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05-11-2009 07:21 AM
Hey guys can someone help me? I want to upgrade the stock 2GB of ram in my HP m8000n desktop to 4GB but when I opened the side panel, all the hard drive enclosures are blocking my access to where the ram is installed. How do I get to it without removing pretty much taking the whole computer apart?
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05-11-2009 08:03 AM
05-11-2009 09:03 AM
What bit is your OS, 32 or 64. If 32 bit OS, your system can only use 3.5 gigs of ram. If you buy more than that you will be wasting your money. However if its a 64 bit system then you can max out the ram to mobo specs. Here is a link to install from HP.
Here is a link from HP on specs
Here is a link from HP on technical info
Here is link on mobo specs
I have the HP m8300f Media edition and the towers look identical. My ram is accessible, this may be do to newer model and engineering. Can you take some pictures of what the inside looks like and post them so I can see what I can do to help guide you.
CPU AMD Athlon 64x2 6000+ 3.0ghz
Motherboard Asus M4N78 Pro
Memory 3Gb PC2-5300 DDR2 @ 667mhz
Graphics Card BFG Nvidia Geforce 8400 GS 512MB DDR2
Monitor(s) Displays HP W1907 LCD 19", Gateway HD 19" LCD
Antec Earthwatt 80 plus 500 watts
Hard Drives 640GB 7200rpm SATA (2x320)
Other Info Optical: Super Muliti DVD burner w/lightscribe, Hauppauge WinTV HVR-1800
05-11-2009 09:41 AM
I have a 32bit OS. Running Vista Ultimate. I think I've found the instructions for it. http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c00841394.pdf
If you look on page 8, it details all the steps I have to do first just to get access to the memory sockets. Quite a pain IMHO. lol.
05-11-2009 11:19 AM
This support document should show you everything - how to remove the PMD bay and the 3.5 cage.
Please post rather than send me a Message. It's good for the community and I might not be able to get back quickly. - Thank you.
02-14-2010 01:05 PM
I remember adding RAM to my HP m8000n a few years ago. If you can squeeze the ram and your hands through, you don't actually have to remove anything except the side door.