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Yoga 720 RAM Upgrade to 32 GB?

2018-02-01, 19:21 PM

I recently bought a Yoga 720 that I'd like to upgrade the available RAM to 32 GB. The OS has been upgraded from Win 10 Home which is limited to 16 GB to Win 10 Pro which will work with 32 GB. I attempted to talk to Lenovo about the upgrade but was unable to connect to anyone who a clue and the third time that the same PDF service manual file was sent to me I gave up. Has anyone successfully transitioned to 32GB?

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Re: Yoga 720 RAM Upgrade to 32 GB?

2018-02-14, 7:16 AM

The correct answer is the Yoga 720 15 has an 8Gb SODIMM RAM soldered to the motherboard and therefore not removal. There is one additional slot for you to a single SODIMM RAM (if you did not order the 16Gb version). Officially 16Gb is the max supported. This is stated in the hardware manual.

 

I have seen people place a 16Gb stick of RAM and got a total of 24Gb. This is not an ideal setup as dual channel memory works best with same size RAM.

 

 

 

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Re: Yoga 720 RAM Upgrade to 32 GB?

2018-02-01, 20:25 PM

There are no slots to add memory.  As with many or most thin machines these days, memory is soldered to the motherboard


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Re: Yoga 720 RAM Upgrade to 32 GB?

2018-02-01, 21:33 PM

The memory limit of Windows 10 Home is 128GB, not 16GB.  Windows 10 Pro will handle up to 2TB.

 

https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/aa366778(v=vs.85).aspx

 

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Re: Yoga 720 RAM Upgrade to 32 GB?

2018-02-14, 3:50 AM

Not true.  The Yoga 720 15.6 inch has 2 slots; one is used.  The other is free. Lenovo says up to 16GB combined.  It would be nice to have 32 though.

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Re: Yoga 720 RAM Upgrade to 32 GB?

2018-02-14, 7:16 AM

The correct answer is the Yoga 720 15 has an 8Gb SODIMM RAM soldered to the motherboard and therefore not removal. There is one additional slot for you to a single SODIMM RAM (if you did not order the 16Gb version). Officially 16Gb is the max supported. This is stated in the hardware manual.

 

I have seen people place a 16Gb stick of RAM and got a total of 24Gb. This is not an ideal setup as dual channel memory works best with same size RAM.

 

 

 

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Re: Yoga 720 RAM Upgrade to 32 GB?

2018-02-17, 23:17 PM

I have this same question about upgrading the Yoga 720 15" to 32 GB RAM.  I see there have been several people successful in upgrading the open RAM slot to 16GB giving them 24GB total.  Looks like the Cricial CT16G4SFD824A will work.  I will be running VM's on this laptop and if upgraded to 24GB will dedicate 16GB to the VM leaving 8GB for the laptop itself.  Question 1 - will this work, will I be able to get the full 16GB for my VM and still have 8GB for the laptop itself?  Seems like people are saying that having different RAM size in a dual channel system could be an issue? 

2nd question - what options are available to upgrade / replace the motherboard 8GB soldered RAM with 16GB to allow the 32GB total?  Has anyone done this? 

 

thanks 

 

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Re: Yoga 720 RAM Upgrade to 32 GB?

2019-04-25, 13:03 PM

Did anyone tried to install Samsnung new 32GB - M471A4G43MB1 into the 2nd extention slot of yoga 720-15ikb?

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Re: Yoga 720 RAM Upgrade to 32 GB?

2019-04-27, 13:09 PM

I tried an SK Hynix "16GB 2Rx8 PC4-2133p-SB1-10 HMA82GS6MFR8N-TF NO AC" and its gold connectors burned out after a year-ish.

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