Thanks! Now to demonstrate that I don't know about much about my computer: do I have an mSATA drive? Does it matter in terms of using 16GB RAM? My current system is:
Windows 7 (64 bit)
931GB ATA WDC WD10JPVT-75A SCSI Disk Device (SATA)
Intel Core i7 3632QM @ 2.20GHz
8.00GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 798MHz
I have a Vostro 3560 with a regular hard drive (non-SSD, so Intel Rapid Start should not be involved) running 4GM of memory, and was excited to see you report that you have been running 16GB successfully. I took your advice and ordered the Corsair 16GB memory upgrade kit.
Upon installation (running Windows 7), while the system runs, the CPU utilization is pegged at 100%, making the system very slow. When I remove one of the 8GB modules (now running 8GB), the CPU does not peg at 100%, and runs normally. When I put the old 4GB module in with the new 8GB, same result: CPU pegged at 100% utilization.
Any idea what might be causing this situation? Thanks!
Reading the manual, the memory specs are:
Memory connector: two SODIMM slots
Memory capacity: 2 GB, 4 GB, 6 GB, or 8 GB
Memory type: DDR3 SDRAM (1333 MHz and 1600 MHz)
But I'm reading about pin number differences and two models of 1333 MHz.
Can anyone clarify this for me? The 3560 can work with either as long as they're 1333MHz? How about the number of pins?
I installed 16 GB RAM and my Vostro 3560 is working fine.
The memory that I installed was Corsair Vengeance CMSX16GX3M2B1600C9.
My computer was delivered with DDR3L PC3-12800, so I choosed a similar.
I removed Intel Rapid Start Technology, and used all the 32 GB SSD disk for Intel Smart Response Technology.
I'm interested too, cause I would like to upgrade my Vostro 3560.
I actually have 8 GB of Ram and and a non SSD hard drive.
I would like to upgrade at 16 GB of Ram first, and then with a SSD.
So for the first step, this wouldn't cause any problem?
And then, when I install the SSD: must I format it before installing Windows, or could it be doing automatically?
Can you explain me how did you do that?
Is the upgrade working fine? Did this increase your notebook performance?
Are the (extra)RAM's really available on your system?
Thank you so much! I'm really sorry for the amount of questions.