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Lenovo Ideapad 320-15IKB Ram compatiblity

2018-10-13, 14:28 PM

Hi I currently have an Ideapad 320-15IKB 

I5-8250u

4gb 2133 ram

2TB 5400rpm

MX150 2gb

 

I just want to know when purchasing an additional ram for my laptop should I pair it with a 2133 or can I buy a 2400? because the technician at the shop told me that 2400mhz ram would be better because the 2133 soldered ram would follow the 2400 instead of the 2400 going to be a 2133 hopefully i make sense with my explanation. btw I am upgrading my ram because i am experiencing FPS drops with Dota 2.

 

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Re: Lenovo Ideapad 320-15IKB Ram compatiblity

2018-10-13, 22:49 PM

Hi iamtheboss32,

Welcome to the Community Forums.

Yes, you can use a RAM with 2400mhz however, it will downclock the speed to 2133mhz and it is not the other way around. Because if the soldered RAM is only 2133mhz that is the only limit and it cannot go up to 2400mhz. 

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Re: Lenovo Ideapad 320-15IKB Ram compatiblity

2018-10-14, 14:42 PM
Thanks for the info. Where can I find the full components of my laptop? I have already check the box and manual.
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Re: Lenovo Ideapad 320-15IKB Ram compatiblity

2018-10-14, 15:36 PM

Hello iamtheboss32, another helping hand here.

 

You can use our website: https://lnv.gy/2QRZ4N7 and enter the serial number of your laptop. For part numbers you can use this hardware maintenance manual: https://lnv.gy/2QRZ4N7

Hope this helps.

 

 

Mod's Edit: for transparency, shortened link above was converted to full URL.....

 

https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/300-series/320-15ikb/parts?Source=social_eservices&Medium=LITHIUM&Term=eServices_&Content=20181014_20181014223600&linkId=58174653

 

Hardware Maintenance Manual........

 

https://download.lenovo.com/consumer/mobiles_pub/ideapad320-15isk_320x-15isk_320-15ikb_320x-15ikb_320-15ikbtouch_hmm_201704.pdf

 

 



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Re: Lenovo Ideapad 320-15IKB Ram compatiblity

2019-08-21, 15:32 PM

Hi just reviving this post because I need your guys input. I have already upgraded my hard drive to an ssd now that i have enough funds for my ram and the price has already been back to normal. I have already been checking online what ram i am supposed to buy and saw some specs that I don't totally understand. CL codes and the volts with the ram i am scared that i might buy the right ram speed but the CL and voltage are not compatible with my laptop. I really don't understand what these means anyway here is the ram that i am planning to buy this weekend.

 

Kingston 

 

  • Specs: DDR4 , 2133MHz , Non-ECC , CL15 , 1.2V , Unbuffered

 

Gskill

 

  • Channel Config Single-channel
  • Capacity 8GB (8GBx1)
  • Tested Speed 2133MHz
  • CAS Latency 15-15-15-36
  • Voltage 1.20v

 

The price difference is quite significant. The Gskill is more expensive than the Kingston

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Re: Lenovo Ideapad 320-15IKB Ram compatiblity

2019-08-21, 16:53 PM

You need this specification: 

2133MHz DDR4 SO-DIMM


Reference: ideapad 320 (15'') Platform Specificationshttp://psref.lenovo.com/syspool%5CSys/PDF/Lenovo%20Laptops/ideapad%20320%20(15_),%20320%20(15_%20Touch)/ideapad_320_15ABR_AST_IAP_IKB_Touch_Platform_Specifications.pdf

 

 



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Re: Lenovo Ideapad 320-15IKB Ram compatiblity

2019-08-21, 17:56 PM

The CL numbers are actually according to the JEDEC standards. When you are running, like, a 2400MHz stick and your memory controller doesn't support more than 2133MHz, it will drop down to the 2133MHz spec. The same goes for the latency settings when the system doesn't support lower settings. Typically, laptops hold themselves on to the JEDEC standards, which every module (even those with XMP settings) also has in their storage and starts off with by default. Even if it supports, like, 2400MHz CL13, it will still choose the JEDEC normed 2133MHz CL14 standard in the case I mentioned. The CL numbers are not to worry about on a laptop as it will go according to the norm. As long as you are using DDR4-2400MHz SODIMMs like the previous poster said, you are fine.

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Re: Lenovo Ideapad 320-15IKB Ram compatiblity

2019-08-22, 2:44 AM
Thanks for the reply basically what I understood from it is that my ram choices are ok because the CL would just be adjusted accordingly by the laptop it is same as the ram speed 2400 is fine because the laptop would downclock it to my ram which is 2133 since it's the max speed accepted by my laptop. Also an additional question is it possible to unsolder the soldered ram?
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Re: Lenovo Ideapad 320-15IKB Ram compatiblity

2019-08-22, 11:52 AM

Since the chips themselves are soldered, I really doubt that. You would also need a soldering station to reliably do that. These are large and extremely expensive (talking about multiple thousands of dollars).

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Re: Lenovo Ideapad 320-15IKB Ram compatiblity

2019-08-22, 12:24 PM

Thanks guys for everything. Just a quick summary regarding my solution.

 

I can buy any RAM with equal or greater ram speed than my laptop since the board/laptop would automatically adjust it to 2133mhz.

RAM CL class and Voltage won't be a big factor since it would also be adjusted by the laptops itself. 

The only thing that i should worry about is my funds and the size of the ram that i ll be purchasing.

Desoldering the ram is not a viable option since it would be more expensive than the laptop itself. 

 

Correct me if I am wrong with this summary 

 

 

Also would this void my warranty if I alone installs the component? 

 

 

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