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08-24-2010 08:49 AM - edited 08-24-2010 09:01 AM
I have the ze5568cl.
According to user manual and Kingston, the max RAM for this laptop is 1024. ("Up to 1 GB (1024 MB) SDRAM using 512-MB modules. At least 256 MB SDRAM preinstalled.")
Can I exceed this somehow OR if I even try to find modules that upgrade will the BIOS or WinXP Pro even recognize the upgrade? I am looking for more speed out of the laptop and Memory is the only way I can see to do this.
I would like to have 2 1024's in for more memory.
Over the yrs this laptop has provided me such great service and really do not want to dispose of it... would rather put a few $$$ into RAM instead.
Also, here is more information...
|product name||Pavilion ze5500|
Thank you in advance for your input / help.
|Help and Support version||126.96.36.199SP|
08-25-2010 09:45 AM
That is not what I was hoping to hear actually. Then sounds like I might have to clean my drive and start fresh -- typically running slowly -- especially last month with 69 percent available on the hard drive.
Was hoping there was way around the BIOS issue if that was limitation.
08-25-2010 10:04 AM
I should clarify my statement, I said a bios flash would not help, but sometimes a bios update will include a provision to install more memory, but it is rare, and when I looked at all the bios revisions for that model there was no indication that any of them provided for this, but sometimes they do not always state everything in the fixes and enhancements section of the bios update.
It is possible installing the latest bios could allow for more memory but it is a gamble, and since bios flashing is inherently risky I don't suggest you experiment, plus it would require you to purchase memory that may not be usable in that system.
Its much safer to clean install, and 1gig should be more than enough memory, I have run XP with 512mb with no signs of system slowdown, but I also turn off unnecessary windows services and keep startup software to a minimum.