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iiSnewoNL
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Lenovo G40-80 upgrading RAM

Hello all,

 

Laptop: Lenovo G40-80

Processor: Intel Core i5 5200U @ 2.20GHz

RAM: 4,00GB Single-Channel DDR3 @ 1600MHz SODIMM


I just have a question: I want to upgrade my RAM to 8GB. I've read my PC specifications and it says that I have a DDR3 RAM. I've looked at other forum posts about the Lenovo G40-80 RAM upgrade but it they are talking about DDR3L RAM G40-80s. I've looked here: http://psref.lenovo.com/syspool/Sys/PDF/Lenovo%20Laptops/Lenovo%20G40/Lenovo_G40_Platform_Specificat... and there it does say DDR3L. I have a DDR3 :/. Anyways, my question is: Do I need to buy a DDR3 RAM or a DRR3L RAM? Because I'm confused.

Thanks in advance.


Greetings,


snewo


P.S. this is my first forum post. If I've done something wrong, I'm sorry about that!

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Re: Lenovo G40-80 upgrading RAM

Hi iiSnewoNL,

 

Welcome to the Community Forums.

 

Would you have the MTM / machine number of your laptop to verify the current RAM?

You may also get the part number of the assigned RAM and MTM here on the parts lookup page.

 

Checking with the OEM recommended RAM from the hardware manual page 77 showing low voltage RAM as also implied on the product specification sheet here:

 

G40-80 models: 16GB max / PC3-12800 1600MHz DDR3L, dual-channel capable, two 204-pin SO-DIMM sockets

 

Get a DDR3L (low voltage) memory stick. They work both on DDR3 and DDR3L systemboards but DDR3 ram do not guarantee that it would work on a DDR3L board.

 

Hope this helps answer your query.

 

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Re: Lenovo G40-80 upgrading RAM

Hello spidey101,

My MTM/ machine number is type 80E4 - Model 80E400DRNX

Anways, if you say I should get a DDR3L RAM then I'll do that. I was just so confused that my PC says DDR3 but the list say DDR3L. Pretty weird though.

Thanks!
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Re: Lenovo G40-80 upgrading RAM

Also! I've 4GB RAM now. Is it okay that I get another 4GB RAM to get 8GB? Also does the manufacture matters (like Samsung + Crucial for example)?
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Re: Lenovo G40-80 upgrading RAM

Hi iiSnewoNL,

 

With parts lookup of the MTM 80E400DRNX here does show you have Part number 11202706 SK HMT451S6BFR8A-PB 4GB DDR3L 1600 with 21 different substitutes available too.

 

Some tools reading DDR specification can at times be non detailed as the actual product specs of manufacturer but it is good that you tried checking it first with us here in our community as you did with the product sheet.

 

Please don't hesitate to visit our community at anytime.

 

Regards

 

** edit notes:

Yes, it is ideal to get similar Part number 11202706 SK HMT451S6BFR8A-PB 4GB DDR3L 1600.

Doesn't have to be same brand as long as you get the same specifications (low voltage DDR3L PC3-12800 1600MHz).

You can get another 4GB and even an 8GB also if you need more.

 



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Re: Lenovo G40-80 upgrading RAM

Alright! Thank you so much! You helped me out. Smiley Happy

Greetings,

snewo
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Re: Lenovo G40-80 upgrading RAM

Wait wait wait, DDR3 4GB RAM 1,35v also exist. Can I buy that? It has the same voltage as a DDR3L 4GB RAM

Links: http://amzn.to/2zXdQOF and http://bit.ly/2nnX19u
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nvm Smiley TongueP
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Re: Lenovo G40-80 upgrading RAM

Hello, I have the same laptop model and my RAM is currently running at 4GB. I am planning to upgrade my RAM to atleast 8GB. Does it work for you? Appreciate your reply in advance. 

 

Thank you, 

 

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Re: Lenovo G40-80 upgrading RAM

Hello Ritchel,

 

Yeah it worked perfectly. I went to a computer shop for assistance because I don't want my computer to be broken, haha. Turns out it was very easy to do. I didn't have to pay for the assistance of course. It's always smart to be careful and get help when you don't know how to do things.

 

Regards,

 

 

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