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Ram UPGRADE HP Pavilion

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Hello guys,

 

I recently found out that my notebook has 1 extra slot of RAM. I want to upgrade it, but it kinda confusing. I can't find anywhere if the actual RAM card is dual channel or not (if it is, i only want extra 8GB. i don't want to buy a 16gb ram card). Second, in the notebooks specs it says that it is 2400mhz, but when i check it in task manager, it says 2666mhz. Can you guys give me some details of what should i do to make a smart choice? 

Thank you very much and stay safe.

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There are indeed 2 slots. The laptop uses DDR4-2666 SO-DIMM but it "bridges" meaning downclocks to 2400 speed. So when you look at the modules actually installed they are 2666 modules. And if you install a matched pair or a pair with the same specs and size (gigs) you get dual channel operation. So your thinking is right: get a second 8 gig module of DDR4-2666 but get regular factory type memory not any gaming or HyperX or stuff like that. Crucial, Hynix, Samsung, etc. 

 

Manual 

 

Relevant specs on p. 4 and "how to" on p. 44. 

 

You can order an 8 gig module here:

 

https://www.amazon.it/Crucial-CT16G4SFRA266-16GB-Memoria-Laptop/dp/B08C4VKYFG/ref=sr_1_3?__mk_it_IT=...

 

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

 

 


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I have the same question. 

I am perplexed, however, that you say adding another 8Gb of RAM is possible and yet the manual that you have linked (thank you) gives a max RAM spec of 8Gb :

 

Two SODIMM slots - customer non-accessible/non-upgradeable
DDR4-2400 Dual Channel Support (DDR4-2666 bridge to DDR4-2400)
Supports up to 8 GB max system memory
4 GB (4 GB × 1)
6 GB (2 GB × 1 + 4 GB × 1)
8 GB (8 GB × 1)

 

(my highlighting)

 

It is a shame if this limit is correct as I could do with the extra RAM.

Please can you confirm.

My notebook is a Pavilion - 15-bc403na

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The Manual is in error. HP issues more models of laptop than probably the rest of the industry combined and these Manuals get put out there with little editing sometimes. 


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Sorry to bother you again, but i found on their website a ram card.

 

https://eu.crucial.com/memory/ddr4/ct2k8g4sfra266/ct18815976

 

is it ok? I see that there are 2 of 2666mhz. I wanted to buy only one, to work with the one i have already, but i don't think it will match.

 

thank you very much,

 

Adrian.

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One would match what you have but this pair would work. Crucial is made to pair with original equipment memory. Don't spend more than you must. 


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I don't know if the one i have is 2666. Because if it is, i would just buy this one https://eu.crucial.com/compatible-upgrade-for/hp---compaq/pavilion-15-bc414nq#memory and spend less money.

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You can actually identify the memory in your laptop without opening it:

 

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-get-full-memory-specs-speed-size-type-part-number-form-factor-win...

 

 


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I bought the 8gb one. I will see when it arrives.

 

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New RAM stick installed over the weekend.  All fully working and 16Gb of RAM now operational.

Thanks for your help and your reassurance that the manual is wrong.

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