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  1. Thanks for the replies! I had called a pc repairs store near me, and I was told that I only have one slot, and that I should install a 16gb ddr4, instead of a 2 x 8gb ddr4 as it wont fit. I am currently looking at a Patriot Viper 4 Series DDR4 16GB single PC module, which goes for around $70 USD (I'm in Australia). Would this be possible to install, or should I instead purchase 2 x 8gb DDR4? For the SSD, I have found a cheaper one going for $50 USD, which is the Crucial BX500 480GB SSD. Would this be a good enough SSD or should I play it safe and purchase a more expensive one? Lastly, for the adapter I have also found a substantially cheaper product which is going for less than $4. Is there any reason I should go and buy a higher priced one, or will this cheap adapter run just fine? Thanks for the helpful instructions, I will be sure to use them once these products are shipped to my house! Thanks
  2. Hi I currently have a Lenovo IdeaPad 520-15IKB, and I am looking to upgrade the from 8gb to 16gb, as well as upgrading from the HDD to roughly a 500gb SSD. I looked around and contacted a few computer stores about how I should go about this and how much they would charge if I were to give them my computer. I was quoted around $260 for the following: 2x8gb ddr3 ram: $120 480 gb ssd: $95 windows installation on new ssd: $40 (Prices include service rates) do you think this is a reasonable price to pay for the upgrade? although I have no experience in hardware installation, I am considering installing these things myself. I am currently looking for ram sticks and ssds' to buy, and after running my computer through the 'Crucial system scanner', I have became confused what to buy in order to upgrade the ram. At the top it states that I only have ''1 slot (1 bank of 1)'' but after looking in task manager it says I have 2 slots. It also says that my maximum memory is 16gb, and that my standard memory is 4gb and removable, so would that mean that only one 4gb stick is removable, and the other 4gb is stuck to the motherboard? If this is the case, what ram stick should I buy? Or if actually both ram sticks are removable, should I just buy 2 x 8gb ddr4 ram, or just 1 x 16 gb ddr4? Also, is there a way I can transfer all Windows and User files from my HDD to the new SDD with an adapter, then just install the SDD, while preserving all files and folders in the same place, settings, themes, wifi passwords, etc the same? Please excuse my lack of knowledge in this area, I am new to computers. Thanks
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