This is crazy, our Dell representative has offered us 2 x 8Gig RAM modules. I questioned this as all the information appears to suggest the DIMM slots only support up to 4gig RAM, with a total of 16Gig supported by the motherboard. The response I got from the Dell rep is:
"Acording to our technical support said that it is able to read up to 32GB ram
So for 2 x 8GB shouldn’t be any issue"
It would be fantastic if he is right, but I don't have high hopes and I am cringing over this whole issue.
Well Crucial Does not say this works.
Memory Type: DDR3 PC3-10600, DDR3 PC3-12800, DDR3 (non-ECC)
Maximum Memory: 8GB
Each memory slot can hold DDR3 PC3-10600, DDR3 PC3-12800 with a maximum of 4GB per slot.*
*Not to exceed manufacturer supported memory.
well, Dell sent a technician today to deliver 2 x 8gig modules and test. Installed and tested and it actually works.........so far. BIOS detects the full 16gig, windows sees the whole 16gig and windows memory test reported all was fine.
So I dunno what's going on, the dell information is totally screwed.
Let's hope after using it over the next few days/weeks it doesn't fall over.
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I have been a devoted Dell customer for over 15 years. I just reveived my L702X and am debating on returning it. Although it appears i have 4 memory slots, I do not. In my opinion this is a BS move by Dell. Would it really have cost much to include 4 slots on all L702X laptops. I mean this thing is huge already and my laptop has room for the extra chips but they are disabled. Another gripe is the GDDR3 memory on the Nvidia card. Apple can cram a 6770 with GDDR5 in a smaller lighter 17" laptop AND it beats the GT555M that is in the L702X. My point being that this laptop should have a better video card judging from the size and wieght. I mean this thing is huge already and there is room on my system for the extra slots, they are just disabled.
The 4 memory slots should not be limited to the 3D system which does not include Nvida Optimus. Without Optimus you get no battery life!!
Those users who have a L702X with 16GB installed. Please run Windows Experience Index and post your Memory speed socre.
My soon to be returned system....
Nvidia GT555M 3GB w optimus
Dual 500GB HDDS (1 Seagate, 1 WD) not matching for some reason.....
Intel Wireless N 1030
17.3in FHD WLED AG 1920x1080
9 - cell (REQUIRED for CPU / GPU config) I wanted a 6 Cell!
Why then, when I log on to Crucial.com and run their memory tool I am offered an upgrade to 16 GB ? It shows two empty slots, and suggests that Dell should not have installed a 2GB chip along side a 4GB chip. When I purchased this Dell XPS L702X, I opted out out of the 3D and only got 1GB Video with the Nvidia GT 555M. I asked about upgrading Memory on the phone at the time of purchase and was talked out of it, then when I called to order more memory chips they informed me they didn't have any. If I cant upgrade to 16 GB of of Memory, I too will deal with Dell on a full refund or replacement better machine. I certainly dread it after what I've been through already with Dell CS and Support. Below is what Crucial shows for my system.
DDR3 PC3-10600, DDR3 PC3-12800Memory Type: DDR3 PC3-10600, DDR3 PC3-12800, DDR3 (non-ECC)
Maximum Memory: 16GB
Currently Installed Memory: 6GB
Total Memory Slots: 4
Available Memory Slots: 2