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Lenovo Yoga 730 15.6" Ram Upgrade

2018-07-30, 13:12 PM

Hi, I am thinking about purchasing the Yoga 730 with a GTX 1050 and 8GB of RAM with the intention of upgrading it myself to 16GB. However, I'm somewhat confused by the spec sheet; it lists the 15.6" version as having 8 GB DDR4 + 8 GB DIMM.


Does this mean that it comes with 8GB soldered and can have an additional 8GB DIMM module installed?


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Re: Lenovo Yoga 730 15.6" Ram Upgrade

2018-07-30, 13:21 PM

16GB max / 2400MHz DDR4, 8GB soldered to systemboard, one SO-DIMM socket





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Re: Lenovo Yoga 730 15.6" Ram Upgrade

2018-08-21, 3:09 AM

So is it possible to upgrade to 16gb? I don't completely understand what you mean since you are saying that the memory is soldered


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Re: Lenovo Yoga 730 15.6" Ram Upgrade

2018-09-21, 15:25 PM

The RAM chip is stuck on the Motherboard, it is not a seperate module that goes in the RAM slot. There is one slot available for upgrades as it seems from the previous poster but I cannot confirm this. 


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Re: Lenovo Yoga 730 15.6" Ram Upgrade

2018-12-08, 3:59 AM

I think the confusion on the memory comes from the 730 page under 'reviews and questions.  The guy answering the questions sometimes says yes and then says no.  I asked the question, "Is this (8gig ram) compatible with the 15" Yoga 730? If not can you tell me which one is?" and his response was, "Hi, Hope you are doing good. Yoga 730(15") only has only onboard memory. Not compatible with any SoDIMM meory. Thanks."

I think others have been confused by this answer as I know I have been. So I contacted Lenovo via chat. My question was, can you add additional RAM UP to 16 gigs. I have the 8 gig and want to ADD 8 more to make it a 16gig machine. Here's the chat transcript:

Then I went to the Lenovo chat.  This guy was great and answered the question.  Here's the transcript: 

"Good Evening, in fact you can upgrade the memory of this laptop up to 16GB. You have 8GB soldered to the Motherboard, and you can upgrade the other 8GB for a total of 16GB"

I purchased the addition 8 gig ram and gave him the specs: ValueRAM 8GB 2400Mhz DDR4 Non-ECC CL17 SODIMM 1Rx8
He replied, "That is correct, you can upgrade it, so you can get a model with 8gb of Ram, and add the 8Gb you have."
And he confirmed again, "Yes, you can use that on the free slot, you must use DDR4 2400 Mhz, SODIMM that one will work without any issue."

So there you have it folks: Yoga 730 15inch IS upgradable IF your model is an 8 GIG model. You can only add up to 8 more gigs with the specs above; you cannot add 16 gigs in addition to the soldered in 8 gigs...

Anyway, I hope that this helps to clear up the confusion.  And I am sure my son will want to try the higher gigs.  


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Re: Lenovo Yoga 730 15.6" Ram Upgrade

2018-12-08, 3:48 AM

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