07-25-2018 05:06 AM
Hi can anyone tell me what possible upgrades are available for the Y520 I5 ?
What is possible such as RAM / HDD/ SSD
Ive read in manual it can take upto 32g ram is this proven ?
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07-25-2018 06:05 AM
The Y520 uses standard SO-DIMMS for memory, 2.5" SATA drive and m.2 SSD for storage.
All of them can be upgraded or replaced, but none of them are considered customer replaceable due to construction of the device.
Please refer to the hardware maintenance manual linked below.
07-25-2018 06:58 AM
(1) You have 2 memory sockets, which can hold 2 16GB sticks.
(2) HDD spinner slot
(3) PCI/E M.2 2280 slot. Check parts list in HMM for OEM FRU.
Machine videos: Locate your Y520 in list.
Note: no M.2 2280 video, but install is shown in HMM.
07-25-2018 06:52 PM
If it's out of warranty you can do it yourself if you follow the hardware maintenance manual.
If you don't trust your skills you could contact any PC tech and they should help you.
However, if it's still on warranty you'd better go via Lenovo.
07-26-2018 12:06 AM
No problem at all.
Out of curiosity- what is your current configuration?
Unless you don't have an m.2 SSD I wouldn't recommend going through the hassle of having it upgraded.