Solved

IBM Thinkpad T40 RAM upgrate

Posted on 2004-08-19
6
628 Views
Last Modified: 2007-12-19
Hi every body!

I just bought a new T40 with 256M RAM. I now want to update the memory of the laptop. What's brand should I choose? I did a search and found out that there are a number of brand names for this kind of laptop. So what should I choose? Should I choose memory from IBM?
0
Comment
Question by:climbingrose
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
6 Comments
 
LVL 69

Accepted Solution

by:
Callandor earned 100 total points
ID: 11842528
You don't have to - Crucial will guarantee that their memory works.  You can see what is compatible by using their configurator at www.crucial.com.
0
 

Author Comment

by:climbingrose
ID: 11849359
I mean what brand name should I choose in order to ensure the maximum performance of the  laptop. What I was thinking is if I buy RAM from IBM, it will be more compatible with the laptop than other brands. However, IBM RAM seems to be pricey. So I just want to consult people's opinions here before buying a new RAM.

Thanks for answering the question!
0
 
LVL 69

Expert Comment

by:Callandor
ID: 11859640
Some good quality brands for desktops, used by overclockers for their quality: Crucial, Corsair, OCZ, Mushkin, Kingston Hyper-X.  But not all of these will be in the laptop memory business.
0
Optimize your web performance

What's in the eBook?
- Full list of reasons for poor performance
- Ultimate measures to speed things up
- Primary web monitoring types
- KPIs you should be monitoring in order to increase your ROI

 
LVL 2

Expert Comment

by:sorah
ID: 11935834
Altough I do not know the BIOS of that Thinkpad, I strongly believe, that it does not allow (which is the case at almost all brand notebooks) to alter the settings related to the RAM. (CAS, latency, etc.). If it does not allow such, then I would therefore pick a reasonable priced one, because no matter how fast RAM you buy, it will not be accessed faster than the one which is currently in your NB.

We could get into details, but I think it is not necessary.
0
 
LVL 1

Expert Comment

by:nikeshhajari
ID: 11973760
well if you want to have the same ram brand just open up the ram slot door on the underside of the laptop and take a look to see what brand it is and get that one.
0
 
LVL 3

Expert Comment

by:swift1004
ID: 11987163
Hi climbingrose,

Yes, crucial is a good choice, as is Kensington, but whatever memory you choose, make sure it is PC2700 DDR. (it also uses PC2100, but it's slower)  That's the fastest that your PC will use.  IBM memory is always overpriced, and no, it will not run faster than other PC2700 chips.   I have included a link to the memory chart for your IBM laptop.  

http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=MIGR-41751

Andy
0

Featured Post

Flexible connectivity for any environment

The KE6900 series can extend and deploy computers with high definition displays across multiple stations in a variety of applications that suit any environment. Expand computer use to stations across multiple rooms with dynamic access.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

For some time some of our users experienced package loss on a couple of our Lenovo Thinkpad S531 machines running Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 64-bit OS. I was not able to find many answers online, but did after some investigation I began to suspect Blu…
Computer running slow? Taking forever to open a folder, documents, or any programs that you didn't have an issue with before? Here are a few steps to help speed it up. The programs mentioned below ALL have free versions, you can buy them if you w…
Finding and deleting duplicate (picture) files can be a time consuming task. My wife and I, our three kids and their families all share one dilemma: Managing our pictures. Between desktops, laptops, phones, tablets, and cameras; over the last decade…
NetCrunch network monitor is a highly extensive platform for network monitoring and alert generation. In this video you'll see a live demo of NetCrunch with most notable features explained in a walk-through manner. You'll also get to know the philos…

627 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question