[ltp] T6* unofficial max ram [was:CPUs that can work in a T61]

Sam Noble linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Tue, 20 Nov 2012 12:48:12 -0700

On Wed, Nov 21, 2012 at 01:17:10AM +0600, Dmitry E. Mikhailov wrote:
> On Mon, 2012-11-19 at 21:04 +0100, rappard@dds.nl wrote:
> > > Get a decent SSD for the buck - it's much much better. Or push 8GB of
> > > DDR-2 - it's possible (but not cheap).
> > 
> > Apologies for the semi-thread hijack: are you implying that it's
> > possible to stick 8 GB in a T6*? I thought 4 GB was the max.
> > 
> > [Obviously I would need to upgrade my T60 from XP to a 64-bit OS then,
> > but that would be the next step.]
> Unofficially you can. Not every memory would fit but they say it's
> possible and working.

Careful, I think it's the case that the T61 will support 8 GB, but that
the T60 will not.

I bought 2 x 4 GB for an x60 and got only beep codes with either stick
installed. So I tried them in a T60 and got the same results. However
a pals x61s booted fine with both sticks installed.

The current plan is to sell them to another pal with a T61 who's been
looking to upgrade, so I can report on that later. But right now I'm
operating on the theory that *61+ supports 8GB and *60 supports only the
official 3 GB (though I'll be testing some 2x2 setups soon.)