02-20-2019 06:28 AM - edited 02-20-2019 06:29 AM
Dear Forum members!
I recently bought my LENOVO IdeaPad 330-15ICH (81FK00BRHV) with 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, and a GTX 1050 4GB and I wondered if I can upgrade my RAM to 16GB (thats the max capacity). So I went after the case and I found some confusing information. Some of these 330-15ICH laptops came with 4GB built-in memory with an other DIMM socket and some without onboard memory but only DIMM.
Can I check it somewhere if I can get it upgraded to the maximum 16GB or if I have 4GB onboard and 4GB DIMM inside?
Of course I could just check it myself but if I remove the casing, I'll just lose my warranty.
Thanks for any answer
02-20-2019 07:27 AM
Welcome to the Community Forums.
Generally, upgrades that require opening the base cover should now void the warranty as long as nothing gets broken during and after the process. This may apply also regionally so best to call in technical support in your location.
If you check the hardware manual here in page 27 " Less than 16 GB: SODIMM × 1, On Board × 1". So 12 GB max is expected to those machine that have 4GB soldered onboard just like yours.
You have motherboard PN 5B20R46729 (MBL81FK I58300H V4G D4G NOK) with 4GB soldered ram as shown in the description and image below. You also have PN 01AG836 4GB DDR4 2666 SoDIMM on the single slot which you can replace with an 8GB DDR4 ram to max it to 12GB.
I hope this helps answer your query.
04-02-2019 11:25 AM - edited 04-02-2019 11:26 AM
By the way I have just put a 16GB stick in my Ideapad 330-15ICH without a problem both the 4GB onboard and 16GB stick appear and work. The exact model of the stick I used is "Hynix HMA82GS6AFR8N-UH 16GB DDR4-2400 SODIMM"
04-02-2019 12:19 PM
Thanks for sharing your upgrade as it shows possible to reach beyond OEM specification to run in 20GB ram without any issue.
Please don't hesitate on sharing your experience among the topics we have in the Community as it would surely give others further options for their machines.