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For most OEM laptops (Lenovo / Dell / HP / etc.), there is a whitelist of WLAN adapters contained in the BIOS. You'll only be able to add adapters christened by the manufacturer.
However, I see that the Y520 also ships with the Intel 8265 card with the following spec:
So if you find that particular card, you may be in luck. There are absolutely no guarantees, though.
8265 WLAN in Y520 close-up: https://i1.wp.com/laptopmedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/IMG_20170206_181830.jpg
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As Gize2 mentioned, custom integrations may or may not work. We recommend to check with Computer Manufacturer Support if your PC allows replacing the Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165 with an Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265. As you can see in this comparison, they have similar features.
Please keep in mind that Intel does not support, nor recommends custom integration of wireless adapters since this may lead to installation errors, connection issues, software error messages, and in some cases it may even be illegal.
Intel does not recommend end users install or upgrade the various Intel® Wireless Adapter. For more information, please check the following advisories:
Why Doesn't My Laptop Recognize My New Intel® Wireless Adapter?
Regulatory Information Regarding Hardware Installation or Upgrade