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Lenovo Z510! ABOUT RAM

I have a Lenovo IdeaPad Z510. I got it around 3 years ago, and this year, I realized that it has been running quite slow, or slower than usual. Whenever I open a chrome tab, it would take around a minute to set it up and would lag a little when I open up multiple tabs. 


This is the specs of my computer.


So, I was wondering, if I were to add more ram to my computer, would it fix this problem? Would my computer speed up and will respond/act faster? I know that I have 4 GB DDR3 right now, 2 GB that is shared with the graphics card and my task manager says that I have only used 1 out of 4 slots. Does this mean that I have another 3 empty slots that can be filled with ram? Also, is there a maximum amount of ram my computer can handle? I have seen some people ask about it but have no idea about it. 

So, my real question, would it be possible to add 8 GB of ram? This means that I would have a total of 12 GB ram, and would most likely have 4GB, 4GB, 4GB of ram, 3 slots taken out of 4. If I have 4 slots. But if I have 2 slots, then could I add an 8GB ram, and would have 4GB and 8GB, still totaling up to 12GB?

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Re: Lenovo Z510! ABOUT RAM

Hi fwachee,


Welcome to the COmmunity Forums.


Yes you can add 8GB ram to your current 4GB for a total of 12 GB.


As per specification from your hardware manual (page 27):

 DDR3-1600/1333MHz SODIMM × 2 (max 16 GB)


Two slot are physically available if you would open it up for confirmation as shown below.


z510 ram.JPG


This would definitely improve speed and memory utilization of your machine specially with multiple browser and virtual machine apps.


Hope this help answer your query.




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