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Z500 ideapad RAM upgrade

Hi,

I have z500 ideapad with 6 GB ram,1TB HDD and i5 processor...could you please tell me till which memry system will support...shall I upgrade to 12 GB
8gb and 4 GB in two slots

Please advice

Thanks,
Rajesh
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Re: Z500 ideapad RAM upgrade

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hi Rajesh,

 

Welcome to the Forums.

 

From page 26 of the HMM, the Z500 can take up to:

 

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

 

A 12GB (8GB+4GB) upgrade is also feasible but if the machine came with 4GB (2GBx2), I would go for an 8GB(4GBx2) or 16GB (8GBx2) depending on your needs and workload.

 

More info:

Lenovo IdeaPad Z500 compatible upgrades - Crucial

Z500 Disassembly Guide (see FRU Videos)

 

Edit:

Added links

 

 

Regards



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What's DOS?
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Registered: ‎06-01-2015
Location: Bangalore
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Re: Z500 ideapad RAM upgrade

Hi,

Thanks for ur reply...
but my machine comes with two slots 4GB and 2GB

I would prefer to go for 8GB and 4GB...Is there any performance issue for
this?
(8GBx2) or 8GBx4GB) is more compatible to my device

Please suggest, then i can go ahead by updating this

Regards,
Rajesh

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Re: Z500 ideapad RAM upgrade


rajeshmangote wrote:
Hi,

Thanks for ur reply...
but my machine comes with two slots 4GB and 2GB

I would prefer to go for 8GB and 4GB...Is there any performance issue for
this?
(8GBx2) or 8GBx4GB) is more compatible to my device

Please suggest, then i can go ahead by updating this

Regards,
Rajesh


There is nothing wrong with your scheme. You're right the performance will be affected since the memory modules now will be operating in single channel instead of dual channel. So to be sure of having optimum performance for your upgrade use 2 x 8 GB ram modules or 2 x 4 GB modules. Here is a very good video explaining about the advantage.

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