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Can I upgrade the ram that comes with this from 4 to 16 gb?
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No, you can't because

 

(a) Your machine only has Intel® Pentium® Silver N5000 processor (CPU), its specs

 

         https://support.hp.com/au-en/document/c05987729

 

      therefore it ONLY has 1 slot of RAM and supports 8GB max. You can use RAM from

 

        http://www.crucial.com/usa/en/compatible-upgrade-for/HP---Compaq/hp-15-bs234wm

 

(b) Your machine runs 32bit OS that means it can't see RAM over 4GB. You still can install 8GB of RAM but you can only use 4GB max.

 

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I’m confused now. I contacted hp sales support after my post and the rep said that there’s 4 slots and it can be upgraded to 16gb. Please help.

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@njmcbeth wrote:
I’m confused now. I contacted hp sales support after my post and the rep said that there’s 4 slots and it can be upgraded to 16gb. Please help.

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Ok,

 

Now, please contact them again and ask them to install 16GB for you with ONE condition: you ONLY pay 16GB if machine has 4 slots otherwise you have to install 8GB for you FREE.

 

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I believe your information to be incorrect as follows:

The OS is 64 bit and not 32 bit as you have stated, and according to HP who I contacted directly - 

Supports up to 16 GB of system RAM in the following configurations

  • 16384-MB total system memory (8192×2)
  • 12288-MB total system memory (8192×1) + (4096×1)
  • 8192-MB total system memory (8192×1) or (4096×2)
  • 6144-MB total system memory (4096×1) + (2048×1)
  • 4096-MB total system memory (4096×1)

You can add total 16 gb for that you can add 2 8gb or with this 4 gb add 8 gb and then make it 12gb RAM

In addition, upon checking the configuration on my local machine, it states that there is 4GB installed on 1 of 2 slots.

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I've seen the inside of the HP 15-bs234wm and can confirm that only one RAM slot is soldered onto the board. There are contacts for a second slot but no slot attatched. The HP manual says that the N5000 only supports 4GB but I wanted to see for myself so I purchased a 1x8GB DDR4 module. The official Intel spec says the N5000 supports up to 8GB.

 

I just installed the single 8GB DDR4 @2400MHz memory module and it works perfectly! Shows up as 8GB in the BIOS and 7.8GB in task manager as expected. 

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Is the speed a lot better as a result of adding the RAM?......Mine is so slow...

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Not really noticeably faster, only helps if I want a lot of chrome tabs open.

 

For the speed of the computer there are a few things you can do that I have done myself: 

 

-Install an SSD to replace the stock hard drive

-Optimize Windows: disable and delete cortana, disable search indexing, disable system restore (system protection), disable startup items in task manager, optimize performance settings (drop shadows, smoothing, etc) in the advanced system settings, uninstall unnecessary programs like onedrive, disable all telemetry options and minimize data reporting / cloud connections in windows settings

-Use an adblocker for browser performance (this is even more important than getting an SSD if you have browser issues)

-Install latest drivers (graphics, chipset, wifi)

 

I was writing a guide for all of these steps but I realized they should be easy enough to search individually. I think the SSD and adblocker are the most important steps. I use uBlock origin and the difference in performance is very surprising. It mattered more when I was using a laptop with an N4000 but still very important with the N5000.

 

I have also upgraded my 15-bs234wm with a backlit keyboard and a new 1080p IPS display. If anyone wants my advice on those upgrades I'm always open to help.

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