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I want to upgrade my Hp 15 Ay543tu, what are my possibilities?

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Hp 15 AY543TU
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

Hi want to upgrade my hp ay543tu laptop with 16gigs of ram and a ssd. does this laptop supports m.2 slots??


if not does a ssd into the drive caddy works fine??

i also want to upgrade the wifi card, does it requires any special pin compatibility???


thanks in advance.

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If your notebook did not come with a M.2 SSD from HP, then it does not have a M.2 slot.


I would never put a SSD in an optical drive caddy, because it uses a slower speed port.


Replace the existing 2.5" mechanical hard drive with a 2.5" SSD and use the HP cloud recovery tool to create a bootable USB recovery drive that will reinstall W10, the drivers and the software that originally came with your notebook.


Here is an info link for how to use that utility.


HP Consumer PCs - Using the HP Cloud Recovery Tool (Windows 10, 7) | HP® Customer Support


Then if you want to put the mechanical hard drive in a DVD drive caddy and use it for extra storage, you could do that.


There is only one wifi card you can upgrade to since your notebook only has one antenna cable and that is this one...


Realtek RTL8821CE 802.11 ac 1x1 WiFi + Bluetooth 4.2 Combo Adapter (MU-MIMO supported) HP part # L17365-005.


You can find this model on eBay, or Ali Express,


The card will have the same throughput as the 8723BE/DE on the 2.4 GHz wifi band, but on the 5.0 GHz wifi band, it will have a max throughput of 433 MBPS when you have an AC router with an excellent wifi signal strength.

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Its specs



1. RAM: You can upgrade to 16GB max using the following compatible RAM (will run at 2133MHz)




2. STORAGE: It does not have M.2 slot for storage. You can REPLACE existing 2.5" SSD using



         Or similar from reputable vendors.
                  One example (compatible drive, can use smaller/larger capacity)




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