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Q: legion y540 ram upgrade

I just wanted to ask to be sure. So i want to buy the Lenovo legion y540 laptop with rtx 206, i5 9300H, and 8 GB of ram but once get it i immediately want to upgrade my ram to atleast 16 GB. I found a 16gb ram compatible with the laptop (Crucial SO-DIMM 16GB DDR4 2666MHz CL16 Ballistix Sport LT) so i would have 24 gb of ram but I am not sure if it won't cause any issues that i will have 1 stick with 8 gb and 1 with 16 gb. Does someone know more about this ? thanks for any help and info

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Good evening/morning, Does the Legion Y540 laptop/BIOS support XMP memory or just JEDEC memory? Thank you in advance!

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Hi, i have question when will be available Y540 in UK online Store ? Thanks

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I just received my 17 Inch Legion Y540 Laptop, with RTX2060.My only complain is the fan noise at load.  Is there a way to solve this?It sounds like a jet engine at medium graphics load.

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Hello, Just recently purchased the Legion Y540, and I'm trying to figure out how to control the fan speed. I've been through 3 chat sessions with Lenovo, no luck there. So far it seems the only way to control the fans is with Extreme Cooling through Lenovo Nerve Center. I've downloaded the most recent version of this program, and that function is not there. Only 2 of the 4 functions are there (Prevent Mistaken Input and Network Priority). Looking through the forums, this seems to be a common problem with Nerve Center on other Lenovo computers. Lenovo can you please fix this program? I have updated my BIOS to BHCN28WW (Also tried BHCN27WW, as provided by the Lenovo Support Specialist in chat), the most recent one, I've uninstalled and reinstalled Nerve Center, no luck anywhere. Lenovo Vantage seems to have very limited control option ("Performance Mode" = "Higher CPU usage, higher fan speed"? What if my GPU usage/temp is high but my CPU isn't, so the fans won't kick in?). Just looking to keep my gaming laptop cool while gaming. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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Hi, Still trying to decide on the display type when buying this Legion Y540 laptop. I have not got enough awnsers. I asked before in this thread : https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Gaming-Laptops/y540-60hrz-vs-144hz-display-differences/m-p/4515501#M304... , And was adviced this page : https://psref.lenovo.com/syspool/Sys/PDF/Lenovo%20Laptops/Lenovo%20Legion%20Y540-15IRH/Lenovo_Legion... I dont think its enough. I want to know conclusively, if there are any other differences between the 300 nits 60hz and 144hz display panels aside from the framerates. Now i know they will have the same color gamut, and brightness, but what about response times? Cant find anything about that. And what about the bits? Are they 6 bit ( +dithering maybe ) or 8 bit? Are they the same panels ( ie brand etc. ), with the only difference being the framerate? Or are they different ( ie brand / response times / etc ). I find the specsheet lacking. Sorry for the many questions, i am merely trying to pick the best laptop for my son with the money i can afford, and i get a little "carried away" on specs etc. I mean its only 50euro differnce between the 2 panels, so if anything other than the framerates is inferior on the 60 hz panel, i think i will go with the 144hz panel. If they are exactly the same apart from framerates, i will go with the 60Hz panel and save 50eu to maybe spend it on insurance or something. Please help a me make a good, informed choise and make my son ... Read more

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Hi. I have 1050 version of Legion Y520. It is 15IKBN. What can i upgrade? If i can upgrade something where? If i can upgrade something can you give me links of items? Thank you.

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Hello, I plan to upgrade ram to y520.but i am not sure it's can support new ram 4chip? Laptop spec- Intel Core i5-7300HQ- NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (4GB GDDR5)- 8 GB DDR4 RamRAM DDR4(2400, NB) 8GB Hynix 4 ChipPC4 19200 / Bus 2400

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Hi.I have lenovo legion Y520 laptop with 6 GB RAM (2 slots 2 + 4 GB). I would like to get a rid of 2 GB module and buy 8 GB one. The promblem is that RAM from Ramaxel Technology is hard to get in my country so my question is: Will this RAM be compatible? https://www.czc.cz/kingston-value-8gb-ddr4-2400-so-dimm/198638/produktI have found this RAM here:https://www.amazon.com/Kingston-Technology-ValueRAM-2400Mhz-KVR24S17S8/dp/B01LW6HBSMand when I select my laptop above it says it fits. But I want to be sure that kingston and ramaxel will work together. 

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I am having a problem replacing the HDD in my Legion y530 with a Sata SSD. In the M2 slot is Intel Optane. Windows OS and everything on the HDD was succesfully cloned onto the Sata SSD. Once I made the switch and tried to boot up I got a black screen and the text "checking media". It then went to an error popup saying that no boot drive was found. I went to BIOS and saw that Intel Optane was still connected to the old HDD. I would like to know what went wrong here and what types of sata SSD work with optane if there are any?

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I have the Legion Y520 -15kbn  Model name 80WK i7 16 gig ram and Nividia 1050ti 4gig gragjhics card. I bought to us VR headset my question is the HDMI port off the Intel grapghics or the Nividia 1050ti??? If its not off the Nividia GPU then it VR will not work. Before I am not able to return system and pull my hair out trying to get VR to work. I know its a very technical question not easy  but need an ansewer. Thank you.

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Hi,I am interested in purchasing a Lenovo Legion Y540 gaming laptop (the 15-inch version). After configuring it I noticed that the keyboard is in German. Is there a way to change that? I currently live in Germany, so I guess that's why I am offered the german version, but I am much more comfortable with an English keyboard. Thank you for your help!

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So I found out that when I use the laptop unplugged it starts lagging, and it's very notorius. Every like 10 seconds it laggs input. This is so annoying that makes it unusuable.This only happens to the trackpad, I tried with a USB mouse and it works fine.  

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Hi,I'm looking at preferably the RTX2060 version of the Y540 laptop and was hoping I could get some questions answered please? I've posted on another couple of threads but thought it maybe best to have all my questions in one place. So the main thing for me is fan noise when doing light tasks such as surfing the web and MS Office. How do the fans perform i.e. do they go up and down, getting faster then slower etc or are they quiet all the time? Just sent an Omen 15 back because the fans were too loud just surfing the web.Does the RTX2060 version definately have hybrid (optimus) mode?Just one M.2 slot right? And I take it there are no issues with installing a 2.5 inch SSD?Anyone have experience with shipping in the UK? Says 3-4 weeks delivery but who knows, I've heard the distributer from Ireland is pretty awful. Many thanks, really appreciate any help, especially on fan noise during light tasks.

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Hello, I have a flicking cursor before loading of the BIOS for about one second?Is it normal? Thank you!!!

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First post here so be nice.   I have the Y540 15IRH I believe, it has the i5 9300H, 1660Ti and 8GB RAM with the 144Hz panel. I'm trying to enable the iGPU because battery life using the 1660Ti all the time is abysmal, I know that the i5 9300H has an integrated UHD 630 but I cannot for the life of me find out how to turn it on.  Device Manager only shows the 1660Ti under Display Adapters, I have installed the Intel Video Driver from Lenovo's site but it still does not appear there. Trying to install the newest video drivers from Intel's site throws up an error message telling me my computer does not meet the minimum requirements. I've updated the BIOS to the newest version on the Lenovo site, I've had a look in there and there are no options relating to the GPU. Can anybody help me? I'm tearing my hair out over here!

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Earlier this week I stood up while holding my Y540.  The power brick, which is quite heavy, fell off the desk and ripped the power cord out of the DC-IN power jack.  The plastic clips that hold the power cord in place were destroyed, and now I can't get a stable power connection anymore. I'd like to replace the DC-IN power jack on the motherboard.  The problem is I can't seem to find the part anywhere.  Lenovo won't sell it to me (it's an FRU only part) and I can't find anywhere online that sells an 81Q4 power jack. Does anyone know if there are other compatible DC power jacks I could use for my Y540?  I'm quite comfortable replacing parts on a system board, I only need to find the appropriate part.   Thanks for any help you can provide.

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Hello, GurusI have PCI Device missing driver in Device Manager: PCI Slot 1 (PCI bus 1, device 0, function 3)I installed all the drivers from Lenovo site.Can you tell me which driver I have to install for this device? Thank you!

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Hi, I'm trying to decide between the Lenovo Y540 and the Y740. However I need to use it with an Oculus Rift S, which requres that the Display Port is connected directly to the GPU, the same way the HDMI port is. Can anyone please verify that this is the case, and that the Y540 and/or Y740 will work with the Rift S? Many thanks! ed: Should also ask: Does it depend on the GPU being used? If so, which GPUs in which Yx40 models are definitely Rift S compatible?

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Hey, I noticed the Y540 screen brightness reduction is particulary agressive (check the comparison with helios 300 in image)Is there a way to calibrate the agressive luminosity reduction ?OrWhen I use FN + F5, it reduce luminosity from 100% to 90% (from 10 to 10).Is there a way to change that reduction level to 2. For example, from 100% to 98%.  Thanks by advance

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Greetings, Yesterday, my game crashed during a match of CS:GO and afterwards, all my games have low FPS. I tried a clean install of windows in the SSD partition (my games are located at the 1 TB HDD), reinstall drivers, battery options, etc. Nothing worked.  The Lenovo Diagnostics Tool reported that everything is working as intended (see report attached). Nevertheless, the FurMark test ran with 6 FPS and all my games are unplayed. In task manager says that the Geforce 1050 is in use, but the memory usage is always low (check one example attached). Please help me, what else can I do to fix this?Ask me if you need more information. Thanks.   

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Does the Y720 monitor have a 120 Hz?  Or, is it just 60 Hz?

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Hi. I am looking to upgrade SSD on my Legion y720p. Is this one compatible with it?Samsung 970 EVO 1TB - NVMe PCIe M.2 2280 SSD (MZ-V7E1T0BW) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BN217QG/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_LzLkDb1M1R3QMIf not, any other suggestions? Thanks. 

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