ejfudd
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Re: 16GB ram in my XPS17 (L702X) NON 3D

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This same thing happened to me.  I was lied to in the online chat that it accepted 4X4GB and I would later be able to upgrade from 8GB to 16GB, then a year later when I went to upgrade I found out I cannot.  I would have bought the 3D version had they told me that was the case, but now I am just stuck with a computer I cannot add ram to.

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Re: 16GB ram in my XPS17 (L702X) NON 3D

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You may well find it'll still take 16 G as 2X8G modules.

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Re: 16GB ram in my XPS17 (L702X) NON 3D

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Just found this thread and this is my exact issue/concern.  I might try the 2X8GB and see if it works to get 16gb total

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evd45
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RE: 16GB ram in my XPS17 (L702X) NON 3D

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The notebooks with 2 DIMM slots CAN use up to 16GB RAM. 2x8GB 1333 SO-DIMM DDR3.
There have been numerous reports in this forum that substantiate this.



sorry to jump in so late: what is the difference between 1600 MHz & 1333 MHz? also there is 10600 & 12800 what effect if any would there be if any?
ie: 
16GB (8GBx2) Crucial PC-12800 SO-DIMM 1600MHz DDR3 Memory laptop

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Crucial 16GB Kit 2 x 8GB DDR3 1333 MHz PC3-10600 1.35V / 1.5V Sodimm Memory


both are crucial but give different values its very confusing any help would be appreciated

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phobeous
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RE: 16GB ram in my XPS17 (L702X) NON 3D

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Hi every one. I know that this post is pretty old, but it's been so useful for me that I want to post my experience on upgrading from 8 GB to 16 GB. I own a DELL XPS 17 (L702X / P09E002) with Windows Ultimate 64, 500 BG HDD (7200 rpm). Graphics card is a NVidia GeForce GT 550M, processor is i7-2630QM. Display resolution is 1920 x 1080.

After googling for a couple of weeks I opened the bottom door and discovered 2 DIMM slots with 4 GB each one. So I decided to try and buy a Corsair Vengeance 16 GB kit (2 x 8GB) with part number: CMSX16Gx3M2B1600C9. I bought it from amazon

www.amazon.es/.../ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00;psc=1

PC boots perfectly and next step is to add a SSD drive and transfer windows to that drive.

--- UPDATE ---

Finally I bought 1 512 GB SSD Samsung PRO and cloned the OS (automagically because it clones itself during execution) and after a couple of weeks I decided to add a second SSD (256 GB this time). So I have a 5 years old laptop that now is a top-notch laptop.

Hope this helps others.

Cheers!

mike7210
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RE: 16GB ram in my XPS17 (L702X) NON 3D

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I purchased one 8gb chip and now have 12g of memory showing.   Also 120gb ssd drive from Kingston; the clone software worked perfectly and quickly.  

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