Upgrading RAM on my Lenovo Thinkpad T410

I still use a Lenovo Thinkpad 410 as my main computer when travelling and teaching. It works fine, it is fast enough and has the video output I need.
So far, so good!
However, since in my training session I tend to use a couple of virtual machine to demonstrate concepts, I decided to upgrade my 4 GB RAM to the maximum supported 8 GB.
As a surprise, when I opened the RAM slot I found only a stick for a total size of 2 GB, so where was the other one? It took me a while to understand that the second memory stick is under the keyboard:

So if you have the very same Lenovo model, please take into account that a memory upgrade is not as simple as it is on other laptops.
Anyway, now my Lenovo has a full power of 8 GB, and that’s fine to run Linux hosting a couple of PostgreSQL virtual machines! Think about when your only operating system is asking for the total RAM!

The article Upgrading RAM on my Lenovo Thinkpad T410 has been posted by Luca Ferrari on September 18, 2019

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