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PC3-12800S - what does the last letter mean and is it compatible with ThinkPad T530?

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July 17, 2013 10:54:50 PM

I just bought 4GB RAM for my ThinkPad T530 (2394-C98). Now it has 4GB and one empty slot and with this one it will be 8GB total.

But I'm not sure if it will fit my laptop.

Here is what is written on the new RAM:
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Hynix 4GB 2Rx8 PC3-12800S-11-12-F3
HMT351S6CFR8C-PB NO AA 1306


I know that PC3 means SATA III and that 12800 is the max speed. The digits after that are the latencies etc as I know. But what does mean the last letter, i.e. "S"?

I searched for the concrete model of my current RAM module but couldn't find anything. The laptop is not with me for the next 2 weeks and I can't check it myself.

I bought the RAM without checking this because it was an eBay bargain and I will sell it if it doesn't fit anyway.

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July 17, 2013 11:38:30 PM

S is for SO-DIMM, the trype of DRAM laptops use
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July 17, 2013 11:54:43 PM

Tradesman1 said:
S is for SO-DIMM, the trype of DRAM laptops use


So, it just means that it's 204-pin SO-DIMM memory. Thank you.

Is it a problem if the latencies etc. differs from the stock memory? Both are PC3-12800 but not sure for the other things. The manufacturer is different surely. The voltage should be same but not sure again, will check when I get the laptop.
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July 18, 2013 12:04:31 AM

Chances are good they'll play nice together Hynix is very adaptable to mixing - and not all sticks are, there's never a guaranteee when mixing sticks, even of the same exact model, tolerances are just to tight these days...Best bet is always to get a single set of sticks in the total amount you want.
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July 18, 2013 12:21:51 AM

Tradesman1 said:
Chances are good they'll play nice together Hynix is very adaptable to mixing - and not all sticks are, there's never a guaranteee when mixing sticks, even of the same exact model, tolerances are just to tight these days...Best bet is always to get a single set of sticks in the total amount you want.


Thank you again!

I was thinking to upgrade to 16GB after some time but I found this ram cheap on eBay and decided to try it. So, my next upgrade will be 16GB kit anyway.
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July 18, 2013 8:22:14 AM

Keep us updated as you go
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