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02-06-2010

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Lenovo Y580 Warranty and Upgrades

2012-09-28, 5:47 AM

Good afternoon all!

 

Before I start, I just want to say how much I love Lenovo laptops. I've had the Ideapad Y330, Thinkpad SL410 and now the Lenovo Ideapad Y580. I've never exprienced any problem with them except for the overheating issues which is usually caused by dust in the fan and heatsink. In between all the Lenovos I had a HP G42 and Dell Latitude and both of them left a pretty deep hole in my pocket in terms of repairs so I sold them both and got this Lenovo Ideapad Y580 instead and I LOVE IT. :)

 

Now moving on to my question, I am seeking on upgrading the following on my Lenovo Ideapad Y580.

 

1. Memory - Mine currently has the 8GB DDR3 1600mhz and I want to upgrade to 16GB DDR3 1600mhz and I have only 2 choices, either I get the Corsair Vengeance 16GB 2x8GB DDR3 1600mhz SODIMM or the cheaper G.Skill 2x8GB DDR3 1600mhz SODIMM. Anyone who has upgraded to any of these? The reason why I need this upgrade badly is because I use my laptop mainly for video (Adobe Premiere, AE, etc). Thoughts or suggestions? :)

 

2. Hard Drive - I'm looking into purchasing an Intel 330 SSD 240GB for my laptop. My main question is, does the Lenovo Y580 have the mSATA slot of mSATA SSDs so that I can keep my 1TB Hard Drive while having my whole system run on msata SSD? :)

 

3 Warranty - Okay. I've learned so much (too much actually) from the past and I am serious about getting a 3 year extended or accidental damage warranty. I've called up Lenovo already regarding this and all they said is go to the service center (which is in Singapore and I live here in the Philippines. :|). Any idea how much this would cost and is there a warranty plan that covers the battery as well? :)

 

I think it's been 2 or 3 years since I last posted in this forum and it feels good to be back! :)

 

Thanks guys and I look forward to your thoughts and suggestions. :)

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09-28-2012

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Re: Lenovo Y580 Warranty and Upgrades

2012-09-28, 11:12 AM

I am also looking for similar options ! From what i gather about the memory is that the system does not support more than 8 GB. "From the crucial website:

Memory Type: DDR3 PC3-12800, DDR3 (non-ECC)
Maximum Memory: 8GB
Slots: 2
Each memory slot can hold DDR3 PC3-12800 with a maximum of 4GB per slot.*"

Would be glad to know if there are options to upgrade to 16GB

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Re: Lenovo Y580 Warranty and Upgrades

2012-09-29, 7:55 AM
I'm one hundred percent sure that a 16GB Kit is compatible. It's just the matter of choosing the brand. I'm just wondering if the brand matters (Corsair, Gskill or Crucial) when it comes to performance. :)
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12-09-2012

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Re: Lenovo Y580 Warranty and Upgrades

2012-12-27, 9:29 AM

I have the same question... Did you finally upgrade the RAM to 16gb??? I would love to upgrade mine but the Lenovo website does not recommend an upgrade.... Would love it if its possible..

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08-28-2011

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Re: Lenovo Y580 Warranty and Upgrades

2012-12-27, 12:59 PM

Hi Rossy,

 

CompuRam says regarding IdeaPad Y580 memory upgrade:

"This system can be upgraded to max. 16GB memory, there are 2 memory slots....

http://www.compuram.de/en/memory,Lenovo,Notebook,Ideapad+-+Y-Serie,Y580.htm

 

Zehn

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