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ScrumpyJack
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Can I upgrade the RAM and hard drive on my laptop (HP Notebook - 15-ay168sa)

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Hi all, first post here, so please forgive if I am posting in the wrong area.

 

I have a 15-ay168sa laptop running Windows 10 Pro. Bought it for not very much money in January 2017. Only really use it to work from home etc. However it has got a bit sluggish recently. and I am looking at upgrading it before deciding if I should fork out for a new one.

 

So I am curious to know if it is possible to upgrade the RAM on this device and can I change the hard drive for an SSD? 

 

I guess my two questions are:

Can I upgrade my RAM on this laptop, and what is the most I can fit? Does it need to be a specific type.

Can I change/upgrade the hard drive to a SSD and what's the largest I can fit? Does it need to be a specific type or is there anything else I should know before taking this on.

 

Anyone that can help with the above would be great, links to compatible hardware would be even better!

 

Thanks in advance.

 

Jack

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Paul_Tikkanen
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Hi:

 

You can install as much as 2 x 8 GB of DDR4 memory in your notebook.

 

You can replace the 2.5" mechanical hard drive with a 2.5" SSD.

 

Since it already has an 8 GB memory module, just get this one to max it out.

 

Crucial CT8G4SFS824A 8 GB (DDR4, 2400 MT/s, PC4-19200, Single Rank x8, SODIMM, 260-Pin) Memory: Amaz...

 

I recommend this model SSD if you can live with 500 GB of storage...best performance for the price.

 

Western Digital WDS500G2B0A WD Blue 3D NAND Internal SSD 2.5 Inch SATA, 500 GB: Amazon.co.uk: Comput...

 

Below is the link to the service manual.

 

HP Notebook PC (Intel) * Models: 15-ay000 – 15-ay099 * Models: 15-ay100 – 15-ay199HP 250 G5 Notebook...

 

 

 

 

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Thanks Paul, that's a big help.

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You're very welcome.

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