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Can I add RAM to my new Y900 Razer Edition?

2017-03-15, 19:26 PM

Hi all, I am not a PC builder so please forgive this basic question. 

 

I just bought a Y900 Razer Edition PC with 16GB of RAM.

 

Can I add more RAM on my own? If so, can I add another 48GB to acheive 64GB RAM?

 

I understand basically that you can buy the RAM sticks at places like Fry's Electronics near where I live. I do not know which ones to buy and if it is more complicated than just plugging them in.

 

Thank for helping.

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Re: Can I add RAM to my new Y900 Razer Edition?

2017-03-15, 20:44 PM

Depending on which version you have it will support up to 64gb DDR4 2133mhz RAM. However, the motherboard comes with 4 DIMMS (ram slots) and two of those are already populated by the 2-8gb Ram Modules that make up the 16gb of DDR4 that was installed at the factory.

 

To have 64gb of ram you would have to remove these 2 stock RAM Modules, and buy 4 new 16gb DDR4 Modules and install them.

 

Another way to go would be to leave the stock 16gb of DDR4 installed, and buy 2-16gb Modules of DDR4 to Populate the two empty DDR Ram Slots on the motherboard. This would give you 48gb of DDR4.

 

Or, you could buy and install 2 more 8gb DDR4 2133 mhz ram modules to have 32gb of ram total. This is still a LOT of ram and with DDR4 prices as high as they are right now might be the best/most economical solution.

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Re: Can I add RAM to my new Y900 Razer Edition?

2017-03-15, 20:47 PM

Hi Will, 

 

Welcome to Lenovo Community! And happy to have you here.

 

As I understand that you have query regarding Memory upgrade for Y900 RE & congrats :smileyhappy: on your new system.

Memory upgrade is possible which uses Memory type:PC4-17000 2133MHz DDR4, the system has four 288-pin UDIMM sockets.

MEMORY FRU's (source)

  • 03T7466 UDIMM,16G,DDR4,2133
  • 03T7467 UDIMM,8G,DDR4,2133

For replacement go through this HMM guide, page 29 or video guide  

 

I hope the above information helped you.

And feel free to post in Lenovo Community Forums if you have any further queries!

 
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Prabhansh
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Re: Can I add RAM to my new Y900 Razer Edition?

2017-03-15, 21:08 PM

Thank you for the response. This is the one I bought: 

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883795654

 

The specs on NewEgg say "Memory Capacity: 16 GB DDR4", but I know those 3rd party spec sheets are not always accurate. I will find out soon if I have the 2 open slots you mentioned.

 

I like your idea to "install 2 more 8gb DDR4 2133 mhz ram modules to have 32gb of ram total". I think 32GB is more than enough and it is not cheap.

 

Thanks again.

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Re: Can I add RAM to my new Y900 Razer Edition?

2017-03-15, 21:20 PM

Spec sheets from Lenovo are often wrong as well. I have a Y900-34ISZ that came with 2-8gb modules (16gb total) installed leaving me 2 ram slots available. I bought and installed 2 more 8gb dimms of GSkill DDR4 2133mhz ram in the remaining two slots. Rebooted and have 32gb of DDR4 functioning perfectly now. 32gb is a LOT of ram.

 

I am a little envious of your pretty green lights with the RAZR version.:smileyhappy: I bought from Lenovo Outlet and the picture there showed the green lights, but my computer arrived with the red lights. Red is ok, but I truly think the green is prettier.

 

Good luck to you, and please let us know how this turns out for you!  :  )

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Re: Can I add RAM to my new Y900 Razer Edition?

2017-03-15, 21:28 PM

Lenovo RAZR SPECS

 

Per Lenovo your system comes with 16gb DDR4 installed but supports a Maximum of 64gb DDR4.

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