10-16-2016 02:04 PM
I am looking for detailed instructions on how to upgrade the RAM in the m1-u001dx 11.6" laptop. I upgraded the hard drive to an SSD variety, but I did not find the memory stick to ugprade the RAM.
The following video and website was helpful for a basic overview, but it appears to be for a different laptop configuration: http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c04179226
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10-16-2016 02:22 PM
The manual says
Support DDR4–2133 Dual Channel
Supports up to 16–GB maximum on–board system memory
DDR4–2133 Dual Channel Support
● 16384 MB (8192 MB × 2 pieces)
● 12288 MB (8192 MB + 4096 MB)
● 8192 MB (4096 MB × 2 pieces)
● 8192 MB (8192 MB × 1)
● 6144 MB (2048 MB + 4096 MB)
● 4096 MB (4096 MB × 1)
That means no slots for you to add. Your machine is 001, few other machines from 002 to 099 may have full on-board 16GB
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02-05-2017 03:01 PM
Hi, I'd love to hear if you successfully installed the RAM module upgrade, as well as the guide you used to upgrade to an SSD. I am looking to make those exact same upgrades myself, and have been having a lot of trouble finding any support documentation for maintenance and service for our model (m1-u001dx).
Thanks so much!
02-05-2017 07:41 PM - edited 02-05-2017 07:44 PM
I found some guides from HP that helped show some of the internals of the laptop. I didn't save them and I can't recall where they are anymore. They didn't help much, but they did give me the confidence to start tearing it apart.
The SSD hard drive upgrade is fairly easy. The back of the laptop has screws underneath all of the pieces of rubber, as well as the plastic little center piece. You have to use something to pry off all of the parts to see the screws.
I bought an SSD card replacement kit from BestBuy that came with the cable for transferring the data from the old one to the new one.
The laptop does have a memory stick that can be upgraded. It is the most involved component to get to. The memory stick is located underneath the motherboard. You basically have to take the entire laptop apart to remove the motherboard.
I enjoy doing stuff like that and didn't think it was too difficult, but I know that can be intimidating to some that have never done something like this before. I do the work at a big table and place all the screws that I have removed next to me on the table in somewhat of the same layout as when they were in the laptop. It helps me easily see where to put the screws back. You also have to be delicate with lifting up all the tabs that lock in the cables for each component.
02-07-2017 07:16 AM
02-08-2017 08:22 AM
It is definitely better with the SSD and 8g of RAM, but it is pushing the limits of the processor. Most demanding applications or games would be better on a more capable computer. The SSD drive is probably the better upgrade for daily computing like file management and using default programs.