Tuesday, May 12, 2020

How to Upgrade RAM capacity of an old laptop (Lenovo G505s)


In this post, I will show you how to upgrade the RAM of an old laptop. I have also included some troubleshooting methods if you face any problems after upgrading your RAM (which is not included in the above video).

My Laptop Configuration
  • Processor: AMD A10 (Elite Quad-Core)
  • Brand: Lenovo G505s
  • OS: Windows 10
  • RAM Before Upgrading: 8GB

To upgrade your RAM first remove the battery.

Next, Remove the back cover 

Next, Note down the RAM details (highlighted in RED) and order the RAM according to your RAM Details

Tips: While purchasing the RAM always purchase the same brand RAM so you can avoid the compatibility issue 

If your parts are similar to mine you can use the below Affiliate Links for purchasing the RAM which helps me a lot. 
  • Amazon India - https://amzn.to/2BkYP7m
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Now add the RAM to your empty slot on the Laptop

After adding the RAM turn on your laptop and go to Task Manager to check if your RAM capacity has been increased if not check the troubleshooting methods.

Troubleshooting Methods

Most of the times you may face the Hardware Reserved problem which will reserve 50% of the memory like the below picture

To solve this issue you can try below methods

Method 1: Remove your old RAM and insert only the New purchased RAM to check if the RAM is defective or not

Method 2: After confirming if the new purchased RAM is working fine insert both RAM and check if you're still facing the problem. If you're still facing the issue run the Memory Diagnostic Tool

To run the Memory Diagnostic Tool:
a) Right-click on Start and select Settings.
b) Type “Diagnose your computer's memory problems” in the search bar and press the Enter.

c) Now Follow the on-screen instructions to run it.

Method 3: Interchange the RAM slots 

Method 4: Update your BIOS and chipset drivers to the latest version

Method 5: Go to search & type "MSConfig" and then open the system configuration window


In the system configuration window go to "Boot" and click the "Advanced options..."

In the Boot Advanced Options check the Maximum memory & set the value to 0 & then uncheck the Maximum memory and apply the changes and restart the system.

Thanks for reading guys !!!

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