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Laptop RAM Upgrade - 4 GB soldered + one empty slot - Dual Channel - question

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hello

I have Lenovo V130 - 15IKB laptop

Intl Core i3 - 8130 Processor
1 TB HDD
1 WD 500 GB SSD installed in m.2 slot
Windows 10 installed on WD m.2 slot SSD

4 GB DDR4 RAM Already soldered by manufacturer, one Slot it empty, as per Lenovo the laptop supports maximum 12 GB RAM

Now i want to add more RAM, so i only have empty slot so my question is

How much should i add 4 GB or 8 GB ?
if I use 8 GB will i loose Dual Channle mode , is it right ?

is it ok to put another 8 GB with current 4 GB and make it 12 GB, but i think i will loose dual channle support,
But i heard that there is a intel technology as Flex Mode Ram, where, half of 8 GB will run in dual channle and other remaining of that 8 gb will run single channle

Please suggest what should i do, 4 GB or 8 GB

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2 minutes ago, Skyh3ck said:

But i heard that there is a intel technology as Flex Mode Ram, where, half of 8 GB will run in dual channle and other remaining of that 8 gb will run single channle

that is correct. therefore, go for 8gb if you need 12 in total.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

thanks for the reply, but finding the exact same RAM is very very difficult

 

the price different between 4 gb and 8gb new ram module is 50% more, 4GB cost Rs 1800, 8GB cost Rs 2800, so is it justifiable

 

also one more thing i searched online and saw many ram module stating Single chnnale, why ??does that mean that RAM only support single channel, please see the image

 

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6 minutes ago, Skyh3ck said:

thanks for the reply, but finding the exact same RAM is very very difficult

 

the price different between 4 gb and 8gb new ram module is 50% more, 4GB cost Rs 1800, 8GB cost Rs 2800, so is it justifiable

 

also one more thing i searched online and saw many ram module stating Single chnnale, why ??does that mean that RAM only support single channel, please see the image

 

RAM Single channle1.JPG

It's a single stick so if it were to run alone it would run in single channel. Odd they specify that with it as that stick can run in dual triple quad whatever channel if it's paired with x amount of others. So don't worry too much about it and just get the stick you want.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

thanks 

 

how can i check if my laptop supports flex mode, do i have to do anything in setting

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I wonder if Linus actually reading this and make a video explaining this

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