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01-03-2012 07:36 AM
4 months ago I needed a laptop, and my choice was HP G62-b50sq. I'm happy with my choice, but it came with only 3GB of memory, and that's just not enough for me.
I've read a lot of reviews and specifications of this particular configuration, and in all of them it says that the maximum memory accepted is 4GB. Here comes the question: Why? The processor is P6100, so it has an integrated memory controller for DDR3-1066 and it supports 8GB of RAM, so why this particular laptop supports only half? Or it isn't enough physical space inside for the dual sided slots to fit?
Intel P6100 @ 2.00GHz
ATi Radeon 5470 512MB DDR3
Seagate HDD 500GB
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01-03-2012 08:22 AM - edited 01-03-2012 08:23 AM
Below is the link to the service manual for your notebook.
There is conflicting info on the product specs page and the service manual.
Product specs state max is 4 GB.
Service manual states max is 8 GB (2 x 4GB).
Download and run the free Crucial memory scanner. That will tell you how much memory you can install in your notebook.
I'm pretty sure it will come back and tell you that you can install 8 GB.
If for some unforeseen reason it doesn't, then you can always gamble and buy one 4 GB chip, and install it and see what happens.
4 GB DDR3 chips are not too expensive (less than $20.00).
01-03-2012 09:54 AM
Thanks a lot, I will try the Crucial Memory Scanner when my laptop comes back from service, I have already ordered a 4GB module, so if it doesn't work with more than 4GB, at least I will have 4GB, not 3GB.