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Akoya s4216 upgrade CPU? Ram?

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Chacka
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Akoya s4216 upgrade CPU? Ram?

Hello,

i have a s4216 Medion Akoya which i want to upgrade. Is it possible so change the CPU? If so, what is the best CPU i can mount?

I read something about the i5-3317U but havnt found any topics where ppl. did swap their CPUs.

What is the fastest Ram i can mount? I dont need 16gb but will upgrade to 8gb.

 

thx alot

Chacka

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tomv
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Thanks again @daddle. Really appreciate all your advice. My apology for not actually stating the second question I have 🙂

I've posted it as a new post (Akoya S4216 BIOS Password ). But basically the question is around BIOS password. I tried to  get into the BIOS for the first time and it has a password. Is this normal? Is there a default password?

Thanks, Tom

 

PD2
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A friend of mine has asked me to update her S4216 to Win 10. So the questions in this thread above apply.

1. Is it worth it? and then possibly updating to Win11?

2. The computer has 4GB ram. Can I just add another 4GB or must I purchase 8GB?

 

daddle
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@PD2 

 

Hi, first of all you should provide the MSN number of your PC, which gives an exakt Information about the status. So I can not know if you have 2x2 GB RAM, or 1x 4GB RAM inserted.

Basically the S 4216 could be equipped with 8 GB RAM in total, means 2x4 GB ram  modules

 

I do not trink your PC is Win 11 ready, therfore it is to old. Check with Microsofts tool. for that.

 

Cheers daddle

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Hey thanks for replying daddle.

The MSN number is 30014784, Where can I find out what this means for memory packages?

The reason I was asking about the upgrade to Win10 is that the machine refuses to download Windows updates. I have tried all the usual techniques to overcome this to no avail. Internet access works fine.

So last resort was to reinstall Win8 using F11 and to my surprise the machine still has the same problem!

So the original package is corrupt.

I could try and install Win8 from a USB disk but I'm not sure that it would pickup all the necessary drivers.

What do you recommend?

 

daddle
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@PD2 

 

As I wrote:


@daddle  schrieb:

Basically the S 4216 could be equipped with 8 GB RAM in total, means 2x4 GB ram  modules


The specs of your Ram are:

1x 4096 MB DDR3 SO-DIMM (PC3-10600 / 1333 MHz)
(Two banks, one is ccupied, 8 GB max.)  

So you can add one 4 GB modules of the same specs and brand as the one which ist installed already

Why no Window updates are downloaded I donot know. Extremely funny after you did a Restore with PowerRecoverF11).

Did you do a complete installation, or did you keep your data. This could be the reason.

 

Edit:

If you make an USB Stick(8 GB min) with the MediaCreationTool, and reinstall Win 10 from scrap, Win 10 will find most of the needed drivers. But there should be a folder drivers on your C;\ or D:\drive. Spome of then you could still use

 

 

Cheers, daddle

 

 

 

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Thank you so much for your help!

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