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Kev_C1
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I want to upgrade the DDR4 RAM installed in my 15AW65SA Pavillion from 8gb (2x4) to 16gb (2x8). I have done a lot of research and currently the prices vary ridiculously depending on the frequency of RAM you are looking for.

 

The frequency in Task manager shows 1866mhz. I can find 2400mhz Crucial at a semi-reasonable price and understand that this will work, albeit it will only run at 1866mhz in the system. I have found 2x8gb of 3200mhz significantly cheaper.

 

My question is, will the laptop run this RAM or is this a step to far? &/or What is the upper limit in frequency f RAM the laptop will accept?

 

 

I used this previous post as reference:

https://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/2133Mhz-RAM-detected-as-1866Mh...

Thanks again for any advice!

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@Kev_C1 

 

15AW65SA is an invalid model/product, what is it ?

                        https://partsurfer.hp.com/Search.aspx?searchText=15AW65SA

 

The previous post had CPU-Z reports. Your post does NOT.

 

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My apologies, the model number of my laptop is Notebook 15-aw065sa. Thanks for letting me know. Below are the images.

 

2021_04_04_12_31_38_CPU_Z.jpg2021_04_04_12_33_31_CPU_Z.jpg

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Hi,

Yes you can use 3200Mhz RAM and it will run at 1866Mhz as the RAM will be able to run at different timings. Example of compatible RAM

https://www.crucial.com/compatible-upgrade-for/hp---compaq/pavilion-15-aw065sa

 

On page 34 of service manual you can see the steps to install the RAM

https://www.crucial.com/compatible-upgrade-for/hp---compaq/pavilion-15-aw065sa

 

You should also replace the mechanical hard drive with an SSD which would give a great boost to the everyday performance.

 

Hope it helps,

David

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Many many thanks for the reply. I have already installed a Crucial 500gb SSD. I need to increase RAM as I sometimes use the laptop for recording and the 8gb is just not enough. You have saved me a few euro's. It is Crucial RAM I am looking at buying. I can't understand the pricing of different RAM modules. They are all over the place.

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I apologise, I cannot seem to get the screen grab in a format that will show in this forum. Could you point me to instructions on how to do this please.

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