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Question: What is the maximum capacity and type of memory supported by my Intel Core i7 Mobile Extreme processor based laptop?

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Laptops equipped with an Intel Core i7 Mobile Extreme processor feature an Integrated memory controller located within the processor itself. For this reason, the Intel Core i7 Mobile Extreme processor defines the maximum capacity, type and speed of memory supported by your laptop. This is in stark contrast to previous generations of Intel mobile processors that did not feature an Integrated memory controller.


Use the below list to identify the Intel Core i7 Mobile Extreme processor model your laptop contains, along with its maximum supported memory capacity, memory speed and type.


Intel Core i7 Mobile Extreme processors

  • Intel® Core™ i7-2960XM Extreme (8M Cache, 2.70 GHz)
  • Maximum memory capacity: 16GB

    Memory speed & type: PC3-8500, PC3-10600, PC3-12800 DDR3


  • Intel® Core™ i7-2920XM Extreme (8M Cache, 2.50 GHz)
  • Maximum memory capacity: 16GB

    Memory speed & type: PC3-8500, PC3-10600, PC3-12800 DDR3


  • Intel® Core™ i7-940XM Extreme (8M Cache, 2.13 GHz)
  • Maximum memory capacity: 8GB

    Memory speed & type: PC3-8500, PC3-10600 DDR3


  • Intel® Core™ i7-920XM Extreme (8M Cache, 2.00 GHz)
  • Maximum memory capacity: 8GB

    Memory speed & type: PC3-8500, PC3-10600 DDR3



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