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Best RAM chips available for Lenovo Y500?

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April 15, 2013 11:11:24 AM

I ordered the Lenovo Y500 last week (this specific model: http://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/controller/e/web/Len...) and was wondering what are the best RAM chips I can get for this laptop. I already have a Samsung 840 pro SSD ready to pop in.

I am looking for 8GB under $200. Or maybe 16GB under 250ish.

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April 15, 2013 11:32:20 AM

Ram speed will be largely irrelevant to an ivy bridge cpu. Read this:
http://www.anandtech.com/show/4503/sandy-bridge-memory-...

If you want more than 8gb, go to a ram vendor's web site, and enter your laptop model #.
You will get a list of compatible kits.

My suggestion is to run cpu-z when you get the laptop and see what ram is currently installed. I would be willing to add a second identical 8gb stick and take a chance on compatibility. If you need to replace two installed 4gb sticks to get 16gb, then go with a supported 16gb kit.
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April 15, 2013 7:37:29 PM

geofelt said:
Ram speed will be largely irrelevant to an ivy bridge cpu. Read this:
http://www.anandtech.com/show/4503/sandy-bridge-memory-...

If you want more than 8gb, go to a ram vendor's web site, and enter your laptop model #.
You will get a list of compatible kits.

My suggestion is to run cpu-z when you get the laptop and see what ram is currently installed. I would be willing to add a second identical 8gb stick and take a chance on compatibility. If you need to replace two installed 4gb sticks to get 16gb, then go with a supported 16gb kit.


So you wouldn't recommend me getting these (http://www.crucial.com/store/mpartspecs.aspx?mtbpoid=FE...)? The laptop will have 8GB and I am pretty sure it's two 4GBs
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June 18, 2013 8:31:20 PM

trama09 said:

So you wouldn't recommend me getting these (http://www.crucial.com/store/mpartspecs.aspx?mtbpoid=FE...)? The laptop will have 8GB and I am pretty sure it's two 4GBs

No, you can go with the crucial memory. What "geofelt" suggested was to match the new memory with the older only if your laptop comes with single 8GB. Since you are sure that it comes with two 4GB modules, you need not have to match the speeds or anything.

You can check the following sites if you prefer other brands than crucial -
http://www.memorystock.com/memory/IBMLenovoIdeaPadY500....
http://www.ec.kingston.com/ecom/configurator_new/partsi...
Good luck!!
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