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em17
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Lenovo Yoga 500-14IBD Upgrade RAM

Hi everyone! 

 

I am trying to upgrade my yoga 500-14IBD 's RAM from the pre-installed 4gb RAM to a new 8gb RAM(Corsair CMXS8GX3M1A1600C10 8GB Vengeance 1600MHz CL10 DDR3 - link). 

 

However, when I turn my laptop on it makes 3 short beeps followed by 3 short beeps followed by 1 short beep. I've looked it up and I think it means that there is a ram/motherboard issue, however I thought my new RAM is compatible. I have tried re-inserting it and that hasn't changed anything. Additionally, I have re-inserted my old RAM and my laptop works as usual.

 

Any help would be really appreciated!

 

Thank you!

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Re: Lenovo Yoga 500-14IBD Upgrade RAM

Hello and welcome,

 

I'm having a hard time finding the base spec for your laptop, but everything I see online says that you need DDR3L (1.35V) RAM.  The RAM you linked is DDR3 (1.5V).  That's likely the problem.

 

Z.


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em17
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Re: Lenovo Yoga 500-14IBD Upgrade RAM

Hi!

 

Thank you for your response!

 

I hadn't noticed that, thanks for spotting it.

 

I have ordered another RAM which says that it is 1.35V, so hopefully that will fix the problem.

 

Will let you know the results tomorrow!

em17
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Re: Lenovo Yoga 500-14IBD Upgrade RAM

Hi,

Just a quick update,

My new RAM arrived yesterday evening and itu turns out it was the voltage after all!

Thank you for your help!

I will mark your answer as the solution Smiley Happy

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