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Ideapad 320s 14" - What is the Maximum Usable Ram?



I understand that the specifications on this site say that the 14" Ideapad 320s comes with 4GB of RAM soldered on the motherboard and 4GB of RAM in a DDR4 slot. My question is, can a 16GB DDR4 RAM card be inserted into the DDR4 slot on the motherboard? If not, can you explain why, for a reason other than it is what the specifications say? Just because the laptop isn't sold with more than 8GB of RAM doesn't necessarily mean that it is the maximum RAM that this machine can hold. 64-bit machines running Windows 10 Pro can support up to 512 GBs of RAM, unless there is a BIOS limitation. Thanks.

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Re: Ideapad 320s 14" - What is the Maximum Usable Ram?

Hi UserOfPCs,


Welcome to the Community Forums.


Similar to most suggestions of RAM resellers like Crucial, they would suggest to "*Not to exceed manufacturer supported memory".


Each OEM have recommended functional max capacity which for the ideapad 320S (14'') is 8GB max / 2133MHz DDR4, one DDR4 SO-DIMM socket (4GB soldered onboard and one slot for the suggested 4GB). Factors that can limit here is the OEM BIOS, chipset, CPU etc. 


With a community forums such as ours here, we can have folks that usually have spare to try it first and had no issues as seen with other models but I was not able to see any post yet for ram upgrade more than 8GB yetfor the 320s. Maybe 16GB RAM is pricy enough to have others to test with with an Ideapad 320s 14" at the moment.


Hope this helps answer your query and more if we can have fellow members share their experiences too.

Until then, best to stay with the certified OEM specs at the moment.




Edit update:

Fellow WilliamRA  had 16GB PC4-2666  Ballistix module from Crucial on his model 81BN which he claim to work ok so there is a possibility although not OEM recommended on the post here (Message 9 of 10)

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