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Memory for Lenovo Computers

Reliable memory for Lenovo Desktop and Notebook computer
Memory Upgrades

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.

Kingston’s Memory Finder makes it simple to find the exact memory you need.

Memory Replacement

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?
Guaranteed Compatibility

To ensure your peace of mind, Kingston memory is guaranteed to be compatible with the system for which it’s designed.

Lifetime Warranty

All Kingston memory for Lenovo is backed by a lifetime warranty and the legendary reliability that makes Kingston the world’s independent memory leader.

Free Technical Support

Get answers to all your questions from Kingston’s experienced Technical Support team.

Kingston DRAM Manufacturing Tour

See how Kingston makes memory for Lenovo computers and other leading brands.

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Frequently Asked Questions
Featured Questions

It may be due to chip density, especially if you have an older DDR3 based system. Your system may require 2Gbit (Gigabit) density DRAM chips and the memory you installed is using 4Gbit density chips which is not compatible. Not to be confused with the term Gigabyte (capacity of the memory). 2Gbit chips are no longer being produced by the DRAM chip manufacturers therefore we're unable to manufacturer compatible modules.

FAQ: KTM-073115-DTN-01
-Windows 10: Click on the start button and select System. Installed memory (RAM) is displayed under the System section.
-Windows 8: Select File Explorer. Right-click Computer and select Properties to display System. Installed memory (RAM) is displayed under the System section.
-Windows 7 Click on the Start button and right-click Computer. Select Properties to display System. Installed memory (RAM) is displayed under the System section.
-MacOS X: Select "About This Mac" or "About This Computer" from the Apple menu in the upper left corner of your Desktop.
-Linux: Open a terminal window and enter the following command: cat /proc/meminfo
FAQ: KTM-012711-GEN-06
First, make sure you have the correct memory for your Notebook. Please refer to Kingston’s on-line Memory Search at www.kingston.com for assistance. After you confirm that you have the correct memory for your system, do the following:

1. Prior to memory installation, first shut down the Notebook, then remove the battery pack and unplug the power cord. Reseat the memory firmly into the socket to ensure proper installation. Replace the battery pack and power cord and boot the system. If the installation is still unsuccessful, try inserting the memory into a different slot, if available.
2. If you have properly installed the recommended memory and the computer still does not boot or recognize it, make sure your Operating System supports the amount of RAM installed and confirm you have the latest BIOS for your system. 

Note: Kingston is in no way responsible for any problems resulting from flashing the BIOS. Flashing the BIOS is merely a troubleshooting suggestion. Customers who flash the BIOS do so at their 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.
FAQ: KTM-012711-GEN-12
First, make sure you have the correct memory for your computer. Please refer to Kingston’s on-line Memory Search at www.kingston.com for assistance. After you confirm that you have the correct memory for your system, do the following:

1. If configuring your system for Dual, Triple or Quad channel configuration, be sure to check your computer or motherboard user manual to confirm proper bank configuration.
2. Shut down and unplug your computer.
3. Reinsert the memory module(s) into the proper slot(s) or bank configuration, making sure to use the top edges of the memory module to press the memory firmly into the socket(s) until the lock tab(s) engage the memory and lock it into place.
4. Make sure all the cables in your computer are connected properly. You may have failed to connect a power cable to the motherboard or accidentally disconnected a data cable from your hard drive.
5. If you have properly installed the recommended memory and the PC still does not boot or recognize the memory, make sure your Operating System supports the amount of RAM installed and confirm you have the latest BIOS for your system.

Note: Kingston is in no way responsible for any problems resulting from flashing the BIOS. Flashing the BIOS is merely a troubleshooting suggestion. Customers who flash the BIOS do so at their 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.

 
FAQ: KTM-012711-GEN-13

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.

FAQ: KTM-012711-GEN-07
Parts sold in kits (denoted by "K2," "K3" or “K4” in the part number e.g., HX424C15FW2K4/32) are packaged for use in Dual, Triple or Quad Channel configuration. The computers that support these configurations will typically access multiple memory modules as a single location of RAM with a wider bandwidth, if the memory modules installed within the same bank are identical. Therefore, Kingston ensures that only modules with matching components are packaged into Dual, Triple and Quad Channel kits.

FAQ: KTM-020911-GEN-19
In most cases where a memory may have a faster frequency than that of which is already existing in the system, the computer may clock the faster memory down to match the frequency of the pre-existing RAM, given the memory in question is the same technology (DDR3, DDR4, Registered, Unbuffered, etc). However, the function of clocking down is dependent on the computer and therefore, is not guaranteed to work in every scenario.

FAQ: KTM-021011-GEN-16

In many cases, the BIOS or a diagnostic program will report the memory bus frequency, which is half of the frequency for DDR type memory. As its name implies, DDR (Double Data Rate) data rate is twice the memory bus frequency. So if the memory bus speed is 800MHz and you are using DDR3-1600 memory, the RAM is running at the correct speed.

FAQ: KTM-071015-GEN-20

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.

  • Standing – We recommend that you are standing at all times when working on the computer. Setting on a chair can generate more electrostatic.
  • Cords - Make sure everything is removed from the back of the computer (power cord, mouse, keyboard, etc).
  • Clothes - Make sure not to wear any clothing that conducts a lot of Electrical Charge, such as a wool sweater.
  • Accessories - To help reduce ESD and help prevent other problem, it is also a good idea to remove all jewelry.
  • Weather - Electrical storms can increase the ESD risk; unless absolutely necessary, try not to work on a computer during an electrical storm.In very dry areas, the air itself becomes a part of the electrostatic build-up mechanism every time there is an air flow (wind, air conditioning, blower) passing over an insulated surface.Do not let high humidity levels build a false confidence, and beware of corrosion problems with interconnects and other electrical interfaces.

To learn more about ESD and how to protect your electronics, please refer to the below site.

ESD Association
http://www.esda.org/aboutESD.html

FAQ: KTC-Gen-ESD
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