Trust Kingston for all your server memory needs. Our experts know how important it is to keep your business up and running with the ultra-reliable memory you need and the service to guide you.
Quality components. Rigorous testing. A lifetime warranty. Just three of the many reasons to choose Kingston memory for your desktop or notebook.
Revive your computer with improved speed, performance and reliability over traditional hard drives.
Extend the lifecycle and dramatically improve the performance of PCs for a lower TCO with SSDNow drives designed for business.
These enterprise SSDs offer increased endurance and power-failure features to keep mission-critical environments up and running 24/7.
Hard drive replacements ideal for non-PC applications
DataTraveler Flash drives offer capacities up to 1TB and a wide variety of features. Store and transfer photos, music, videos and files with legendary Kingston reliability.
Encrypted USB Flash Drives
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Kingston offers Flash drives designed for and certified by Microsoft® for use with Windows® To Go. A feature of Windows 8 Enterprise, Windows to Go lets IT administrators provide mobile and contingency workers with secure access to the corporate environment.
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From everyday use to professional photo or video, these cards deliver exceptional speeds, huge capacities and legendary Kingston reliability.
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Memory for Lenovo Computers
Reliable memory for Lenovo Desktop and Notebook computer
Memory is an important component of your computer, and selecting and managing it properly is vital to keeping your system up and running at peak efficiency. If your computer is an older model or if it lags or freezes, you may not have enough memory.
Upgrading is easy when you choose Kingston® system-specific memory. Designed and tested to meet the exact specifications of each brand name system, Kingston memory is easy to install and can improve not only your performance but your system’s lifespan.
If your existing memory is failing or already dead, rest assured that Kingston has the ideal replacement, customized to meet the exact needs of your system. Memory comes in a wide variety of models and speeds; choose yours based on your computer’s motherboard and the types of tasks you perform in a typical day – just make sure you choose ultra-reliable Kingston memory. Plus Kingston has all the tools and expertise to take the work out of selecting and installing the ideal module for your needs.
Why Choose Kingston?
To ensure your peace of mind, Kingston memory is guaranteed to be compatible with the Lenovo system for which it’s designed.
All Kingston memory is backed by a lifetime warranty and the legendary reliability that makes Kingston the world’s independent memory leader.
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Frequently Asked Questions
In Windows, click on the start button and open "Control Panel". Use classic view for Vista and 7. Then open "System". This will display basic information about the computer including the amount of RAM installed.
In MacOS, select "About This Mac" or "About This Computer" from the Apple menu in the upper left corner of your Desktop. This will provide information about your Mac's total memory (built-in memory plus DIMMs or SIMMs installed).
In Linux, open a terminal window and enter the following command: cat /proc/meminfo
This will show the total amount of RAM as well as other memory information.
Additional memory will not necessarily increase the performance of your computer. It will allow you to run more programs or processes at once or more memory intensive programs. There may be a performance increase if the original amount of memory installed was close to insufficient for the programs and processes you use the computer for.
For desktop computers, shut down and unplug your computer and open the case. Please note: The higher capacity memory should be installed in slot 1 followed by the next lower capacity memory in slot 2 and so on. Please refer to your motherboard manual for proper slot identification.
Remove the memory module as shown in Fig 1. Push the tabs (1) outward and the module will gently pop out of it's slot (2). Remove it completely from the slot.
To Install the new memory module see in Fig 2.
Push the tabs (1) that are at the ends of the memory socket outward and align the memory notches with the key of the memory socket (2), then push the memory down FIRMLY into the socket so the latches lock the memory in place (3).
If the memory has been properly installed and still not detected and you do have the correct memory you should make sure you have the most up to date BIOS from your computer manufacturer's website.
For notebook computers, please note that before you remove/install memory in notebooks you need to shut down the unit and remove the battery pack and power cord. Push the memory in FIRMLY so that it makes good contact (it is important to push the memory in FIRMLY) into the socket before pushing it down to lock in place (See figures below) . Once the memory is installed please put the battery back in your unit and give it power using the power cord and not solely from the battery. If the memory has been properly installed and still not detected and you do have the correct memory you should make sure you have the most up to date BIOS from your computer manufacturer's website.
BIOS - Basic Input/Output System is installed on the computer's motherboard. It controls the most basic operations and is responsible for starting your computer up and initializing the hardware. It is data that is usually held in a ROM chip, which can be updated by "flashing" the BIOS as it's called. BIOS upgrades may correct errors, support new CPUs, support new hardware, including memory etc. BIOS updates are usually obtained by the computer's manufacturer's website.
*NOTE: Kingston in no way is responsible for any problems resulting from flashing the bios. Flashing of the bios is merely a trouble shooting suggestion. Customers that flash their bios do so at there own risk. All instructions on how to upgrade the bios will be provided by the computer manufacturer or the 3rd party bios manufacturer and not by Kingston.
Kingston ValueRam (KVR) is Kingston’s standard memory line designed with whitebox users in mind. Kingston ValueRam is engineered to meet industry standard specifications and is rigorously tested to ensure quality. However, it is not tested for compatibility in brand name machines such as Dell, HP, Gateway, Sony, etc., which may require specific memory timings and have limits to the DRAM densities used to support these systems. Nevertheless, if the memory meets the system specifications, you may install it to determine compatibility with your system. For help selecting memory, contact Kingston Sales at 800-835-6575 or use our Memory Search at http://www.kingston.com/us/memory/search/Options.
Kingston Branded Memory (system-specific memory) is designed, manufactured and tested to the specification of each brand name computer system we support. The design is fine-tuned to match the timing of the system, reduce noise and heat, and allow for the most efficient communication between the memory and the CPU.
Kingston ValueRam Memory (KVR) is designed with generic systems. ValueRam memory is engineered to meet industry standard specifications and is rigorously tested to ensure quality. Kingston ValueRam is ideal for those who purchase memory by spec and are looking for competitively priced generic memory that is 100-percent tested to meet industry specifications.
Memory made for a specific brand of computer is only tested with that brand. So we can only guarantee compatibility with that brand and no other brand of computer. Nevertheless, if the memory meets the system specifications, you may install it to determine compatibility with your system. For help selecting memory, contact Kingston Sales at 800-835-6575 or use our Memory Search at http://www.kingston.com/us/memory/search/Options.
Yes. In most cases if the computer supports a slower speed, it will clock down to a slower speed as long as it is the correct memory type (DDR, DDR2, etc). But be aware the function of clocking down depends on the computer and it isn't guaranteed to work in every case
ElectroStatic Discharge, ESD is simply the discharge of built up static electricity. ESD should not be taken lightly as this is one of the few things an individual can do to damage or destroy their computer or hardware components. It is like when you rub your feet on the carpet and you touch something metal. ESD can occur without the user feeling a shock and will occur when only working on the inside of the computer or handling hardware.
How to help prevent ESD
The best method of preventing ESD is to use an ESD wrist strap or a grounding mat or table. However, because most users do not have access to these items, we have included the below steps to help reduce the chance of ESD as much as possible.
To learn more about ESD and how to protect your electronics, please refer to the below site.
DDR4 is the latest in synchronous DRAM for memory upgrades, offering faster speeds starting at 2133MHz while consuming less power and increasing capacity and reliability.
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If your files don’t open immediately and programs are slow to load, you get an error message or are unable to load several programs at once, your computer may need more memory.
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