Need HELP upgrading my Serie 9

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  1. Kha0s

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    I know that this laptop is considered as old but i need help from someone that has experience with this model.
    I want to upgrade the RAM and the SSD.
    SSD- I have limited options here but from what i have seen my too choises were:

    Kingston 480G UV500 msata and the Samsung SSD 850 EVO msata
    https://www.worten.pt/informatica/armazenamento-de-dado...

    https://www.worten.pt/informatica/armazenamento-de-dado...

    If those are not valid options can someone help find a model that fits.
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    RAM: i know thtat i can upgrade to 16Gb nut i dont know the type;i need help here too.
    Running the 'dmidecode -t memory' command i get this output:

    Getting SMBIOS data from sysfs.
    SMBIOS 2.7 present.

    Handle 0x0036, DMI type 16, 23 bytes
    Physical Memory Array
    Location: System Board Or Motherboard
    Use: System Memory
    Error Correction Type: None
    Maximum Capacity: 32 GB
    Error Information Handle: Not Provided
    Number Of Devices: 4

    Handle 0x0037, DMI type 17, 34 bytes
    Memory Device
    Array Handle: 0x0036
    Error Information Handle: Not Provided
    Total Width: 64 bits
    Data Width: 64 bits
    Size: 4096 MB
    Form Factor: SODIMM
    Set: None
    Locator: ChannelA-DIMM0
    Bank Locator: BANK 0
    Type: DDR3
    Type Detail: Synchronous
    Speed: 1600 MT/s
    Manufacturer: Samsung
    Serial Number: 979F529F
    Asset Tag: 9876543210
    Part Number: M471B5273EB0-CK0
    Rank: Unknown
    Configured Memory Speed: 1600 MT/s

    Handle 0x0038, DMI type 17, 34 bytes
    Memory Device
    Array Handle: 0x0036
    Error Information Handle: Not Provided
    Total Width: Unknown
    Data Width: Unknown
    Size: No Module Installed
    Form Factor: DIMM
    Set: None
    Locator: ChannelA-DIMM1
    Bank Locator: BANK 1
    Type: Unknown
    Type Detail: None
    Speed: Unknown
    Manufacturer: Not Specified
    Serial Number: Not Specified
    Asset Tag: 9876543210
    Part Number: Not Specified
    Rank: Unknown
    Configured Memory Speed: Unknown

    Handle 0x0039, DMI type 17, 34 bytes
    Memory Device
    Array Handle: 0x0036
    Error Information Handle: Not Provided
    Total Width: 64 bits
    Data Width: 64 bits
    Size: 4096 MB
    Form Factor: SODIMM
    Set: None
    Locator: ChannelB-DIMM0
    Bank Locator: BANK 2
    Type: DDR3
    Type Detail: Synchronous
    Speed: 1600 MT/s
    Manufacturer: Samsung
    Serial Number: 979F52EB
    Asset Tag: 9876543210
    Part Number: M471B5273EB0-CK0
    Rank: Unknown
    Configured Memory Speed: 1600 MT/s

    Handle 0x003A, DMI type 17, 34 bytes
    Memory Device
    Array Handle: 0x0036
    Error Information Handle: Not Provided
    Total Width: Unknown
    Data Width: Unknown
    Size: No Module Installed
    Form Factor: DIMM
    Set: None
    Locator: ChannelB-DIMM1
    Bank Locator: BANK 3
    Type: Unknown
    Type Detail: None
    Speed: Unknown
    Manufacturer: Not Specified
    Serial Number: Not Specified
    Asset Tag: 9876543210
    Part Number: Not Specified
    Rank: Unknown
    Configured Memory Speed: Unknown


    That means i can upgrade to 32Gb?

    My Notebook model is Samsung Serie 9 NP900X4C-A04PT.
    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. John Ratsey

    John Ratsey Moderately inquisitive Super Moderator

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    Upgrading the SSD to a higher capacity mSATA SSD is no problem - I had a 1TB SSD in my X4C. However, there are only two RAM slots. The main (and lengthy) discussion about the X4C is here. Upgrading to 16GB is possible but the X4C is very fussy about which RAM modules. One type which were successfully used are mentioned here.

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    My doubt was in the phisical dimensions of the ssd and the space on the notebook, were every millimeter counts.
    Regarding the RAM my model has 8Gb and for now is more than enough but i really like this computer and i was thinking in further upgrades

    Thank you for the reply. I will search in the forum for compatible modules for my Serie 9
     
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    I used a Samsung 840 EVO mSATA which is about 3.8mm thick and any other SSD of similar or less thickness will work. The length and width of the mSATAs is standard. I can't see any reason why the Kingston UV500 would not work and the price is very attractive.

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    I just needed green light from someone that had experience with one.
    If i may one more question; i know that the kingston is at very good price, but everyone that i know and in all the reviews everybody "see" the Samsung Evo as great drive. Given the prices what would be your choise?
     
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    I've looked at some reviews and, while the Kingston may be slightly slower than some of the alternatives, it's the one I would buy because of the very attractive price.

    John
     
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    You were more helpful in 2 days than 1 week exchanging emails with Samung helpdesks. Thank you again
     
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