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giacomo86
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G50-70 59421783 upgrade with SSD 250 GB and to 8GB RAM

Hi, i would like to buy G50-70 59421783 ( Intel Core i5 4210U (1.70/2.70GHz, 2MB L3)
HD 1TB SATA - RAM 4GB - Display 15,6" wide
Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n - Bluetooth 4.0 - Windows 8.1 64-bit
Graphic card AMD Radeon R5 M230 2GB ) and so I'll become a LENOVO user!!! Smiley Very Happy

Is possible to upgrade it adding more RAM  ? Is there another slot available?

Is also possible to replace the HDD with SSD 250 Gb (MZ-7TE250BW 840 EVO) ? Is there any issue related (e.g. connector, driver, size ... )? I red the MZ-7TE250BW 840 EVO is 2,5" : is it perfectly suitable  ?

Many thanks in advance for the answer.

Cheers,

Giacomo 

 

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Re: G50-70 59421783 upgrade with SSD 250 GB and to 8GB RAM

hi Giacomo,

 

Welcome to the Lenovo Forums

 

Regarding your questions:

1. Looking at page 28 of the HMM, the G50-70 uses the following RAM:

 

DDR3L-1,600 MHz SODIMM × 2 (max 16 GB)

Link to picture

 

For the upgrade, you will need to look under the hood to identify if you have 2GB (x2), or a single 4GB.stick. Alternatively, you can also use CPU-Z for the identification.

Link to picture

 

2. For the HDD,  G50-70 with machine type 59421783 uses an ST1000LM024 8G 9.5mm 5.4K 1TB HDD.

 

Although the Samsung MZ-7TE250BW 840 EVO is 7mm thick, it will still fit on the G50-70 and should work properly as there's a bracket that holds the drive in place (see page 37-38 of the HMM).

 

 

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Re: G50-70 59421783 upgrade with SSD 250 GB and to 8GB RAM

Thank you very much! 

What are the charateristics of the hard disk of the Flex 15 instead ? I found an offer on it, it has already 8GB RAM, so it would be more convinent for me . The machine type should be 59419251 (Core i7-4500U 1,8GHz+15,6 +8GB+500+GeForce 820M+2GB+Windows 8.1) .

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Re: G50-70 59421783 upgrade with SSD 250 GB and to 8GB RAM

hi giacomo86,

 

I'm unable to see the details on the Flex 15 with a machine type of 59419251 but in general, the Flex 15 uses a 7mm HDD/SSHD.

 

Link to picture (see page 68 of the HMM)

 

If you're planning to upgrade to an SSD, the Samsung MZ-7TE250BW 840 EVO will be a perfect fit.

 

 

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Re: G50-70 59421783 upgrade with SSD 250 GB and to 8GB RAM

Finally I bought  Z50-70 59426487 , since the Flex's offer has exipered very fast.

It comes with 4GB ram and I would like to upgrade it with a another module of 4Gb or 8Gb. In the manual:

 

http://download.lenovo.com/consumer/mobiles_pub/lenovo_g_z_50_series_hmm.pdf

 

I found it is a RAM: DDR3L, 1600MT/s , but at page 77 I find hard to understand which is the right module because is a common list for different laptop models.

 

Which charateristics should it have to be compatible with my Z50-70? thanks

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Re: G50-70 59421783 upgrade with SSD 250 GB and to 8GB RAM

hi giacomo86,

 

The list of memory modules on page 77 of the HMM are the ones that are tested to be compatible with the Z50-70.

 

As an alternative to the said list, you can also use other brands of memory modules (eg. Corsair, Kingston, etc.) as long as it's a DDR3L (1.35v) 1600MT/s SODIMM.

 

In addition, if you're planning to go for 8GB or max it out to 16GB. it's ideal that you purchase two identical RAM for best dual channel compatibility.

 

 

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Re: G50-70 59421783 upgrade with SSD 250 GB and to 8GB RAM

can i use other brands with 2.5" size?

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Re: G50-70 59421783 upgrade with SSD 250 GB and to 8GB RAM

Will Lenovo G50-70 support this SSD

Kingston SSDNow A400 240GB Internal Solid State Drive (SA400S37/240GIN) 

It's on Amazon.

 

 

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