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

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Intel technology based laptops containing processors prior to the Intel Core i3, Core i5 and Core i7 series feature a memory controller located within the northbridge chipset. For this reason, all laptops with processors up to and including the Intel Core 2 Mobile and Intel Core 2 Extreme series feature a memory controller external to the processor itself. The memory controller found within the mobile chipset defines the maximum capacity, type and speed of memory supported by your laptop.


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


Pentium III-M Mobile Chipsets

  • Intel® 830M
  • Maximum memory capacity: 1GB

    Memory speed & type: PC133 SDRAM


  • Intel® 830MG
  • Maximum memory capacity: 1GB

    Memory speed & type: PC133 SDRAM


  • Intel® 830MP
  • Maximum memory capacity: 1GB

    Memory speed & type: PC133 SDRAM



Mobile Celeron Mobile Chipsets

  • Intel® 830M
  • Maximum memory capacity: 1GB

    Memory speed & type: PC133 SDRAM


  • Intel® 830MG
  • Maximum memory capacity: 1GB

    Memory speed & type: PC133 SDRAM


  • Intel® 830MP
  • Maximum memory capacity: 1GB

    Memory speed & type: PC133 SDRAM


  • Intel® 845MP
  • Maximum memory capacity: 1GB

    Memory speed & type: PC1600, PC2100 DDR


  • Intel® 845MZ
  • Maximum memory capacity: 1GB

    Memory speed & type: PC1600 DDR


  • Intel® 852GM
  • Maximum memory capacity: 1GB

    Memory speed & type: PC1600, PC2100 DDR



Pentium 4-M Mobile Chipsets

  • Intel® 845MP
  • Maximum memory capacity: 1GB

    Memory speed & type: PC1600, PC2100 DDR


  • Intel® 845MZ
  • Maximum memory capacity: 1GB

    Memory speed & type: PC1600 DDR


  • Intel® 852GM
  • Maximum memory capacity: 1GB

    Memory speed & type: PC1600, PC2100 DDR


  • Intel® 852GMV
  • Maximum memory capacity: 1GB

    Memory speed & type: PC1600, PC2100 DDR


  • Intel® 852PM
  • Maximum memory capacity: 2GB

    Memory speed & type: PC1600, PC2100, PC2700 DDR


  • Intel® 852GME
  • Maximum memory capacity: 2GB

    Memory speed & type: PC1600, PC2100, PC2700 DDR



Mobile Pentium 4 Mobile Chipsets

  • Intel® 852PM
  • Maximum memory capacity: 2GB

    Memory speed & type: PC1600, PC2100, PC2700 DDR


  • Intel® 852GME
  • Maximum memory capacity: 2GB

    Memory speed & type: PC1600, PC2100, PC2700 DDR



Celeron M Mobile Chipsets

  • Intel® 852GM
  • Maximum memory capacity: 1GB

    Memory speed & type: PC1600, PC2100 DDR


  • Intel® 852GMV
  • Maximum memory capacity: 1GB

    Memory speed & type: PC1600, PC2100 DDR


  • Intel® 852PM
  • Maximum memory capacity: 2GB

    Memory speed & type: PC1600, PC2100, PC2700 DDR


  • Intel® 852GME
  • Maximum memory capacity: 2GB

    Memory speed & type: PC1600, PC2100, PC2700 DDR


  • Intel® 855GM
  • Maximum memory capacity: 2GB

    Memory speed & type: PC1600, PC2100, PC2700 DDR


  • Intel® 855GME
  • Maximum memory capacity: 2GB

    Memory speed & type: PC1600, PC2100, PC2700 DDR


  • Intel® 855PM
  • Maximum memory capacity: 2GB

    Memory speed & type: PC1600, PC2100, PC2700 DDR


  • Intel® 910GML
  • Maximum memory capacity: 2GB

    Memory speed & type: PC2700 DDR or PC2-3200 DDR2


  • Intel® 915GMS
  • Maximum memory capacity: 2GB

    Memory speed & type: PC2-3200 DDR2


  • Intel® 915GM
  • Maximum memory capacity: 2GB

    Memory speed & type: PC2700 DDR or PC2-3200, PC2-4200 DDR2


  • Intel® 915PM
  • Maximum memory capacity: 2GB

    Memory speed & type: PC2700 DDR or PC2-3200, PC2-4200 DDR2


  • Intel® 940GML
  • Maximum memory capacity: 2GB

    Memory speed & type: PC2-3200, PC2-4200 DDR2


  • Intel® 943GML
  • Maximum memory capacity: 2GB

    Memory speed & type: PC2-3200, PC2-4200 DDR2


  • Intel® 945GMS
  • Maximum memory capacity: 2GB

    Memory speed & type: PC2-3200, PC2-4200 DDR2


  • Intel® 945GM/E
  • Maximum memory capacity: 4GB

    Memory speed & type: PC2-3200, PC2-4200, PC2-5300 DDR2


  • Intel® 945PM
  • Maximum memory capacity: 4GB

    Memory speed & type: PC2-3200, PC2-4200, PC2-5300 DDR2


  • Intel® GL960
  • Maximum memory capacity: 3GB

    Memory speed & type: PC2-4200, PC2-5300 DDR2


  • Intel® GL40
  • Maximum memory capacity: 4GB

    Memory speed & type: PC2-5300, PC2-6400 DDR2 or PC3-5300, PC3-6400 DDR3


  • Intel® GS45
  • Maximum memory capacity: 8GB

    Memory speed & type: PC2-5300, PC2-6400 DDR2 or PC3-5300, PC3-6400, PC3-8500 DDR3


  • Intel® GM45
  • Maximum memory capacity: 8GB

    Memory speed & type: PC2-5300, PC2-6400 DDR2 or PC3-5300, PC3-6400, PC3-8500 DDR3



Pentium M Mobile Chipsets

  • Intel® 855GM
  • Maximum memory capacity: 2GB

    Memory speed & type: PC1600, PC2100, PC2700 DDR


  • Intel® 855GME
  • Maximum memory capacity: 2GB

    Memory speed & type: PC1600, PC2100, PC2700 DDR


  • Intel® 855PM
  • Maximum memory capacity: 2GB

    Memory speed & type: PC1600, PC2100, PC2700 DDR


  • Intel® 945GMS
  • Maximum memory capacity: 2GB

    Memory speed & type: PC2-3200, PC2-4200 DDR2


  • Intel® 945GM/E
  • Maximum memory capacity: 4GB

    Memory speed & type: PC2-3200, PC2-4200, PC2-5300 DDR2


  • Intel® 945PM
  • Maximum memory capacity: 4GB

    Memory speed & type: PC2-3200, PC2-4200, PC2-5300 DDR2



Pentium Dual-Core Mobile Chipsets

  • Intel® 940GML
  • Maximum memory capacity: 2GB

    Memory speed & type: PC2-3200, PC2-4200 DDR2


  • Intel® 943GML
  • Maximum memory capacity: 2GB

    Memory speed & type: PC2-3200, PC2-4200 DDR2


  • Intel® 945GMS
  • Maximum memory capacity: 2GB

    Memory speed & type: PC2-3200, PC2-4200 DDR2


  • Intel® 945GM/E
  • Maximum memory capacity: 4GB

    Memory speed & type: PC2-3200, PC2-4200, PC2-5300 DDR2


  • Intel® 945PM
  • Maximum memory capacity: 4GB

    Memory speed & type: PC2-3200, PC2-4200, PC2-5300 DDR2


  • Intel® GL960
  • Maximum memory capacity: 3GB

    Memory speed & type: PC2-4200, PC2-5300 DDR2


  • Intel® GL40
  • Maximum memory capacity: 4GB

    Memory speed & type: PC2-5300, PC2-6400 DDR2 or PC3-5300, PC3-6400 DDR3



Core Solo Mobile Chipsets

  • Intel® 940GML
  • Maximum memory capacity: 2GB

    Memory speed & type: PC2-3200, PC2-4200 DDR2


  • Intel® 943GML
  • Maximum memory capacity: 2GB

    Memory speed & type: PC2-3200, PC2-4200 DDR2


  • Intel® 945GMS
  • Maximum memory capacity: 2GB

    Memory speed & type: PC2-3200, PC2-4200 DDR2


  • Intel® 945GM/E
  • Maximum memory capacity: 4GB

    Memory speed & type: PC2-3200, PC2-4200, PC2-5300 DDR2


  • Intel® 945PM
  • Maximum memory capacity: 4GB

    Memory speed & type: PC2-3200, PC2-4200, PC2-5300 DDR2



Core Duo Mobile Chipsets

  • Intel® 945GM/E
  • Maximum memory capacity: 4GB

    Memory speed & type: PC2-3200, PC2-4200, PC2-5300 DDR2


  • Intel® 945PM
  • Maximum memory capacity: 4GB

    Memory speed & type: PC2-3200, PC2-4200, PC2-5300 DDR2



Core 2 Solo Mobile Chipsets

  • Intel® 945GMS
  • Maximum memory capacity: 2GB

    Memory speed & type: PC2-3200, PC2-4200 DDR2


  • Intel® 945GM/E
  • Maximum memory capacity: 4GB

    Memory speed & type: PC2-3200, PC2-4200, PC2-5300 DDR2


  • Intel® 945PM
  • Maximum memory capacity: 4GB

    Memory speed & type: PC2-3200, PC2-4200, PC2-5300 DDR2


  • Intel® GM965
  • Maximum memory capacity: 8GB

    Memory speed & type: PC2-4200, PC2-5300 DDR2


  • Intel® PM965
  • Maximum memory capacity: 4GB

    Memory speed & type: PC2-4200, PC2-5300 DDR2


  • Intel® GL40
  • Maximum memory capacity: 4GB

    Memory speed & type: PC2-5300, PC2-6400 DDR2 or PC3-5300, PC3-6400 DDR3


  • Intel® GS45
  • Maximum memory capacity: 8GB

    Memory speed & type: PC2-5300, PC2-6400 DDR2 or PC3-5300, PC3-6400, PC3-8500 DDR3


  • Intel® GM45
  • Maximum memory capacity: 8GB

    Memory speed & type: PC2-5300, PC2-6400 DDR2 or PC3-5300, PC3-6400, PC3-8500 DDR3


  • Intel® PM45
  • Maximum memory capacity: 8GB

    Memory speed & type: PC2-5300, PC2-6400 DDR2 or PC3-5300, PC3-6400, PC3-8500 DDR3



Core 2 Duo Mobile Chipsets

  • Intel® 945GMS
  • Maximum memory capacity: 2GB

    Memory speed & type: PC2-3200, PC2-4200 DDR2


  • Intel® 945GM/E
  • Maximum memory capacity: 4GB

    Memory speed & type: PC2-3200, PC2-4200, PC2-5300 DDR2


  • Intel® 945PM
  • Maximum memory capacity: 4GB

    Memory speed & type: PC2-3200, PC2-4200, PC2-5300 DDR2


  • Intel® GM965
  • Maximum memory capacity: 8GB

    Memory speed & type: PC2-4200, PC2-5300 DDR2


  • Intel® PM965
  • Maximum memory capacity: 4GB

    Memory speed & type: PC2-4200, PC2-5300 DDR2


  • Intel® GL40
  • Maximum memory capacity: 4GB

    Memory speed & type: PC2-5300, PC2-6400 DDR2 or PC3-5300, PC3-6400 DDR3


  • Intel® GS45
  • Maximum memory capacity: 8GB

    Memory speed & type: PC2-5300, PC2-6400 DDR2 or PC3-5300, PC3-6400, PC3-8500 DDR3


  • Intel® GM45
  • Maximum memory capacity: 8GB

    Memory speed & type: PC2-5300, PC2-6400 DDR2 or PC3-5300, PC3-6400, PC3-8500 DDR3


  • Intel® PM45
  • Maximum memory capacity: 8GB

    Memory speed & type: PC2-5300, PC2-6400 DDR2 or PC3-5300, PC3-6400, PC3-8500 DDR3



Core 2 Extreme Mobile Chipsets

  • Intel® GS45
  • Maximum memory capacity: 8GB

    Memory speed & type: PC2-5300, PC2-6400 DDR2 or PC3-5300, PC3-6400, PC3-8500 DDR3


  • Intel® GM45
  • Maximum memory capacity: 8GB

    Memory speed & type: PC2-5300, PC2-6400 DDR2 or PC3-5300, PC3-6400, PC3-8500 DDR3


  • Intel® PM45
  • Maximum memory capacity: 8GB

    Memory speed & type: PC2-5300, PC2-6400 DDR2 or PC3-5300, PC3-6400, PC3-8500 DDR3



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