03-29-2020 08:45 AM
I have HP ENVY x360 convertible 15-u493cl and I would like to know maximum capacity of ddr3 ram memory.
I have 6th generation intel i7-6500U processor and currently 12 ddr3 RAM.
OS: Windows 64 bit
I would like to upgrade to 32Gb ram if its possible.
Thank you in advance
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03-29-2020 09:15 AM
Just curious -- but WHY are you determined to spend so much money on such a huge amount of RAM?
In general use, anything above 8GB is basically wasting your money.
IF you are going to get into really process-intensive Gaming, the video chip and processor will both throttle your performance to the degree that you will see no gain from all this extra expense.
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03-29-2020 09:48 AM
Below is the link to the Crucial memory report for your notebook.
The max is 2 x 8 GB
You would get a little more performance out of it by removing the 4 GB chip and replacing it with an 8 GB chip.
Not only would you gain 4 GB of memory, but the memory will also run in the higher performing dual channel mode, vice the lower performing single channel mode as it is now with 12 GB installed.
When a memory slot is empty, or your notebook has mismatched memory capacities installed (such as what you have now), the memory runs in the lower performing single channel mode.
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03-29-2020 10:56 AM
Thank you for your reply. I am currently struggling to run anything more than basic browsing with my laptop. So I was not sure how much situation will improve with 16 Gb RAM. So wanted to explore this an an option.
03-29-2020 11:15 AM
You're very welcome.
Another thing you can do to pep up the performance would be to replace the slow mechanical 1 TB, 5,400 RPM had drive it has, with a better performing 2.5" SSD.
If you don't need the 1 TB of drive space, you can get a 500 GB model like this for less than $65 dollars.
You can clean install W10 using the media creation tool at the link below and create a bootable W10 installation flash drive.
After W10 has completed installing, you can install the drivers and available software from your notebook's support page.