01-13-2018 10:04 AM - edited 01-13-2018 10:19 AM
Recently I bought the Lenovo IdeaPad 310-15isk 80SM01MAUK 4GB RAM i3 6006U 1TB HDD from Amazon for £299.00 (https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B076DFMKB2/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1). I was thinking if I can upgrade the RAM of this laptop to 20 GB DDR4 2133 MT/s as crucial suggests here: http://uk.crucial.com/gbr/en/compatible-upgrade-for/Lenovo/ideapad-310-%2815-inch%29. Also, on the Lenovo Solution Center application it also says the maximum RAM for my laptop is 20GB.
Is that correct? Please help me.
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01-13-2018 12:37 PM
According to platform specification, your laptop supports up to 12GB RAM.
Moreover someone asked the same question about a year ago.
01-13-2018 01:59 PM - edited 01-13-2018 02:03 PM
Your laptop have single slot for memory module. You can install 8GB module to increase total memory to 12GB. Some people said, that you can use any 8GB DDR4 module, but it's always advised to buy a module, which will match frequency/timmings of soldered RAM. You can use HWiNFO to get these information.
Please refer to user manual to learn how to install memory module.
01-13-2018 07:06 PM - edited 01-13-2018 07:09 PM
I have 1 of 4 slots.
I suspect that you are reading that on a Windows 10 panel ("Task Monitor" or "Resource Monitor" perhaps). Be aware that that is telling you what the motherboard chipset is capable of supporting. It does not tell you how many slots are installed in your system. I believe that the 4GB soldered + one free memory slot is correct for your system.
The other point concerns what will fit in the slot. The specifications and "Hardware Maintenance Manual" tell you what Lenovo tested in your system. If Crucial claim that a 16GB memory module will work in your system, then buy the recommended memory module from Crucial, as they offer a money-back guarantee if it turns out not to work.
Buying a 16GB memory module from a different supplier may be cheaper, but it represents a risk, as if the memory module does not work, that supplier may refuse to take it back for a refund (or he may charge you a restocking fee).
-- from CyberSimian in the UK