1 Reply Latest reply on Jul 16, 2015 3:08 PM by kevin_intel

    Does Core i7-3630QM supports memory modules of 8Gbit chips


      Hi all,


      Not sure if this is the best place for me to ask, so in case this is the wrong forum, please forgive me.


      I like to upgrade my notebook to 32GB RAM using with the 2x new 16GB SODIMM memory from http://www.intelligentmemory.com/ but they claim that intel must release and BIOS upgrade for that to handle MRC address/codes, according to they're reĊ•esentative:


      Our 16GB So-DIMM is compatible for the laptop which using Intel 5th GEN (Broadwell) i3/i5-i5-5xxxU, Intel ATOM C2000, but not support other kind of Intel CPU due to the BIOS limitation, of course, If Intel change the software-code or allow the customers to change it themselves, then it would be working on your platform by a simple BIOS update, you may consult with Phoenix technical support team to ask for details.


      In fact, we not tested in the same/similar platform, also, due to the Intel BIOS limitation, called MRC (Memory Reference Code), it's able to identify module which assembled by 1,2 and 4 Gbit chips only. Our 16GB memory module are made by 8Gbit chips and the MRC does not yet contain the right software code, it is software issue but Intel is not yet fix


      On the other hand Intel specs (ARK | Intel® Core™ i7-3630QM Processor (6M Cache, up to 3.40 GHz)) says it support up to 32GB RAM but it does  not say anything regarding the module chips. Can anyone help me out understand if I can use those memory or not?



      Best regards.