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HP Notebook - 15-bs034nv
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Hello all,

I am interested in buying the following HP laptop.

The "HP Notebook - 15-bs034nv" this has 8GB memory will I be able to increase it in the future?

If yes what is its memory limit?

Furthermore, as I had a bad experience with a Dell laptop I would like to ask you if this is overheating and if it is noisy.

Thanks.

Greetings

Marina

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The specs I have found on it say 6 gigs not 8. It has 2 memory slots.

 

It can take up to 16 gigs of DDR4 2400 memory officially and it is well known you can put 32 gigs in it (2 x 16).

 

6 gigs is a 4 and a 2 gig so to have any more you will have to at least toss the 2 gig module. If you are buying it with a single 8 gig module consider yourself lucky as it will be much less expensive to have 16 gigs. 

 

Memory upgrade requires some technical skill but can be done and keep the warranty. Here is the Service Manual and pages 47-55 show you what you would have to do. 

 

Manual

 

I can't speak to your old Dell but if you have not used a new laptop in some time thermal and sound management have gotten way better in the last couple years. It does have a dedicated video card so you can expect to hear the fan sometimes and if you throw demanding games at it you will see it get warm. 

 

Post back with any more questions and please accept as solution if this is the answer you needed. 

 

 

 

 

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The specs I have found on it say 6 gigs not 8. It has 2 memory slots.

 

It can take up to 16 gigs of DDR4 2400 memory officially and it is well known you can put 32 gigs in it (2 x 16).

 

6 gigs is a 4 and a 2 gig so to have any more you will have to at least toss the 2 gig module. If you are buying it with a single 8 gig module consider yourself lucky as it will be much less expensive to have 16 gigs. 

 

Memory upgrade requires some technical skill but can be done and keep the warranty. Here is the Service Manual and pages 47-55 show you what you would have to do. 

 

Manual

 

I can't speak to your old Dell but if you have not used a new laptop in some time thermal and sound management have gotten way better in the last couple years. It does have a dedicated video card so you can expect to hear the fan sometimes and if you throw demanding games at it you will see it get warm. 

 

Post back with any more questions and please accept as solution if this is the answer you needed. 

 

 

 

 

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Thank you very much for your quick response.

The laptop will have 1yr guarantee, when will I be able to extend the memory?

Can I do it on my own or shall I send it to the HP?

Marina

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It would be very expensive to ask HP to add memory. You would be better off to see if you can maybe find a configurable model so you can order it with more memory from the factory. But once you take delivery any kind of upgrade is on you and HP charges very high prices for work that is not warranty related and a memory upgrade would not be. 

 

I don't know how much technical experience and courage you have but I can just tell you there are manuals and videos available and it is not terribly hard to do. We have helped hundreds if not thousands upgrade their memory or storage and saved more money for them than I like to think about by avoiding labor charges. I could certainly retire early if I could get even a small percentage of it. 

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Thank you very much for your support.

Have a good night.

Marina

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