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JJFletcher
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Lenovo Legion Y520 upgrade

Hello ,

 

I have a Lenovo Legion Y520 and it has 16GB Ram - is this laptop's Ram upgradable?

 

Best Regards,

 

John

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Re: Lenovo Legion Y520 upgrade

Hi JJFletcher , 

 

Welcome to the Community Forums.

 

Lenovo Legion Y520-15IKBN Platform Specifications

32GB max / DDR4 2133MHz, two 260-pin SO-DIMM sockets 

 

Page 26 of the hardware manual indicates :  DDR4-2400 MHz, SODIMM × 2 (max 32 GB)

Page 40 on procedure guidelines , FRU listed parts on page 66 item 13 

 

Hope this help answer your query.

 

Regards



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Message 3 of 18

Re: Lenovo Legion Y520 upgrade

Yes, you can upgrade your laptop. But y520 got only 2 slots for RAM memory. And it seems to me that in your laptop installe 2x8GB. So you need to buy 2x16GB memory

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Message 4 of 18

Re: Lenovo Legion Y520 upgrade

hellow,

i saw that u answer about upgrade the ram in Lenovo Legion Y520-15IKBN,

i want to buy this computer but i'm not sure that can to upgrade the ram to 32GB.

are you sure it can upgrade?

 

because them write only up for 16GB in here:

http://www3.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/ideapad/lenovo-legion-y-series-laptops/Lenovo-Y520-15IKBN/p/88G...

 

please if you can answer me.

thank you

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Re: Lenovo Legion Y520 upgrade

Yes, this laptop does support 32GB RAM. This has been tested by some forum users by putting in 2X16GB

 

I dont have anything more than 8GB RAM stick right now, so I cannot test this. Thanks.

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Message 6 of 18

Re: Lenovo Legion Y520 upgrade

So Y520 only have 2 slots, with 1 default 4gb. so when I buy another 4gb does that make me have 8gb ram? and whats the name of the brand of the compatible product i should i buy?

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Re: Lenovo Legion Y520 upgrade

8gb of RAM will be not enough. With big games laptop used up to 12gb of RAM. So pertfectly wiil be enough 16gb.

Manufacturer supplies this laptop with such RAM -

DDR4 2400 4GB_Samsung 01FR300

DDR4 2400 4GB_SK hynix 01AG708

DDR4 2400 4GB_Ramaxel 01AG701

DDR4 2400 4GB_Micron 01AG709

DDR4 2400 8GB_Samsung 01FR301

DDR4 2400 8GB_SK hynix 01AG711

DDR4 2400 8GB_Ramaxel 01AG702

DDR4 2400 8GB_Micron 01AG712

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Message 8 of 18

Re: Lenovo Legion Y520 upgrade

Thank you so much for the advice, i think ill be buying 8gb for now and earn for the other 8gb.. but in this instance id be having one 4gb and one 8gb does that make it 12gb in total memory?

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Re: Lenovo Legion Y520 upgrade

Hi iMole

 

As for now, 12GB ram is more than enough and I say this after extensive testing on ultra textures and settings.

 

The only game I see using a lot of ram is Deus Ex:MD , it uses up to 11gb on ultra.

 

Also, if your GPU is not strong enough you will probably never be able to switch to such high textures while maintaining 60fps, which makes even more sense to keep 12gb ram.

 

For gaming, anything between 12-16gb is more than enough for another couple of years to play on high/ultra @1080p

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Message 10 of 18

Re: Lenovo Legion Y520 upgrade

Omg thank you so much you save me some time browsing different forums

 

I have gtx 1050 i think it'll do fine? Im more into MMORPG type of games. And yes, im buying the 8gb ram so I'll be running 12gb memory. 

 

My only concerns are right brand or compability?

The 3 essentials that needed to be same as the first one ram.

Speed?

Voltage?

.....

 

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