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    Mismatch Memory Modules

    If I upgrade laptop memory with mismatch modules, would this work or should be avoided? I read from other forums, they said it will be fine but it will run at the slowest speed of the two modules.

    For example, the laptop comes with two 8 GB modules. Instead of wasting all of it, can I buy a 32 GB module and use it with the other 8 GB module?
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    What is the make/model of the laptop?

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    LG Gram 17" Intel Evo Platform Laptop - 11th Gen Intel i7-1195G7 - 2560 x 1600 Display
    Model 17Z95P-K.AAE8U1
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    According to the specs, it should have RAM onboard and isn't upgradable. I see configurations with 8 or 16GB.
    https://www.kingston.com/unitedstate...tebook-gram-17

    MEMORY
    Standard
    8 GB (Non-removable)
    16 GB (Non-removable)

    Maximum
    8 GB or 16 GB

    EXPANSIONS
    0 Socket(s) DRAM soldered to motherboard

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    After your post, I did a bit of research. This guy said it is upgrade able but it could be a different model. https://youtu.be/iiaeK1GHAls?t=388

    While on BestBuy forums, someone answered it cannot not be upgraded. It is not the exact same model as from Costco but very closed.

    https://www.bestbuy.com/site/lg-gram...?skuId=6481064

    BestBuy: 17Z95P-K.AAB8U1
    Costco: 17Z95P-K.AAE8U1

    Just strange that a laptop's RAM cannot be upgraded. That is the first time I have seen that.
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    Unfortunately, you are right and so lucky that you pointed that out. I downloaded the "User Guide" and on page 65:

    System Memory LPDDR4x Onboard Memory
    Memory of 3 GB or more is supported only in a 64-bit O/S.
    Memory size may differ depending on the model. The user must not
    arbitrarily replace or add the memory

    https://www.lg.com/us/support/manual...7Z95P-K.AAE8U1

    That is so crazy. I thought that all Laptops RAM can be upgraded, especially for this brand.
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    MidKnyte, can I get your thoughts on the RAM upgrade of the Lenovo Legion Model 82JF002RUS. Can RAM be upgraded?

    Overall, which laptop would you choose between the LG Gram and the Lenovo Legion 5? Both are at Costco but LG Gram is on sale for $500 off which is about $1100. The Lenovo Legion 5 is about $1299 and is not on sale.

    The one thing I do not like about the LG Gram is that it is slim and therefore has no ethernet port while the Lenovo Legion has an ethernet port. LG Gram, I would have to buy a docking station for it.
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    I can't find the 82JF002RUS listed on Crucial.com, but it seems to be a Lenovo Legion 5 series laptop. If this is the right series, it says 2 SODIMM slots.
    https://psref.lenovo.com/syspool/Sys...ITH6H_Spec.pdf

    https://www.theverge.com/22529429/le...mance-features

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    Which one would you get between these two?

    Lenovo LEGION 5 Pro 16" Gaming Laptop - 11th Gen Intel Core i7-11800H - 165Hz 2560 x 1600 Display - Storm Gray
    Item 1587581
    Model 82JF002RUS
    https://www.costco.com/lenovo-legion...100794372.html


    LG Gram 17" Intel Evo Platform Laptop - 11th Gen Intel i7-1195G7 - 2560 x 1600 Display - Windows 11
    Item 1588405
    Model 17Z95P-K.AAE8U1
    https://www.costco.com/lg-gram-17%22...100794692.html
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    It depends on what you want to do.

    The Lenovo 82JF002RUS has more powerful CPU and GPU.
    https://www.notebookcheck.net/Intel-....525586.0.html
    https://www.notebookcheck.net/Intel-....539149.0.html

    The LG Gram is lighter (3lbs vs 5lbs).

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    The main thing is the resolution which both are the same.

    Then next is the upgradeable RAM because I use virtualization a lot and I have many programs running at once. This alone probably will be the Lenovo Legion.

    The weight is not going to matter to me.
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    The Lenovo CPU has 8 CPU cores vs. the LG's 4 cores. More cores would be better if you run virtual machines.

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    Another good point from you MidKnyte. Thanks
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