Hello dear Neowinians!
I need help with upgradring the RAM on my Dell Laptop. It's a E4300. I think it's a GS45 Express Chipset.
I am in the choice of either getting a used Thinkpad X200s or similar, but so until I get it I thought upgrading the RAM to 8 GB and then moving it and a SSD to the eventual "new" computer.
I have changed the 2+2 GB ram that the laptop had to a single 4 GB Corsair Value RAM 1333MHz 1,5v module. Now I bought a second, exactly the same module (I also have a 2 x 8 GB 1600 MHz modules that didn't work, got to know the hard way the the Intel controller didn't take over 4+4 GB). But the computer won't boot.
I really need som advice as I have not 5 modules that don't seem to work together. Which RAM modules does this computer otherwise take? Or have I done some fault in the BIOS settings?
As a comparison, I have put 16 GB in a cheap AMD Thinkpad and it runs without any problems. I am good a stationary big computers, but laptops is clearly not my area of expertise.
Best Answer Geoffrey B. , 17 August 2014 - 18:40
The Current BIOS version for you laptop is A23
you can find the latest BIOS version HERE
Also I have noticed with a few Dell laptop models that even though the laptop supports a certain amount of ram sometimes you have to lower the voltage or speed for it to actually work. For instance with the Latitude E5510 it says you can use 1666hz but you can only use 1333hz if you want to use more than 4GB of ram on the laptop. as well as dropping from 1.5v to 1.3v for the memory modules as well.
(if it matters i am a Dell Certified Technician)Go to the full post