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should i upgrade my pavilliondv3-2155 from 3gb ram to 8 gb ram?

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should i upgrade my laptop pavillion dv3-2155mx from 3gb ram to 8gb ram? will the upgrade be worth it? they will use the laptop only for browsing internet and to watch youtube videos.
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should i upgrade my pavilliondv3-2155 from 3gb ram to 8 gb ram?

Specs say it has 4 gigs. 

 

https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c01777298

 

Service Manual

 

Supports up to 8 GB of system RAM PC2-6400, 800-MHz, DDR2

 

If RAM were free yeah absolutely but DDR2 is expensive. 8 gigs (2 x 4 gig modules) costs at least $120 for decent name brand memory and that is frankly too much to spend on this machine. If you actually have 3 gigs it would only cost a few bucks to upgrade to 4 gigs and that would actually be noticeable and worth it. I am assuming you really have Windows 7 64 bit installed. 

 

2 gig module needed to replace the 1 gig module and go from 3 to 4 gigs:

 

https://www.amazon.com/2048MB-Samsung-Original-PC2-6400-SO-DIMM/dp/B0026SD96G/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid...

 

8 gig kit:

 

https://www.amazon.com/Corsair-2x4GB-DDR2-Laptop-Memory/dp/B001V738V4/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1514208...

 

Page 4-10 of Manual linked above shows "how to".

 

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