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Palarmux
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Lenovo Ideapad y510p - memory upgrade

So since christmas is coming, I was thinking it would be cool to upgrade my 8gb RAm to 16gb Smiley Happy My question is: what kind of memy card I need to my lenovo ideapad y510p? and do I need to change my old memory card aswell if im buying new one?

 

Also is it easy to change those RAM cards ?

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Re: Lenovo Ideapad y510p - memory upgrade

They're RAM sticks, not cards, and they're fairly easy to change out. I would suggest looking for something in the 1866mhz speed, though I think you need lower voltage memory. So I'd get something 1.35v or lower.

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Palarmux
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Re: Lenovo Ideapad y510p - memory upgrade

Could you link me few models...? also do I have to change my current ram stick, if I buy new one? or can I keep my old and put new one in?

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Re: Lenovo Ideapad y510p - memory upgrade

Typically there are two 4gb sticks in your notebook if it originally came with 8gb in total. So that being the case, you'll need to completely change out your memory. Now, I see you're in Finland, but I can show you some different brands of memory any ways, and you can find them there if you want.

 

1600Mhz Models:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233587

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820220813

 

1866Mhz Models:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148729

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231732

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Re: Lenovo Ideapad y510p - memory upgrade

You will see little to no difference running 16GB of RAM unless you do some really RAM-heavy applications (games do not count unless you want to run multiple instances).

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Re: Lenovo Ideapad y510p - memory upgrade

Well.. It would also help if you tend to run a lot of background processes that use larger amounts of memory.

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Re: Lenovo Ideapad y510p - memory upgrade

Not exactly. It 'could' help if you really use such a big amount of processes and they actually take up so much of memory. I currently have 92 processes running with 53% or physical memory used and I'm not using all of the programs I usually use for work. As of now, 16GB of RAM is just a marketing trick to make people spend more money on things they don't actually need. Most people won't see any benefit of running 16GB of RAM. With the quality of PCs made nowadays and the exponential speed of their power, your computer will probably either brake down or become obsolete, before you reach a moment when this amount of RAM would actually be useful. It is inevitable that demand for more RAM will increase, but IMO 16GB as of now is overkill (unless you're actually a professional who actually needs it).

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Palarmux
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Re: Lenovo Ideapad y510p - memory upgrade

Thanks alot! are you sure that those 1866 mhz versions work in ideapad y510p?

 

now small offtopic question for everyone: 

 

http://www.verkkokauppa.com/fi/product/21944/dgktx/Kingston-HyperX-3K-120-GB-SSD-2-5-kovalevy

http://www.verkkokauppa.com/fi/product/3112/dmgrx/Kingston-SSDNow-mS200-120-GB-SSD-mSATA-kovalevy#ta... 

 

Does one of those or both, work if Ill change my current SSD ?

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Re: Lenovo Ideapad y510p - memory upgrade

The worst thing that can happen is that the memory will not work with full 1866MTs, but it will definitely work.

 

The first one is a 2,5" drive, so you'd have to replace your hard drive with it. The second one will work, but not as a cache. If you'd want to buy a SSD in mSATA form it's best to install OS on it. Kingston is not the best brand when it comes to SSD though. Check out Crucial, Samsung, Plextor. It would be a good idea to read some current reviews and comparisons of SSDs. Always keep the biggest priority on reliability.

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Re: Lenovo Ideapad y510p - memory upgrade


@sergioosh wrote:

Not exactly. It 'could' help if you really use such a big amount of processes and they actually take up so much of memory. I currently have 92 processes running with 53% or physical memory used and I'm not using all of the programs I usually use for work. As of now, 16GB of RAM is just a marketing trick to make people spend more money on things they don't actually need. Most people won't see any benefit of running 16GB of RAM. With the quality of PCs made nowadays and the exponential speed of their power, your computer will probably either brake down or become obsolete, before you reach a moment when this amount of RAM would actually be useful. It is inevitable that demand for more RAM will increase, but IMO 16GB as of now is overkill (unless you're actually a professional who actually needs it).


Someone once claimed Bill Gates said 640k of memory is all you will ever need. A decade ago much over 1GB seemed a bit rediculous, but times change and more is needed, you can't assume just because you don't need something, noone else will.

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