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Maximum RAM Touchsmart TX2 1340ea 1160ea 1015ea. PLEASE HELP !!

Hi. Hopefully someone can help ! :-)  We have 3 HP Touchsmart laptops used for education, models TX2-1340ea TX2-1160ea  TX-1015ea.  They are upgraded to Windows 8. For performance of some of the key education programs we really need to have the RAM greater than the 4GB (2x2) installed.  My query is the HP website states a maximum of 4GB system memory, but I have heard whispers that as the machines are 64 bit (running AMD Turion X2 Dual-Core Mobile Processors RM-77, RM-75, RM-74) that actually they can support  & use 6GB or even 8GB total system memory.  The 4GB sticks of RAM are not cheap, so before buying any we need to know if they will work? Any help that anyone can give will be greatly appreciated. Many Thanks

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Re: Maximum RAM Touchsmart TX2 1340ea 1160ea 1015ea. PLEASE HELP !!

Buy the memory from crucial.com, ordering by model number and if crucial will sell you 8 gigs they will guarantee it will work. Crucial constantly tests computers and has a vested interest in selling you the most memory possible.

 

The max for the tx-1000 series is 2 gb:

 

http://www.crucial.com/upgrade/HP+-+Compaq-memory/Pavilion+Notebooks/Pavilion+tx1000+Series-upgrades...

 

The max for the TX2-1000 series is 4 gigs:

 

http://www.crucial.com/upgrade/HP+-+Compaq-memory/TouchSmart+tx2/TouchSmart+tx2-1340ea-upgrades.html

 

I think you may find that 6 gb will work on the tx2s but I really doubt you can install 8 gb on that hardware. The tx-1000 for example I know from experience will not even take 4 gigs so I am not sure how you have 4 gigs in it. 

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Re: Maximum RAM Touchsmart TX2 1340ea 1160ea 1015ea. PLEASE HELP !!

Hi. Thanks for that reply, what do you think I can do to be more certain if 6gb will work ? Many Thanks Andrew

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