03-20-2014 06:01 AM - last edited on 03-24-2015 04:09 PM by kevin-t
I wish to upgrade this laptop ,therefore can somebody tell me the maximum capacity of RAM that this computer can take toghether with a HDD change
What HDD can I fit on my laptop to get the most upgrade possible
I am putting down the details of the tag as they appear at the back of the computer
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I presume they read; Product: HP Pavilion dv40000
03-20-2014 08:49 AM
Here is the Service Manual:
It uses DDR333 aka PC2700 SO-DIMM maximum 2 gigs.
This memory should work for you:
For the replacement procedure, see page 5-15. The hard drive is shown at Page 5-7.
The hard drive type is EIDE aka PATA. This is "legacy" (obsolete) hardware and larger sized PATA drives are getting hard to find. There is no size constraint imposed by the BIOS or hardware, but the market may not supply you with anything bigger than about 320 gigs and it is going to be expensive to find a new one. The biggest I ever saw was a 500 gig but I have not seen one of those in years. You want to try to find a 5400 rpm or 7200 rpm model although 7200s are extermely hard to locate. 4200 rpm models are just too slow to use.
Here is a 320 gig on eBay for about $100:
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06-06-2014 08:29 AM
Any help would be mucho appreciated
03-23-2015 11:00 PM
re seat the ram ps make sure it is the right clock speed etc any thing slightly out will upset the os
Laptop Memory: 1GB; 800MHz; 200-pin; PC2-6400; SDRAM Small Outline Dual In-Line Memory Module (SODIMM)