11-20-2016 06:02 PM - last edited on 11-21-2016 07:29 AM by Majestic
I have a Lenovo V310-15ISK - Type 80SY00RTYA - Serial Number: ********
I want to add 8GB ram memory. Are the following DDR4 2166MHz ram memory compatible with my laptop:
1) Silicon Power 1.2V SP008GBSFU213N02
2) Kingston 1.2V KCP421SD8/8
3) Kingston 1.2V KVR21S15D8/8
Are there any restrictions in terms of voltage and consumption (power - watt) when choosing RAM for V310-15isk?
Which is better and why?
Can BIOS update to provide addition of 16gb instead 8gb?
Thank you for your answer.
Mod's Edit: Serial number removed from public view to protect owner from its unwanted use.
11-20-2016 08:00 PM - edited 11-21-2016 06:25 AM
You can look up specs similar to your machine at psref.lenovo.com.
I can find a V110 and V510
Core i5-6200U up to 16GB max ddr4-2133.
4GB Soldered + 1 memory socket.
You could check www.crucial.com for ideas.
They show ddr4-2400,ddr4-2133, up to 16GB. This would imply you can have 4GB SOC+16GB for a total of 20GB. This would be outside of Lenovo specs.
Your BIOS will probably only accept 8GB addition.
11-21-2016 03:48 PM
Thank you for your efforts to help me. I see that Crucial propose 16gb, but I'm afraid that does not do any harm. Has anyone experience with adding more ram memory than what is declared?
11-21-2016 06:18 PM - edited 11-21-2016 06:24 PM
On various memories and specs, users have gone outside of Lenovo specs and it worked [various machines in general, nothing specific to your machine. Others used max specs from Intel and got very frustrated]. Others have seen failures and BIOS boot failure.
If you can take your machine from 4GB to 12GB total, your should be pleased. Crucial did not state max specs for your machine...humm. At times, Cruical does post wrong specs, but this is rare.
I wont get into 2166 vs 2133. pc-xxx0000 , cl=10, cl=11, downspeeding etc.
Certain websites,ie kingston,corsair and other are shallow on specs as it relates to your machine. Finding kinda specs for your machine was not easy. 15 websites and 15 translations.
If you want a official answer, try www.intel.com. Somewhere on that site is "certified to work" memory modules for your processor, and a part number list. If your find a 16gb memory stick, let me know. It may be there....but... will your machine run with it.
Lenovo seems to offer 4GB SOC, 4GB in 1 socket more, total of 8GB, not the 12GB total your desire.
11-22-2016 04:58 PM
Crucial and Kingston official site shows me max 16gb ddr4 2133mhz memory module for my V310-15isk laptop.
From the other side, when I search specification of my i5-6200u processor and hm170 mobile chipset on official Intel site, I find 32gb as max supported. Therefore, official Lenovo limit (4gb soldered and max 8gb in the slot) confuses me.
Other that interests me, is the Silicon Power brand good enough for my laptop? I don't have any experience with memory modules from Silicon Power.