Lenovo H530s – How To Upgrade Your RAM

The Lenovo H530s series is a nice budget slimline desktop PC.  It comes stock with 4GB of RAM.  Max out your RAM to get a little better performance.

Earlier this year I was able to purchase one on sale at Frys for $380 with the following stats.

  • Machine Type 10132
  • Product Family: Lenovo H530s
  • Configuration Number: 5732112
  • CPU: Intel I3 4130 3.4Ghz
  • 1 TB hard drive
  • 4 GB ram
  • Windows 8


  • Philips Screwdriver

RAM  Use for Upgrade

The maximum amount of RAM for the Lenovo H530s is 16GB of DDR3 1600Mhz.  The RAM used in the video was a Kingston HyperX Blu 16GB kit with 2 x 8GB 1600Mhz modules.  This RAM was chosen because it was one of the more affordable kits that I recognized the brand name on.

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Kingston HyperX Blu RAM used in upgrade

Kingston HyperX Blu RAM used in upgrade

5 Tips for Adding RAM to the Lenovo H530s

  1. The area where the RAM goes on the motherboard is cramped.  Don’t be affraid to take the DVD drive out, there are just 2 screws on the front holding it in place.  You’ll have plenty of room.
  2. Before installing the RAM push the levers back on both memory slots.  This will release the stock 4GB module and get both slots ready for the new RAM.
  3. Never handle the RAM by the contacts.
  4. There is a short series of connections and a long series.  Make sure your RAM is facing the correct way.  I know it seems obvious but even careful people make mistakes.
  5. Use the guides in the levers to slide the RAM in place and press it in evenly until you hear both sides click.  I have a bad habit of pushing in one side at a time.  It may seem like you’re pushing pretty hard but it’ll be OK.

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1 thought on “Lenovo H530s – How To Upgrade Your RAM”

  1. I have the same computer, so thanks for the helpful video & tips. I don’t want to spend the $ to do 16GB and take out installed 4GB. Instead I was thinking of just adding 8 GB to the empty slot. Is this doable for this computer? I believe there may be restrictions on how much and which (i.e, in which order) slots memory can be added but I’ve not been able to find any definitive info on this. Thanks.

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