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Compatible memory with LENOVO 36D9 (U3E1) motherboard

2020-05-30, 19:36 PM


I have a desktop pc with mother board LENOVO 36D9 (U3E1). Having trouble figuring out what kind of RAM memory would work with the motherboard.

Currently have 8GB DDR4 memory, with speed 1200MHz. Found a few new memory types to install into the free memory slot.

Could you help me figure out if:

1. DDR4 is what I should go for?

2. Frequency does not really matter, correct? say ~1600Mhz would work fine?

3. Which one of "DIMM 288-pin, and SO DIMM 260-pin should I have?

Thank you in advance for your assistance!

// mege


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Re:Compatible memory with LENOVO 36D9 (U3E1) motherboard

2020-06-05, 10:50 AM



Welcome to the Lenovo forum community!


Your desktop supports up to 32 Gb of memory, and the modules you need is DIMM DDR4-2666 or DDR4-2400. SODIMM is for laptops so dont think about those.


Currently your device should have 1 DIMM installed with the size of 8GB, so adding another 8GB is the optimal choice, since it should be able to use dual mode memory access.


Another option is to buy 2x 16GB and install those instead of the 8GB module.


If installing an extra module, of 8GB the new module will run at the speed of the slowest one, which i suspect is the one already installed at 2400 (1200 MHz)

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