What type/brand of RAM do I need for my Toshiba Satellite P50-A?

Toshiba Satellite P50-A
i 7-4700MQ CPU @ 2.40GHz 2.40GHz
64 bit
12.0 GB
Windows 10 Home

Can I add more RAM to this computer, it so, how much?
What type do I need and what brand?
I have added RAM to computers before but (as I get older) I do better with video instruction. Can you suggest a video to help me install it?
Thanks,
Art
artismobileAsked:
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Gary CaseConnect With a Mentor RetiredCommented:
No guessing involved => that's the only way there could be 12GB installed :-)

Personally, I'd just leave it as is -- there's not going to be any notable difference in performance between 12GB and 16GB UNLESS you're running virtual machines and need the extra memory to allocate to a VM.   If that's the case, then indeed you can replace the 4GB module with an 8GB one.

To answer your original question (What type do I need and what brand?), you need a DDR3L SODIMM => the brand isn't a major constraint; but I'd use a reputable brand like Crucial or Kingston.    This would be fine:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148679
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Jesse BruffettConnect With a Mentor M&F-ing SorcererCommented:
16 is your max.
here is a youtube video with a full tear down so you can see how to pull the bottom off and where the ram is.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVdAdtG2Xpk
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artismobileAuthor Commented:
That's very helpful for me. If 16 is the max, can I add more or do I have to have an all new combination to get to 16?
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Jesse BruffettM&F-ing SorcererCommented:
Im guessing you have an 8gb stick and a 4gb stick. you will need to replace the 4gb stick with an 8gb stick and then you will have the max ram for your machine.
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nobusCommented:
best select the same brand for both sticks if possible;
you can use the crucial site to check the models :

http://www.crucial.com/usa/en/memory-info?cm_re=top-nav-_-flyout-memory-_-us-memory
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
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Gary CaseRetiredCommented:
"... you need DDR3 1600 low profile "  ??   No such thing as low-profile SODIMMs :-)
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
I should have just said DDR3L 1600.  Thanks for catching that out, Gary
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