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03-15-2009 04:55 PM
I was looking to upgrade the memory for my HP Pavilion Entertainment dv9000 notebook.
Documentation indicates 2gb max memory and that it has 2 memory slots.
Memory is DDR2 PC-53000 667mhz.
My question is can it take a single 2gb memory module, or do I have to put in 2 - 1gb memory modules?
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03-15-2009 06:09 PM
To get the best performance, you should install a matched set of 2 1Gb RAM modules.
It *may* work with one 2GB module, but performance would be negatively affected by having only one module installed.
03-15-2009 07:33 PM
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04-19-2009 11:17 AM
04-19-2009 11:29 AM
If your motherboard only supports 2GB, then putting 2 2GB modules in will result in problems.
First, if you are running a 32 bit OS, it will only be able to access a little over 3GB.
Next, nearly every application/program available today is written to use only 2GB of RAM.
Going from 1GB to 2 GB of RAM will yield a significant performance increase.
Going form 2 GB to 4GB of RAM will result in a much, much smaller perfromance increase.
If your motherboard supports on 2GB of RAM, then install *ONLY* 2GB.
04-19-2009 11:39 AM
thanks NoNo you are a "BAD DOG"
I have a Pavillion dv9607 32-bit Vista Home Prem. I currently have 1gig RAM w/2each 500mb modules. With what you said I'll look into buying 2ea 1gig mods rather than 2ea 2gigs
09-26-2009 05:18 PM
01-26-2012 10:00 AM
Despite HP's published information and technical advice stating the dv9000 is limited to a maximum of 2GB, I learned this is simply incorrect. I own a dv9231ca (Vista hp upgraded to W7 Ultimate) and a dv9774ca (Vista hp). The dv9231ca came with 2GB and the dv9774ca came with 3GB. The dv9231ca 2GB Windows 7 machine was virtually unusable due to inadequate memory. Rather than biting the bullet and buying a new laptop, I swapped the memory between machines and found the dv9231ca Windows 7 worked fine with 3GB. The Vista machine is fine with 2GB.