05-17-2014 12:34 PM
The specs for a HP Pavilion 17-E107ED speak of an internal memory of 12GB (=8GB + 4GB) 1600MHz DDR3 SO-DIMM. I'd like to swap the 4GB for aanother 8GB module.
What are the specs of such a memory-module? DDR3 SO-DIMM 1600MHz 204 pin xx volt? Do I have to worry about the voltage or do all such modules come in one (1) single voltage?
05-17-2014 02:10 PM
Below is the link to the service manual for your notebook.
Memory upgrade info can be found in chapter 1 on page 6.
There are two things to be concerned with (other than the speed)-- voltage and density
1. Note the spec calls for DDR3L 1600 MHz memory modules (PC3L-12800).
That means you must select a memory module with the 1.35 Volts spec, not 1.5 Volts
2. Density. Buy a module with 8 black memory chips on each side of the board, not 4.
05-17-2014 05:53 PM
Thanks. Looks like this manual contains everything I´d ever need to know about this notebook.
However, there´s something I do not quite understand. Chapter 1 - page 6 talks about "support for up to 12288 MB of system RAM". Does this mean that this is the maximum amount of RAM that's supported for this model? I cannot go up to 16GB?
I'm not exactly going to be hamstrung with a 12GB max, but it just doesn't sound logical. Why shouldn't I be able to max out to 16GB?
05-17-2014 07:47 PM
You're very welcome, Willem.
I noticed that 12 GB limitation too, and it makes no sense to me either.
I don't work for HP and I can't say why they put that info like that.
It could be a mistake. Would not be the first time the manual was wrong.
The processor and chipset in your notebook support 16 GB of memory.
If there is any limitation, it is an artifical one in the BIOS.
I would run the free Crucial memory scan tool and see what it reports.
I see no apparent reason why the notebook can't run with 2 x 8 GB of memory.
05-19-2014 04:14 AM
I found at least 2 sites, where it's said that the model should support 16GB and one gave the specs of such a module.
However, that's for the future. For now, thanks for your help.