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06-16-2011 03:16 PM
I recently purchased a used DV7-1235dx and want to upgrade the RAM to 8GB, but I'm having a hard time determining exactly which memory modules are best for accomplishing this (in a general sense - I don't mean the brand, though thoughts on that are welcome, too). I have Windows 7 64-bit. Can someone point me in the right direction?
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06-16-2011 03:54 PM
I suggest you run the free Crucial.com memory advisor tool and it will tell you what memory you need to buy for your PC:
Based on what I could find on my own, I'm thinking you would need PC2-6400 for your machine, but let the scanner tool do its thing to confirm.
I have always bought Crucial memory, however for a 4 GB chip, it is pretty pricey.
So, I found that Patriot memory is much less expensive and it works great! I put 2x4 GB Patriot chips in my HP Elitebook 6930p and 2 x 4GB Patriot chips in my son's HP Elitebook 6910p.
I just bought a brand new HP Elite 8200 CMT. It came with 4 GB of ddr3 memory. I bought a 4 GB Patriot chip and it works great. Since the chip worked, I just ordered two more to max out this new box.
Here's the link to the place I got my Patriot notebook memory if the crucial scanner confirms this is what you need. You can also read all the reviews from consumers who bought the memory.
06-17-2011 08:26 AM
Oh, I should add that I misspelled the model - my soon-to-arrive HP laptop is a DV7-1285dx, not a DV7-1235dx. Updating in case others find this info helpful.
06-17-2011 08:45 AM
Checking the Crucial Memory Advisor tool shows no changes in the memory you need for the model you are getting.
PC2-6400. Run the automatic scanner though to confirm.