04-24-2020 02:32 AM - edited 04-24-2020 03:28 AM
good morning, I would like to increase the ram to my hp pavilio dv6000
product name HP Pavilion dv6000 (RP985EA # ABZ)
now i have two 512mb banks i tried with 2 2gb banks but the computer does not start, do i have to update the bios or does it not support them? up to how many GB can I get?
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05-25-2020 07:02 AM
You should be able to see the BIOS version your notebook is on in the BIOS' system information window, or in the under the system information program shown in the Windows administrative tools programs section.
In any event, this was the last BIOS HP released for your model.
It will include whatever previous BIOS update that fixed the blue screen error when 2 x 2 GB of memory was added.
Info file: F.2E April 12, 2010
I am pretty sure that if you install 2 x 2 GB of memory in that model, only 3 GB shows up as usable, no matter what BIOS version is installed.
05-27-2020 09:13 AM - edited 05-27-2020 09:23 AM
Glad the BIOS update got the PC to recognize all 4 GB of memory, 3.0 GB usable.
In order for Windows to see and use the whole 4 GB, your notebook needed to have the mobile Intel 965 chipset which supports 8 GB of memory.
Yours has the mobile Intel 945 chipset which, even with a 64 bit OS would make no difference in what you are seeing now.
As a matter of fact, a 64 bit operating system would perform worse in your notebook because 64 bit OS' require more memory and disk space than a 32 bit OS does. Not double, but more.