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can I add more RAM to my HP pavilion dv7 notebook PC?

Am new to laptops and was looking to boost its performance for gaming current RAM is 4 GB (3.48 GB usable) any help in telling me what higher RAM sizes might be compatiable would be greatly appreciated.

 

the following probably isn't needed but just in case its of any help here's some of my laptops other specs (system type 64 bit operating system), (processor AMD A63410MX APU with Radeon(tm) HD graphics 1.60 GHZ) using windows home premium.

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linkofhyrule wrote:

Am new to laptops and was looking to boost its performance for gaming current RAM is 4 GB (3.48 GB usable) any help in telling me what higher RAM sizes might be compatiable would be greatly appreciated.

 

the following probably isn't needed but just in case its of any help here's some of my laptops other specs (system type 64 bit operating system), (processor AMD A63410MX APU with Radeon(tm) HD graphics 1.60 GHZ) using windows home premium.


Since your operating system is 64-bit you can swap the installed memory for two 4GB modules. Be certain that you purchase only guaranteed compatible memory modules if you want it to work properly on the first boot up with the new modules. Is your operating system Windows 7?

 

This would have been easier for me  if you had included the entire p/n of your notebook. Just stating dv7 is like saying I have a car and it is a chevrolet. It would be more informative to know that your car is a Corvette.  My notebook, for example, is a dv7-4181ea. That gives detailed model information other than the series.

 





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Thanks for replying and yes it is windows 7 as for the product number its , currently have 2 seperate 2GB SODIMM other 1333 MHz Samsung if someone could give me the name of compatiable 4 GB RAM cards that'd be a real help thanking you.

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sorry think that was the wrong number I gave the full name is HP pavilion dv7-6b05ea hopefully that's a bit more helpful, also came acrosss a site saying I can upgrade to 16 GB and wanted to make sure its correct before buying link to site here

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linkofhyrule wrote:

sorry think that was the wrong number I gave the full name is HP pavilion dv7-6b05ea hopefully that's a bit more helpful, also came acrosss a site saying I can upgrade to 16 GB and wanted to make sure its correct before buying link to site here


That is correct information and Crucial is a great brand of memory. Crucial memory is guaranteed compatible memory when you use their memory finder. Enjoy the 16GB.





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Thanks again for replying!!!

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You are welcome. :




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Okay, I found this thread while searching for info on adding ram to my HP DV7-2273d.  Is the information about maximum memory the same?

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No yours is older and will not take 16gb. Yours maxes at 8 gb.

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Thanks.  Yeah, I went to the Crucial site and ran their diagnostic so I figured it out.  Ordered 8GB and will live with that.

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