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Thinkpad T30 2367-23S will not use 2GB Ram Card

I have a Thinkpad t30 2367-23S.  One of the DIMM slots has malfunctioned, leaving me one 333mhz 512mb RAM card.  This no longer works for me, and I purchased an OCZ 2GB SODIMM card (OCZ2M8002G) to upgrade the one working slot.
I heard there was a way to fix the T30 and make it recognize this much RAM.  Does anybody know? (I have upgraded the BIOS to 2.10 already).
P.S. I am getting the cold shoulder from both IBM and OCZ because IBM made the max RAM specification before 1GB RAM cards came out.  They choose to stick by this faulty spec, and I get left out in the rain.

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Noway max is max. buy yourself a 1gb and don't try to beat the system or lose it.

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Hi reisrui, yes it is odd. (It's not the first time I have seen this.)
According to you're manual on page 6, under Specifications. The manual say's you can run up to a Max speed of PC3200 400MHz, 1GB in slot one. In slot 2 you can run a Max of 1GB of PC2700 333MHz in slot 2. Every motherboard I have come across that can run two different speeds of memory. The system will reduce the Max speed to the lower MHz memory speed. If you currently are using 512MB PC3200 400MHz in slot 1 & add 1GB of PC3200 400MHz into slot 2 for a total of 1.5GB of memory. The motherboard will ruduce the total memory over all speed to PC2700 333MHz. Motherboards alway run at the lower memory speed if two different speeds are presant.
I can’t be 100% sure of the 1GB of PC3200 400MHz into slot 2, will run at all! Or if it will be reduce down to 333MHz. I am sure you can run 2GB of PC2700 333MHz, 1GB of memory per slot in you're board for a total of 2GB.

If I can help you further, feel free to post.
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