XP|Adv Mini Dock|30" Gateway XHD3000 WQXGA via Dual-link DVI
X61T 7767-96U: 12.1"SXGA+/1.6C2D/3G/Vista|Ultrabase
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