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Upgrade all-in-one desktop PC to 8 GB of ram from 4 GB?

HP Pavilion All-in-One - 22-a113w (Touch)
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

Is it possible and what tools will I need?  What is the best 4 GB module to buy if I can do this.  Would like to stop the computer from "grinding" the hard drive so much... 🙄

 

Thanks,

Kyle

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Greetings Kyle,

Welcome to the forum.

I am not a HP employee.

 

Adding more memory may not solve a HDD grinding problem. Windows 10 runs best on 8 GB to 16 GB of memory.

 

The best upgrade to solve poor performance is going to a SSD.

 

HP Support, at this time, is not allowing me to review your PC's product specifications.

 

You need a SATA or PCIe SDD.

 

Regards

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Hi Kyle,

There are many possible upgrades.

Max RAM is 16GB of DDR3L 1600MHz RAM (2x8GB)

Example of RAM

https://www.crucial.com/usa/en/compatible-upgrade-for/HP-Compaq/pavilion-22-a113w-touchsmart-all-in-...

On page 13 of doc below, you can see how to upgrade RAM

http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c04717173

 

as @Grzwacz states, a 2.5" SSD would give a boost to performance. So, you could replace the hard drive with a 2.5" SATA3 SSD such as the 2.5" Samsung 860 Evo or similar

You can see on page 11 of the doc how to replace the drive (naturally you only need to open the device once 😀)

You can then perform a clean install of Windows 10 using media from Microsoft and let it completely update by going into settings and verifying for updates.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10

You can then install HP support assistant to update HP drivers and more

https://www8.hp.com/us/en/campaigns/hpsupportassistant/hpsupport.html

 

You could also consider upgrading the Pentium CPU you have in the machine to an Intel Core CPU, you can probably find used ones online for cheap.

If you look in the spec sheet below under Processor>Processor Upgrade Information you can see the compatible CPUs.

https://support.hp.com/us-en/product/hp-pavilion-22-a100-all-in-one-desktop-pc-series-touch/8499728/...

No more grinding!! 😅

 

Hope it helps,

David

 

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If I upgrade my computer will my OS stay registered or will I have to re-enter a product key for Win10?  Which components will affect Windows (10) if I upgrade or change them?

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Hi Kylan,

 

Memory upgrades don't affect Windows activation.

 

A motherboard change will normally cause a activation issue.

 

Regards

 

 

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