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20Q500E0UK
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PF1WJAV7
 
https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/ie/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/thinkpad-l-series-laptops/thinkpad-l490-type-20q5-20q6/20q5/20q500e0uk/pf1wjav7/warranty


Ive been told by supplier ... 


CT16G4SFD824A               speed 2400
 
Only the 2400 is in stock, and the ram will default to the slower speed, are you ok with that ?


I have to get the memory from https://eu.crucial.com


So is 2400 a higher speed than required but it drops to the correct speed. 


i.e. I know it will work, but it wont slow the Laptop down right? 

I cant see the spec where it say swhat spped this PC works at. 


Thanks 

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Kimputer

8/22/2022 - Mon
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rindi

I'm not sure what exactly you want to do. From what I can see, you currently have 32 GB installed, two 16 GB Modules running at 2666 speed. Now do you want to add more RAM? If so, are you going to replace both modules with 2 x 32 GB Modules, or just one?

If you are going to replace just one of the two modules with 32 GB module, & that 32 GB module runs at 2400, compared with your current 16 GB Modules which run at 2666, then yes the speed of your remaining 16 GB module will also drop to 2400.

Memory speeds on the other hand normally won't make much of difference to the overall PC performance though.

kenfcamp

I have to get the memory from https://eu.crucial.com

You have to get the memory from crucial?
You can't get Crucial memory through one of their resellers New Egg (for example) has inventory of faster compatible crucial memory in stock.

Over all (as mentioned above) the speed of your existing memory will lower to the speed of the slowest installed stick

Performance wise you shouldn't notice a difference. But later when upgrading it could come back to bite you

Example: You can't' get any more 2400mhz memory and have to buy a higher speed for more money knowing you're throwing money out the window because the faster memory will only be throttled back by the existing 2400mhz stick
Sunny

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Hi,

To clarify:

This laptop has 1 x 16 gig of memory in it with 1 bay free. Ive opened it up and see the bay free.

I want to add  1 x 16
So is this memory a good choice ? is it equal to or higher than the current spec of memory installed?
https://eu.crucial.com/memory/ddr4/ct16g4sfd824a




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rindi

But according to the Lenovo Link you posted in your Question, both RAM slots are already occupied with 16GB each...

It is always best to match the 2 installed to be equivalent in their specs. If I were you I'd look for another shop that does have the 2666 modules in stock, or wait until your shop has them.

https://www.newegg.com/samsung-16gb-260-pin-ddr4-so-dimm/p/1B4-001D-005D9?Description=ram&cm_re=ram-_-1B4-001D-005D9-_-Product&quicklink=true

https://www.newegg.com/samsung-16gb-260-pin-ddr4-so-dimm/p/0RM-002H-00154?Description=ram&cm_re=ram-_-0RM-002H-00154-_-Product&quicklink=true





Sunny

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I opened up the Laptop and it has 1x16 and one free.  So at some stage x1 was removed ...

Ideally yes it would be good to have identical - this isnt an ideal situation. We keepexisting one and add 1 module

We are not buying from an alt supplier - It has to be Crucial 

Ive been told by a third party supplying us - Crucial say its compatable 

Im just making sure that memory doesnt clock down the existing memory 
rindi

It does clock down the existing RAM as we told you already. The original RAM will no longer run at 2666, but will be clocked down to 2400, it will run at the max speed of the new RAM, 2400. Besides that, the PC already has Samsung branded Memory, & not Crucial, so that alone would make it a better fit.
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kenfcamp

We are not buying from an alt supplier - It has to be Crucial ...
Im just making sure that memory doesnt clock down the existing memory

Yes it will
Sunny

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Hi,
Re rindi - "It does clock down the existing RAM as we told you already."
Apols Im multi tasking and missed that.

The original RAM will no longer run at 2666 - OK

... but will be clocked down to 2400 - yeah thats no good.

Kimputer

2400 is the rated clock speed, how is the RATED CLOCKSPEED PROVIDED BY INTEL not good (belonging to your CPU and chipset)?
I wonder what microchip masters degree you have to be able to contradict Intel's own specs?
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