Would i see much difference upgrading my ram in Lenovo Ideapad 510?

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  1. james_uk

    james_uk Notebook Guru

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    Hi, I have just upgraded my Lenonvo Ideapad 510 laptop with a 1 TB SSD drive, already it feels like a new laptop :)

    I am using the memento cache software which makes it even quicker but i think this uses more Ram, I currently have 8GB.

    My laptop unfortunately has 4GB Ram soldered on the board which i know isn't great for dual channel memory, would my laptop be better staying as it is with a dual channel setup with having 4gb soldered and a 4gb module, or if i bought a 8gb module to make it 12gb in total would that mean it would be still dual channel for the first 8gb then single for the rest?

    Would it also be pointless putting in a faster latency Ram, would it downgrade to the same speed as the soldered module?

    Or would only upgrading to 12gb be pointless and would make more sense getting a 16gb module?

    Any advice would be much appreciated.

    James
     
  2. custom90gt

    custom90gt Doc Mod Super Moderator

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    Check your memory usage in task manager. If the software you use consumes memory then it would probably worth upgrading the ram. You can add an 8GB stick which would let 8GB run in dual channel and 4GB in single, it would still be faster than using a page file (if you're using all of your ram). It's pointless adding faster ram as it will run at whatever the slowest speed/timing.
     
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    ZaZ Super Model Super Moderator

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    For most uses, going to dual channel memory won't make a lick of difference, and even when it does, it probably won't be noticeable. If you're being bottlenecked by a lack of memory, then adding more is the best course of action.
     
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