04-06-2016 10:51 AM
I want to upgrade my RAM from 4 gb to 8 gb which RAM is compatible for me..at present i have SAMSUNG 4 gb RAM in my notebook..Is it necessary dat i should buy the RAM of SAMSUNG brand only and What should be the specifications of it will some one post the link of flipkart/amazon for the RAM that is exactly compatible for my notebook thanks in advance
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04-06-2016 12:11 PM
Hi sumanth2108 ,
Welcome to the Community Forums ,
Lenovo tested upgrade for your system listed on the hardware manual ( item 12 page 80).
Choosing a different brand suppose to work just fine but just to avoid any inconvience in terms of brand incompatibility , best to match what you currently have in terms of specifications but not necessary in brand.
Product specification for the memory :
16GB max / PC3-12800 1600MHz DDR3L, non-parity, dual-channel capable, two 204-pin SO-DIMM sockets
You can get additional 4 GB to upgrade (page 41) to 8GB total if you have 2 slots on your model.
Try to verify available slots and if a spare ram is available , there's no threat on testing it.
Max is 16 GB , so you can explore your options for future upgrade to combine or to match.
Similar discussion on this thread.
Hope this answered your query.
04-07-2016 06:35 AM
Hi sumanth2108 ,
But as fellow user enthusiast , as long as the specs is the same :
16GB max / PC3-12800 1600MHz DDR3L, non-parity, dual-channel capable, two 204-pin SO-DIMM sockets . Better having same brand for full compatibility in case you plan to get 2 pieces of 8GB .
Check for the reviews and brand certification saying that they certify it to run on this model.
From the hardware manual list , you can also match for the manufacturer part (ex . M471B1G73QH0-YK0 ) for preferred brands making sure that you get a PC3-12800 1600MHz DDR3L (1.35v Low Voltage Low Power) . As I buyer I check on return options too just in case .
Hope this answered your query and provided you enough information for your choice.
04-07-2016 06:29 PM - edited 04-07-2016 06:33 PM
I agree with Spidey. Memory is cheap and it's more reliable to get a matching pair as otherwise you may lose dual-channel which can slow bandwidth a bit.
The memory is pretty easy to replace, and there are plenty of YouTube videos too.