horizonbrave
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Memory options for Precision M6700 (dual core/i5 version)

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Hi,

I was please wondering if the i5 (dual core) version of the Dell Precision M6700 laptop can accept 16GB memory modules.

I know this version can only accept 2 modules installed at the same time but I was trying to obtain a 32GB configuration.

Also please: is DDR3 PC3-14900 the fastest RAM I can install (as long as so-dimm and 1.35v)?

Many thanks 🙂

PS

Sorry but the "other laptops" categories is not available anymore for posting.. not sure why!

 

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Re: Memory options for Precision M6700 (dual core/i5 version)

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horizonbrave,

Below are the memory specs.

Memory

Image-Memory modules

The Precision™ M4700 & M6700 system supports dual-channel DDR3 SDRAM with memory speeds of 1600MHz and 1866 MHz. The memory offers a significant increase of memory performance over previous platforms.

  • The memory solution is implemented in a dual-channel configuration, allowing the system to have twice the memory bandwidth while using the same memory technology.
  • Memory modules must be installed as a perfectly matched pair to take advantage of the dual-channel memory bus. If not a matched pair, the system's memory bus operates in a single-channel configuration.

Comparison

Memory Memory Clock Cycle Time I/O bus clock Data rate Module name Peak transfer time
DDR3 - 1600
200
5
800
1600
12800
12800
DDR3 - 1866
233
4.3
933¼
1866
14933¼
14933¼

Memory Configuration

 

Precision™ M4700 & M6700 has 4 user-accessible SODIMM (Small Outline Dual In-Line Memory Module) sockets, two of the slots can be accessed after removing the base cover and another 2 slots are underneath the keyboard.

A NOTE indicates important information that helps you make better use of your computer. NOTE:
Two DIMM slots are available for Intel Core i5 and i7 Dual Core processors.
Four DIMM slots are available for Intel Core i7 Quad Core and i7 Quad Extreme processors.

Speed
(MHz)

Configuration Options
(DIMMS)

Maximum Amount
(GB)

1600

1GB, 2GB, 4GB or 8GB

32
1866

2GB or 4GB

16

 

Type DDR3
Speed 1600 MHz and 1866 MHz (faster UI)
Connectors:
     Intel Core i5 and i7 Dual Core processors two DIMM slots
     Intel Core i7 Quad Core and i7 Quad Extreme processors four DIMM slots
Capacity 1 GB, 2 GB, 4 GB and 8 GB
Minimum Memory 2 GB
Maximum Memory
     Intel Core i5 and i7 Dual Core processors 16 GB
     Intel Core i7 Quad Core and i7 Quad Extreme processors 32 GB
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Re: Memory options for Precision M6700 (dual core/i5 version)

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horizonbrave,

Below are the memory specs.

Memory

Image-Memory modules

The Precision™ M4700 & M6700 system supports dual-channel DDR3 SDRAM with memory speeds of 1600MHz and 1866 MHz. The memory offers a significant increase of memory performance over previous platforms.

  • The memory solution is implemented in a dual-channel configuration, allowing the system to have twice the memory bandwidth while using the same memory technology.
  • Memory modules must be installed as a perfectly matched pair to take advantage of the dual-channel memory bus. If not a matched pair, the system's memory bus operates in a single-channel configuration.

Comparison

Memory Memory Clock Cycle Time I/O bus clock Data rate Module name Peak transfer time
DDR3 - 1600
200
5
800
1600
12800
12800
DDR3 - 1866
233
4.3
933¼
1866
14933¼
14933¼

Memory Configuration

 

Precision™ M4700 & M6700 has 4 user-accessible SODIMM (Small Outline Dual In-Line Memory Module) sockets, two of the slots can be accessed after removing the base cover and another 2 slots are underneath the keyboard.

A NOTE indicates important information that helps you make better use of your computer. NOTE:
Two DIMM slots are available for Intel Core i5 and i7 Dual Core processors.
Four DIMM slots are available for Intel Core i7 Quad Core and i7 Quad Extreme processors.

Speed
(MHz)

Configuration Options
(DIMMS)

Maximum Amount
(GB)

1600

1GB, 2GB, 4GB or 8GB

32
1866

2GB or 4GB

16

 

Type DDR3
Speed 1600 MHz and 1866 MHz (faster UI)
Connectors:
     Intel Core i5 and i7 Dual Core processors two DIMM slots
     Intel Core i7 Quad Core and i7 Quad Extreme processors four DIMM slots
Capacity 1 GB, 2 GB, 4 GB and 8 GB
Minimum Memory 2 GB
Maximum Memory
     Intel Core i5 and i7 Dual Core processors 16 GB
     Intel Core i7 Quad Core and i7 Quad Extreme processors 32 GB
ejn63
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Re: Memory options for Precision M6700 (dual core/i5 version)

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No, it cannot -- 8G max per slot.

The memory speed depends on the CPU -- for the i5, 1333 is max.

 

MarieDK
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Re: Memory options for Precision M6700 (dual core/i5 version

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Mine is also a M6700 with the same CPU as yours. I would have bought the wrong ram if not for this post an the answers it generated.

To sum it up for other M6700/i5 owners: Make sure the ram is DDR3/L, 1600, SODIMM, dual channel, 1.35v and max 16GB (2x8GB) ... 

Thanks a lot guys... now I just have to wait 10 days for delivery, and I really hope it solves the issues I am having. 

 

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