Upgrading Lenovo V55t with AMD Ryzen 3 3200G, More RAM and Additional Storage
Lenovo V55t is a tower desktop PC. It is a budget friendly computer but provides what is needed for home and office use. Although it is not made for gaming it might become a decent fit even for this purpose with some upgrades.
Lenovo V55t supports CPU up to AMD Ryzen 7, up to 32GB DDR4 2666 MHz RAM, up to 2TB 7200rpm SATA HDD and up to 512GB PCIe SSD. The particular configuration that I have bought came with AMD Ryzen 3 3200G CPU, 8GB RAM and 256GB SSD with Windows 10.
Follow the steps below to disassemble Lenovo V55t as shown in the video:
Turn off the computer and remove all connected devices and cables.
Optionally, unlock any locking device that secures the computer cover if such are present.
Remove the computer cover.
Remove the front bezel.
Press the mechanical parts to release drive bay.
Pivot the drive bay assembly upward and downward.
The motherboard of Lenovo V55t-API15 has two memory slots: DIMM1 and DIMM2. The unit that I bought out of the box had a single 8GB DDR4 2666Mhz RAM installed on DIMM2. I purchased a second identical RAM which I installed on DIMM2. The upgrade of the RAM is straigh-forward. As a result the computer is with 16GB DDR4 RAM.
Out of the box my Lenovo V55t is with 256GB SSD on which is installed the operating system. Btw the PC came with Windows 10 but I highly recommend removing it and switching to Linux, for example Ubuntu. To increase the storage size I performed a low-cost upgrade with 1TB WD Blue 3.5 inch HDD, SATA 6Gb/s, 7200rpm and 64MB cache. Inside the case of Lenovo V55t there are SATA cable and power cable which are attached to the drive bay. Detach both cables and use them to connect the HDD to the motherboard.
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