Thank God if I don't have to take the keyboard out. Forums Knowledge Base Blogs. See our Sustainability Report. Message 5 of A glimpse at the ThinkPad P1. Obviously the two programs simply have different terminology, with WMIC referring to "bank 0", "bank 1", "bank 2" and "bank 3".


It was a few dollars less last month--you might want to wait to see if the prices goes down. My P50 has only seen light use since I'm still in the process of setting it up, but I have not noted any problems so far from using this memory.

Thank God if I don't have to take the keyboard out. Getting the bottom cover off was living hell. Also, how is Corsair? I found another PC 8GB ram card there. Is Corsair better than Crucial? Is this one compatible?

I found 2 8GB ram cards there ; which one is the one to get? If you took the bottom cover off, then you can see the easy-to-access memory bay already. This is the one that has paired slots 2 and 4, and they are completely visible. If you can see the one 8GB factory memory card from Lenovo installed in one of those two slots, then your second 8GB card no matter what brand or who you buy it from goes into the other of these two slots.

If both of these completely visible memory slots are currently blank, then you obviously have the 8GB factory memory card from Lenovo installed in one of the two paired slots 1 and 3 under the keyboard.

So you yourself can see for yourself right now whether you're going to have to remove the keyboard or not in order to install your after-market second 8GB in the other slot of the pair in which the 8GB factory Lenovo memory card is already installed, so as to achieve dual-channel mode or not.

The terminology of "memory bank" or "memory slot" or whatever you want to call it, don't be distracted by terminology. Just look for yourself, and you'll have your own answer. WMIC appears to reference the memory slots as "banks", but these don't seem to be numbered the same way as other programs such as highly recommended CPUZ which you should also have installed and available for your use identify them.

In particular, the two memory cards are in slots 2 and 4. Obviously the two programs simply have different terminology, with WMIC referring to "bank 0", "bank 1", "bank 2" and "bank 3". Clearly it is the same two physical memory slots that hold each 4GB memory card, and it's just program terminology that differs in describing the two occupied slots vs.

So, back to your story. I would predict if you used CPUZ you would see that this 8GB is installed in "slot 3" one of the two under-the-keyboard paired slots 1 and 3 , just as I have said Lenovo does with their factory memory. If you bought two memory sticks from them they would be in these slots 1 and 3 under the keyboard, and then you would be able to easily install your own additional memory in the easy-to-access two other paired memory slots 2 and 4 on the underside of the laptop under the bottom cover.

So, use your eyes and see if the open two slots in the underside memory bay under the bottom cover are both empty or not. The rest is obvious. Lenovo is committed to environmental leadership from operations to product design and recycling solutions. See our Sustainability Report. Register Sign In Help. Auto-suggest helps you quickly narrow down your search results by suggesting possible matches as you type.

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