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#1 WouldBePolymath

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Posted 13 May 2016 - 09:42 PM

My computer is a ThinkCentre M75e 5042 A7U (64-bit).

 

The "Crucial configurator tool" recommended

 

CT3730351 CT2KIT51264BA160BJ.000 UPGRADE FOR A LENOVO THINKCENTRE M75E (TYPE 4163, 5042, 5046, 5052, 5054, 5056...)
 

But upon trying to install this memory, it appears to be the wrong type.

 

Please see labeled attachments - in order:

memory slots (bright)

memory slots (darker)

new memory

old memory

 

Any suggestions on what memory I SHOULD use?

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Edited by hamluis, 14 May 2016 - 09:56 AM.
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#2 ScathEnfys

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Posted 13 May 2016 - 09:45 PM

The item on the right is a GPU... not memory...
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Posted 13 May 2016 - 09:55 PM

download and install CPUZ (http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/cpu-z.html) that will tell you what kind of memory is currently running in your computer as per MHz, simply replace it with the corresponding speed :) but according to the link you provided DDR3L-1600 UDIMM appears to be your ram speed of choice (http://www.ncix.com/category/ddr3-sodimm-ram-29-1319.htm) so select 1600 under the filter on the left side for pricing and examples of what ram you should use to upgrade

 

but yes it appears you took out the GPU (video card) mistaking it for RAM(memory)


Edited by TheTripleDeuce, 13 May 2016 - 09:57 PM.


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Posted 13 May 2016 - 10:12 PM

@OP it appears from the pictures that you have confused the memory slots with the GPU slots.

I have marked the actual memory slots in the picture you showed with a red box:

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Edited by ScathEnfys, 13 May 2016 - 10:13 PM.

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Posted 13 May 2016 - 11:02 PM

I hope you were securely grounded during all of this; else, the troubles are just beginning.


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Posted 14 May 2016 - 10:39 AM

Your motherboard can be seen below.  The RAM sockets are outlined in red.

 

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The DIMM socket is keyed so that the module will only fit in one way.  Make sure this is observed.

 

Since you purchased a new RAM module I'm guessing you are only adding more RAM?

 

This motherboard is capable of running in dual channel.  This effectively doubles the throughput speed of the RAM.  You have to have matched modules to run is dual channel.


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Posted 16 May 2016 - 11:13 AM

I hope you were securely grounded during all of this; else, the troubles are just beginning.

I think the OP has much greater issues than worrying about static electricity.  Much.

 

https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/documents/pd000678



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Posted 16 May 2016 - 11:36 AM

Thank you very much for your help, ScathEnfys, TheTripleDeuce, RolandJS and dc3.  It is much appreciated.

 

Fascist Nation, I wonder if you could elaborate on your comment for the instruction of the forum's members.  If one didn't know better, one could almost misconstrue your remarks as snide.

 

 



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Posted 16 May 2016 - 12:22 PM

Since he's linking the MFR's specs, I doubt that it's exactly snide. Not sure what he's trying to get at though, as Crucial's memory configurator is highly reliable. I have yet to hear of an issue with it.

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Did you successfully install the memory in the correct slots? Is everything working as it should now?
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Posted 16 May 2016 - 02:34 PM

I had checked the Crucial advisor to be sure they had the correct module, they have exactly what I found.  They are good to go.  

 

Facist  Nation is just being cryptic which doesn't lend itself to helping anyone.  

 

RolandJS was correct with concerns about electrostatic discharges, but went a little overboard by suggesting that their problems are just beginning.  Most people pocking around inside the case will either intentionally or unintentionally touch the metal of the case which should discharge static charges.


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Posted 16 May 2016 - 04:06 PM

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Edited by RolandJS, 16 May 2016 - 06:27 PM.

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