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

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Laptops equipped with an Intel Core i7 Mobile processor feature an integrated memory controller located within the processor itself. For this reason, the Intel Core i7 Mobile 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 processor model your laptop contains, along with its maximum supported memory capacity, memory speed and type.


Intel Core i7 Mobile processors

  • Intel® Core™ i7-2860QM Processor (8M Cache, 2.50 GHz)
  • Maximum memory capacity: 16GB

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


  • Intel® Core™ i7-2820QM Processor (8M Cache, 2.30 GHz)
  • Maximum memory capacity: 16GB

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


  • Intel® Core™ i7-2760QM Processor (6M Cache, 2.40 GHz)
  • Maximum memory capacity: 16GB

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


  • Intel® Core™ i7-2720QM Processor (6M Cache, 2.20 GHz)
  • Maximum memory capacity: 16GB

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


  • Intel® Core™ i7-2710QE Processor (6M Cache, 2.10 GHz)
  • Maximum memory capacity: 16GB

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


  • Intel® Core™ i7-2677M Processor (4M Cache, 1.70 GHz)
  • Maximum memory capacity: 8GB

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


  • Intel® Core™ i7-2675QM Processor (6M Cache, 2.20 GHz)
  • Maximum memory capacity: 16GB

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


  • Intel® Core™ i7-2670QM Processor (6M Cache, 2.20 GHz)
  • Maximum memory capacity: 16GB

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


  • Intel® Core™ i7-2657M Processor (4M Cache, 1.60 GHz)
  • Maximum memory capacity: 8GB

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


  • Intel® Core™ i7-2649M Processor (4M Cache, 2.30 GHz)
  • Maximum memory capacity: 8GB

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


  • Intel® Core™ i7-2640M Processor (4M Cache, 2.80 GHz)
  • Maximum memory capacity: 8GB

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


  • Intel® Core™ i7-2637M Processor (4M Cache, 1.60 GHz)
  • Maximum memory capacity: 8GB

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


  • Intel® Core™ i7-2635QM Processor (6M Cache, 2.00 GHz)
  • Maximum memory capacity: 8GB

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


  • Intel® Core™ i7-2630QM Processor (6M Cache, 2.00 GHz)
  • Maximum memory capacity: 8GB

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


  • Intel® Core™ i7-2629M Processor (4M Cache, 2.10 GHz)
  • Maximum memory capacity: 8GB

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


  • Intel® Core™ i7-2620M Processor (4M Cache, 2.70 GHz)
  • Maximum memory capacity: 8GB

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


  • Intel® Core™ i7-2617M Processor (4M Cache, 1.50 GHz)
  • Maximum memory capacity: 8GB

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


  • Intel® Core™ i7-840QM (8M Cache, 1.86 GHz)
  • Maximum memory capacity: 8GB

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


  • Intel® Core™ i7-820QM (8M Cache, 1.73 GHz)
  • Maximum memory capacity: 8GB

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


  • Intel® Core™ i7-740QM (6M cache, 1.73 GHz)
  • Maximum memory capacity: 8GB

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


  • Intel® Core™ i7-720QM (6M cache, 1.60 GHz)
  • Maximum memory capacity: 8GB

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


  • Intel® Core™ i7-680UM (4M Cache, 1.46 GHz)
  • Maximum memory capacity: 8GB

    Memory speed & type: PC3-6400 DDR3


  • Intel® Core™ i7-660UM (4M Cache, 1.33 GHz)
  • Maximum memory capacity: 8GB

    Memory speed & type: PC3-6400 DDR3


  • Intel® Core™ i7-660UE (4M Cache, 1.33 GHz)
  • Maximum memory capacity: 8GB

    Memory speed & type: PC3-6400 DDR3


  • Intel® Core™ i7-660LM (4M Cache, 2.26 GHz)
  • Maximum memory capacity: 8GB

    Memory speed & type: PC3-6400, PC3-8500 DDR3


  • Intel® Core™ i7-640UM (4M Cache, 1.20 GHz)
  • Maximum memory capacity: 8GB

    Memory speed & type: PC3-6400 DDR3


  • Intel® Core™ i7-640M (4M Cache, 2.80 GHz)
  • Maximum memory capacity: 8GB

    Memory speed & type: PC3-6400, PC3-8500 DDR3


  • Intel® Core™ i7-640LM (4M Cache, 2.13 GHz)
  • Maximum memory capacity: 8GB

    Memory speed & type: PC3-6400, PC3-8500 DDR3


  • Intel® Core™ i7-620UM (4M Cache, 1.06 GHz)
  • Maximum memory capacity: 8GB

    Memory speed & type: PC3-6400 DDR3


  • Intel® Core™ i7-620M (4M Cache, 2.66 GHz)
  • Maximum memory capacity: 8GB

    Memory speed & type: PC3-6400, PC3-8500 DDR3


  • Intel® Core™ i7-620LM (4M Cache, 2.00 GHz)
  • Maximum memory capacity: 8GB

    Memory speed & type: PC3-6400, PC3-8500 DDR3


  • Intel® Core™ i7-610E (4M Cache, 2.53 GHz)
  • Maximum memory capacity: 8GB

    Memory speed & type: PC3-6400, PC3-8500 DDR3



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