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Lenovo y580 RAM limited ?

2013-02-24, 6:00 AM
This laptop comes with 8gb, but I am only allowed to run 3gb max?? Any ideas? Is this normal haha
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Re: Lenovo y580 RAM limited ?

2013-02-24, 7:39 AM
Hi again
The needed information is indeed relavent since most laptops have a 64 bit processor and it is true for your case too. 32 bit os cannot utilize all the installed ram but 64 bit can. For utilizing the 8 gb, you will need to install win 7 6s bit.
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Re: Lenovo y580 RAM limited ?

2013-02-24, 6:14 AM
Hi bookzie
According to crucial and lenovo's hardware maintenence manual, the max ram is 8 gb
http://www.crucial.com/upgrade/Lenovo-memory/IdeaPad/IdeaPad+Y580-upgrades.html
http://www.google.co.in/url?q=http://download.lenovo.com/consumer/mobiles_pub/ideapad_y480_y580_hmm_1st_edition_mar_2012_english.pdf&sa=U&ei=y64pUeTMKszNrQe0vIHAAw&ved=0CC0QFjAA&usg=AFQjCNHiFgJeXxPvIeQ7VTCx_Q4EGF-bqw
However this thread might interest you
http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/IdeaPad-Y-U-V-Z-and-P-series/Y580-16GB-RAM-Support/td-p/811271
I checked compuram, it shows 16 gb
http://www.compuram.de/arbeitsspeicher,Lenovo,Notebook,Ideapad+-+Y-Serie,Y580.htm
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Re: Lenovo y580 RAM limited ?

2013-02-24, 6:25 AM

hey ishaan,

 

My computer says 8gb installed (2.91gb usable). I am certain I did not buy this laptop thinking it was 3gb RAM :(

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Re: Lenovo y580 RAM limited ?

2013-02-24, 7:05 AM
Hi
Sorry for not understanding you properly.
Can I know which os you are using and which architecture?(32 bit or 64 bit)
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Re: Lenovo y580 RAM limited ?

2013-02-24, 7:14 AM

I have windows 7 32 bit. I manually installed a microSSD but i dont think that's relevant to my problem :o!

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Re: Lenovo y580 RAM limited ?

2013-02-24, 7:39 AM
Hi again
The needed information is indeed relavent since most laptops have a 64 bit processor and it is true for your case too. 32 bit os cannot utilize all the installed ram but 64 bit can. For utilizing the 8 gb, you will need to install win 7 6s bit.
Hope this helps
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Re: Lenovo y580 RAM limited ?

2013-02-24, 20:06 PM
Ah I see! Thank you for your time and effort ishaan :)
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Re: Lenovo y580 RAM limited ?

2013-02-25, 3:06 AM
Your welcome bookzie :D
Pleade do post again if you face any problem.
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