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09-17-2021 02:12 AM
With the current situation of some laptops not being available, looking at upgrading a current laptop spec is going to be a solution.
I have an HP 250 G6 Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-7500U (7th Gen) laptop with RAM 8GB (DDR4-2133MHz SODIMM), system board 832A 23.70. There are two slots available and one slot has 8GB kingston 2133MHz (DDR4) l would like to upgrade to 16GB or 32GB RAM, but my IT guys say's the manual for the laptop is a max of 8GB. HP 250 G6 Notebook PC Maintenance and Service Guide details on Page 1 (makes no sense) 16 GB with 2x4096 or 1x8192. Is the confusion over the memory modules? i.e. PC3L-1600 is max 8-GB and PC4L-2400 is max 16GB/32GB, but the manual does not reflects the difference!
1) Based on the Motherboard spec's, can I upgrade to 16GB?
2) If I can upgrade to 16Gb, could I use any one of the below? which should I use
Option 2.1) 2 x 8GB Crucial (DDR4-2400 SODIMM)
Option 2.2) 2 x 8GB HP(SK Hynix) (DDR4-2666 SODIMM)
3) What will happen if I upgraded to 16GB and the system is only set for 8GB, what are the risk and what will happen to the laptop?
09-17-2021 08:14 AM
Your notebook supports a max of 2 x 8 GB of DDR4-2133 MHz memory.
I recommend that you use the compatible Crucial DDR4-2400 memory chip recommended for your model.
If you haven't installed a solid state drive, I recommend that upgrade too since you have to take the notebook apart to add the memory to it.
You can either clone your existing drive configuration to the SSD via a SATA to USB cable or use the HP cloud recovery tool to create a bootable USB recovery drive that will reinstall W10, the drivers and the software that originally came with your notebook on the SSD.
Here is a link for how to use the cloud recovery tool.