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Upgrading NVMe SSD and RAM

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HP Pavilion Power Laptop 15-cb0xx
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

Hi !

My laptop specifications: HP Pavilion Power Laptop 15-cb0xx, Intel Core i7-7700HQ, 16 GB RAM, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 4GB



My laptop have 256 GB NVMe SSD:




HP P/N: 862996-001

Model: MZ-VLW2560
RATED: DC +3.3V=2.91A

PM91 NVMe, 1715, REV 0, F/W CXB70H1Q, 2017.04 256GB

Q1: I want to upgrade to 1 TB NVMe SSD. What is the best SSD can I use?

Q2:  Is "HP EX950 M.2 1TB PCIe 3.1 x4 NVMe 3D TLC NAND Internal Solid State Drive" compatible with my laptop?



My computer have 2 RAMs each:



8GB 1Rx8 PC4-2400T-SA1-11

Q1: What is the max. possible RAM can be installed in my laptop? If the answer is larger than my original 16 GB Ram then,

Q2: Is there a good memory compatible with my computer?



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I recommend the Samsung 980 PCIe 3.0 x 4 SSD, which has a slightly faster sequential write speed than the HP Ex 950 according to the specs. SAMSUNG (MZ-V8V1T0B/AM) 980 SSD 1TB - M.2 NVMe Interface Internal Solid State Drive with...


Since your notebook has an  Intel Core i7-7700HQ processor, it should support 2 x 16 GB of DDR4-2400 memory.


This should be the 16 GB memory that would work in your notebook...


Crucial 16GB DDR4-2400 SODIMM | CT16G4SFD824A |


You can verify how much memory your PC can support by doing this...


1. In the search box, search for cmd and click Run as administrator. This will open the command prompt.


2. Once command prompt is opened, type wmic memphysical get maxcapacity and hit enter. There, it will show the maximum RAM capacity your PC's motherboard can support.


The capacity is shown as Kilobytes, so you have to convert it to Gigabytes by dividing the number provided in the report by 1,048,576.

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