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Can Presario C700 hold 3GB+ of RAM

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Presario C700
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So I have a Presario C700 with 3GB of RAM. I achieve this by placing the 1GB RAM on the lower slot. However I am more interested in upgrading RAM because 3GB is not gonna boot Chrome up. So can I replace the 2GB on upper slot and replace it with a 4GB? Please ignore any grammatical errors, thanks.

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Hi:

 

Below is the link to the service manual for your notebook.

 

c01301275.pdf (hp.com)

 

According to chapter 1 of the manual, the max memory is only 2 x 1 GB.

 

Since you already have 3 GB installed, it may be possible that you can remove the 1 GB chip and install a 2 GB chip.

 

On some of those older models even when you install 4 GB, only 3 GB shows up as usable.

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Well I tried and when booting up, the BIOS say 4GB of RAM, it passed memory test but it can’t boot into OS. Windows would just be stuck in Automatic Repair mode. 

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Then you have your answer.

 

3 GB was OK even though it exceeded the manual's 2 GB limit, but 4 GB is out of the question.

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Ah **bleep**, thank for your help.

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There have been members who have asked about upgrades to the Presario C700 over the years.

 

There is nothing official that says that installing more than 2 GB will be a successful upgrade,

 

however there have been members who have reported success with 6 GB,

 

Here is an example of a thread.

https://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/Compaq-Presario-C700-maximum-u...



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You're very welcome.

 

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