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Legion 5P 15IMH05 Compatibility Questions

2020-07-29, 11:35 AM

Hi,

 

I have recently bought Legion 5Pi (5P 15IMH05) Type 82AY, that uses LNVNB161216 motherboard.

 

I checked the installed RAM, and it comes with Samsung M471A1K43DB1-CWE DDR4 3200 MHz.

It also comes with WDC PC SN730 512 GB PCIe NVMe SSD

 

I am planning to upgrade both my RAM and my SSD.

 

I would like to ask :

  1. Is the installed RAM removable, or soldered? I am planning to buy Crucial Ballistix 32GB (2 x 16GB) 260-Pin DDR4 SO-DIMM DDR4 3200 Model BL2K16G32C16S4B and install this on the two RAM slots. Can I remove the currently installed RAM and put these two 16GB RAMs?
  2. I am also planning to add a 1TB m.2 SSD (SAMSUNG 970 EVO M.2 2280 1TB MZ-V7E1T0BW), and use this as my main drive since this is faster compared to the installed one. Does the motherboard support two m.2 NVMe SSD drives?

 

I have been researching for a few days now, and I can't find a definitive answer to my questions, as several websites is showing contradictory information.

 

I appreciate any information anyone can provide, or even just a link to a technical product manual, as I can't find any.

 

Thanks!

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Re:Legion 5P 15IMH05 Compatibility Questions

2020-07-29, 12:20 PM

Hello there greyrik,

 

Welcome to the Community Forums.

 

The Legion 5P 15IMH05 MT: 82AY, Model: 82AY0019PH has these memory configurations:

 

Memory: 32GB max offering / 2933MHz DDR4, dual-channel capable, two DDR4 SO-DIMM sockets.

 

So there is 2 available SO-DIMM sockets on the motherboard as far as the documentations goes.

The 8GB that is already in the device is : 1x 8GB SO-DIMM DDR4-2933

In most cases the 1 module that is in a laptop will be soldered however. This should be easy to figure out when you open the laptop up and check. I do not believe the ram already present in the laptop is replaceable. I can also not find it as a physical removable thing on the block diagram.

 

As fast as storage support goes, I found one piece of documentations that says it's supports:

 

Storage:

PCIe SSD (Supports 2 SSD): 128GB / 256GB / 512GB / 1TB  

Hybrid Storage: 1T 5400&7200RPM + SSD / 2x SSD non-Raid

 

While another states:

 

Up to 2 drives: 

● M.2 2280 SSD / PCIe NVMe, PCIe 3.0 x 4 

● M.2 2242 SSD / PCIe NVMe, PCIe 3.0 x 4

So looks like you are good to go on the SSD PCIe NVMe part at least.

 

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Hope this helps!

 

Regards

 

Voithos



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Re:Legion 5P 15IMH05 Compatibility Questions

2020-07-29, 12:20 PM

Hello there greyrik,

 

Welcome to the Community Forums.

 

The Legion 5P 15IMH05 MT: 82AY, Model: 82AY0019PH has these memory configurations:

 

Memory: 32GB max offering / 2933MHz DDR4, dual-channel capable, two DDR4 SO-DIMM sockets.

 

So there is 2 available SO-DIMM sockets on the motherboard as far as the documentations goes.

The 8GB that is already in the device is : 1x 8GB SO-DIMM DDR4-2933

In most cases the 1 module that is in a laptop will be soldered however. This should be easy to figure out when you open the laptop up and check. I do not believe the ram already present in the laptop is replaceable. I can also not find it as a physical removable thing on the block diagram.

 

As fast as storage support goes, I found one piece of documentations that says it's supports:

 

Storage:

PCIe SSD (Supports 2 SSD): 128GB / 256GB / 512GB / 1TB  

Hybrid Storage: 1T 5400&7200RPM + SSD / 2x SSD non-Raid

 

While another states:

 

Up to 2 drives: 

● M.2 2280 SSD / PCIe NVMe, PCIe 3.0 x 4 

● M.2 2242 SSD / PCIe NVMe, PCIe 3.0 x 4

So looks like you are good to go on the SSD PCIe NVMe part at least.

 

 

Hope this helps!

 

Regards

 

Voithos



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Re:Legion 5P 15IMH05 Compatibility Questions

2020-07-29, 12:29 PM
Thanks for the quick reply! As for the SSD, I have a clarification question, does it support two m.2 2280 or one 2280 + one 2242? I am hoping that it supports two 2280, so I can install the Samsung Evo SSD, clone my current Western Digital, swap the two, then delete/reformat the Western Digital SSD.
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Re:Legion 5P 15IMH05 Compatibility Questions

2020-07-29, 12:31 PM

@ greyrik wrote:
 

Thanks for the quick reply!As for the SSD, I have a clarification question, does it support two m.2 2280 or one 2280 + one 2242? I am hoping that it supports two 2280, so I can install the Samsung Evo SSD, clone my current Western Digital, swap the two, then delete/reformat the Western Digital SSD.

 

 

You can run two of the same. It's just that it supports both models I would believe. They both run on the same PCIe connection, so that would make sense.

 

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Re:Legion 5P 15IMH05 Compatibility Questions

2020-07-29, 13:18 PM

Hello again.

 

In regards to the RAM, when I think about it, since I could not find the 8GB soldered on the block diagram, you might find the 8GB module to be occupying one of the two SO-DIMM slots. I think this is the most likely case.

 

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Re:Legion 5P 15IMH05 Compatibility Questions

2020-07-29, 21:48 PM
Thank you!! Sorry, took a while to reply back. As a new user, reply frequency restrictions prevented me from replying immediately. Regarding the RAM, since it supports a max 32GB, I think that there's a really good chance that the RAM is not soldered, otherwise, coming from one 8GB RAM, it will be prohibitive to maximize the RAM. Well, i guess i have to open it up to confirm. By the way, does opening up the unit for such upgrades void the warranty? I appreciate your response. Thank you very much :)
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2020-07-30, 9:38 AM

@ greyrik wrote:
 

Thank you!!Sorry, took a while to reply back. As a new user, reply frequency restrictions prevented me from replying immediately. Regarding the RAM, since it supports a max 32GB, I think that there's a really good chance that the RAM is not soldered, otherwise, coming from one 8GB RAM, it will be prohibitive to maximize the RAM. Well, i guess i have to open it up to confirm. By the way, does opening up the unit for such upgrades void the warranty? I appreciate your response. Thank you very much :)

 

We probably posted at the same time as that is also the thought I got in my head when rethinking the situation.

 

@ Voithos wrote:
 

 

Hello again.

 

In regards to the RAM, when I think about it, since I could not find the 8GB soldered on the block diagram, you might find the 8GB module to be occupying one of the two SO-DIMM slots. I think this is the most likely case.

 

Regards

 

Voithos

 

 

 

Regarding opening up the unit to have a look, I do not believe this will void the warranty, but it would be best to contact Lenovo Support directly for your country just to be 100% sure.

 

Replacing RAM on laptops should not void the warranty as they are more often then not classified as CRU (Customer Replaceable Units) , however,  

 

the Memory in your device is classified as FRU(Field Replacement Units).

 

FRU components can void the warranty as they are components that require a bit more know how. Usually performed through Lenovo service - depot, onsite, carry in repair at a service provider, or through authorized self maintainers. 

 

Regards

 

Voithos



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Re:Legion 5P 15IMH05 Compatibility Questions

2020-08-02, 13:59 PM

How RAMs are working? Is it fine? re they working at 2933mhz or 2666mhz?

Somebody posted that 32GB will work at 2666, not 2933 :(

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Re:Legion 5P 15IMH05 Compatibility Questions

2020-10-30, 19:57 PM

Hi Guys

I want to upgrade my Lenovo 5pi RAM to 64 GB

is it possible ?

Some people said the Legion 5pi  RAM slot cat support up to 32 GB ?

I know the documentation recommend 32 GB but i need more than that

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Re:Legion 5P 15IMH05 Compatibility Questions

2020-10-31, 10:31 AM

RAM 8/16/32  

Does that mean that I can put 2*32 GB ?

 

I want to know the max support PER SLOT !!

Thank you

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