Help understanding slots and what to buy.

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Help understanding slots and what to buy.

I am new to this and I am having trouble. I did my system scan and it's saying

memory

  • Maximum memory: 16GB
  • Slots:2 (2 banks of 1)

*Not to exceed manufacturer supported memory.

[4GB]   [4GB]
 
I currently have 8gb of RAM and I am needing 16, but I am not sure what "Slots:2 (2 banks of 1) means. how much RAM would I have to purchase to get the 8GB I am missing? Could I buy 2 4GB's or do I need 1 8GB?
 
Thank you

 

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Re: Help understanding slots and what to buy.

Hi snappyferguson,

 

Thank you for contacting us today. The 2 banks of 1 means that their are two slots in your system and each of them hold one module. You currently have 8GB installed 4GB in each slot. If you are needing 16GB you will need to remove all of the existing RAM and replace it with a 16GB kit (2x8GB of memory). Please let us know if you have any other questions or concerns.

YogiH, Crucial Moderator, US


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Re: Help understanding slots and what to buy.

Hi there,

My machine has 6GB RAM  with below config, I need to upgrade it to 12 or 16GB. Can I leave 4GB slot alone and replace the 2GB with 8 or 12 GB. Is it advisable ? Your suggestions please. Thanks

* Maximum Memory:16GB
* Slots:2 (2 banks of 1)
* [4GB][2GB]
* HP - Compaq Pavilion 17 (5th Gen Intel Core)

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Re: Help understanding slots and what to buy.

@krishmdkk Thanks for contacting us. I pulled up your system specifications and it looks like you may upgrade only one slot and leave the existing RAM in the other.  A link to all available upgrades can be found here: 

http://www.crucial.com/usa/en/compatible-upgrade-for//pavilion-17-%285th-gen-intel-core%29

 

Please let me know if you have any other questions or concerns. 

YogiH, Crucial Moderator, US


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Bit Baby

Re: Help understanding slots and what to buy.

Hi,

 

i want to upgrade my lenovo v360, can I buy a 4GB ram and keep the original 2GB ram also?

 

Lenovo IdeaPad V360
Maximum Memory:8GB
Slots:2 (2 banks of 1)

Bit Baby

Re: Help understanding slots and what to buy.

Hi,

 

i want to upgrade my lenovo v360, can I buy a 4GB ram and keep the original 2GB ram also?

 

Lenovo IdeaPad V360
Maximum Memory:8GB
Slots:2 (2 banks of 1)

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Re: Help understanding slots and what to buy.

Hello Bennylai,

Thank you for your message. 

I have had a look in to this model for you.  You are correct in saying that it can support 8GB over two memory slots.  It does not need to be matching memory so it is perfectly fine to add a 4GB module next to the existing 2GB memory module.

 

You can see the compatible 4GB module here: http://www.crucial.com/usa/en/ideapad-v360/CT5297731 

 

You should also be aware that the amount of memory your Windows OS will recognize depends on which version of Windows you are running. 32-bit versions of Windows will see (and utilise) around 3 - 3.5GB when 4GB or more is installed. To utilise more memory, you would need to install a 64-bit version of your OS. You can find more information on our Knowledge Base at the following link:

http://forum.crucial.com/t5/Standard-DRAM-Memory-Knowledge/Why-doesn-t-Windows-recognize-all-of-my-m...

If you do have any other questions at all, please don't hesitate to ask. 

Junket, Crucial Moderator UK
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