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Upgrading the Lenovo Y720 RAM to 64GB

Upgrading the Lenovo Y720 RAM to 64GB

Hi everyone,

I’ve recently upgraded my Lenovo Y720 RAM to 64GB. This laptop came with 16GB initially, but it’s very easy to upgrade it.

Lenovo Y720 16GB RAM

I was browsing Amazon and found that the Samsung 32GB DDR4 SODIMM modules were the cheapest available, so I went ahead and ordered 2 of them.

Upgrading it was as easy as removing the back cover:

Lenovo Y720 motherboard with 16GB RAM

We can see the 2x 8GB RAM modules installed in the laptop here:

Samsung 8GB x2 RAM Modules in motherboard

And here they are removed:

Samsung 8GB x2 RAM Modules

The part number is M471A1K43CB1-CRC.

We will be replacing them with 2x 32GB Samsung DDR4 SODIMM modules with part number M471A4G43MB1-CTD:

Samsung 32GB x2 RAM Modules

Here we insert them in the laptop:

Samsung 32GB x2 RAM Modules in motherboard

A vew of the laptop’s motherboard with the new RAM modules:

Lenovo Y720 motherboard with 64GB RAM

And it booted!

Lenovo Y720 64GB RAM

Here’s the Task Manager reporting the 64GB of RAM:

Samsung 64GB RAM Lenovo Y720 1

In CPU-Z:

Samsung 64GB RAM Lenovo Y720 2

While the RAM should go up to 2666Mhz, the laptop’s CPU only supports it up to 2400Mhz. It also seems that CPU-Z could not read the RAM details, as the SPD tab is empty:

The most important thing is that now my laptop has 64GB of RAM which will be plenty for a very long time.

[4K Video] Unboxing Crucial Ballistix 16GB SODIMM RAM Kit

[4K Video] Unboxing Crucial Ballistix 16GB SODIMM RAM Kit

Hi everyone,

In this video, I’m going to be unboxing the 16GB DDR3 SODIMM Crucial Ballistix RAM Kit. I purchased this kit to upgrade my laptop’ s RAM from 8GB to 16GB as I was getting short on RAM when doing my 4K video renderings and they sometimes ended up in errors. 16GB of RAM fixed this video editing problem and I highly recommend these RAM sticks. They are very stable. Right now, I’m using it in my Mini-ITX desktop which is the machine I’m now using to render my videos for my youtube channel.

Here is the Unboxing video:

Do you have these RAM sticks or another brand? Does it works right for you? Let me know in the comments 🙂