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HP Mini 210-4160 - Upgrade RAM

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Hi,

I bought a netbook , HP mini 210-4160 and i want to upgrade RAM to 2 GB. On polish site HP ist note about this netbook, and is written that this Mini supports up to 1 GB. And here ist my question. If this is true ?

If not, how can I buy memory ? I must buy it in Poland 🙂

 

P.S. Sorry, my English is horrible but i'm learning 🙂

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Hi:

 

Your English is great and 100% better than my Polish!

 

Below is the link to the service manual for your notebook.

 

http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c03163704.pdf

 

Please see Chapter 1, page 2 for the memory upgrade info.

 

How much memory depends on what operating system you have installed. It says if you have windows 7 starter installed you can only have 1 GB.

 

I do think that the service manual is wrong where is says you can install 1024 MB x 2.

 

There is only one memory slot that I know of.

 

Paul

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So, 

I have Win7 Starter and i can have only 1 GB ?   can I buy 2 GB memory ?

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According to the manual if you have windows 7 starter it will only be able to use 1 GB.

 

So, you can buy a 2 GB memory chip, but it may only be the same as having a 1 GB chip with windows 7 starter.

 

Memory is cheap nowadays, you may just want to get a 2 Gb chip, and take your chances.

 

You can always upgrade to windows 7 home premium some day.

 

I still don't understand how the operating system will limit the memory to only 1 GB, but perhaps it can.

 

For example, if you have windows 7 home premium it will only see up to 16 GB of memory. You need to have windows 7 professional for it to be able to see more than 16 GB of memory.

 

Maybe microsoft has limited windows 7 starter the same way--only 1 GB.

 

Paul

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Okey, understand

but netbooks is a low-end hardware and this is my question.

Windows 7 HP is heavier (i guess :smileytongue:) than Starter.

It will work Win7 HP or Ultimate on this hardware ?

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Hi:

 

A 2GB memory chip won't hurt the machine. It will work but Windows 7 Starter may only see 1 GB instead of 2 GB.

 

If you install windows 7 home premium, professional or ultimate, then you have no problem--2 GB will be seen by any of those operating systems.

 

I would just buy the 2 Gb chip and try it in windows 7 starter. If it sees 2 Gb in windows 7 starter, then you don't have to upgrade the operating system.

 

If it only sees 1 GB, then you know what you have to do.

 

The notebook will work one way or the other.

 

In other words, installing a 2 GB memory chip in the notebook with windows 7 starter installed, will not damage the notebook or cause windows 7 not to work.

 

Paul

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Ok, and warratny ? not lose her ?

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Installing memory of any brand by yourself, does not void the warranty, unless you physically damage something during the process.

 

...and you have to be pretty clumsy to do that.  :generic:

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OKey, 

thank you very much 🙂

I'll try to install 2GB memory on this HP

What do you think about this memory:

SO-DIMM 2GB DDR3 PC-8500 (1066MHZ)

He costs only 24 PLN (less 10$)

This is using memory with 24 months warranty

http://allegro.pl/okazja-so-dimm-ddr3-2gb-hynix-24-miesiace-gw-i2201329696.html

Is it better buy a new Goodram or a Kingston memory ?

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Hi:

 

I think that memory will work fine.

 

I usually use Kingston or Crucial memory myself, but I think I have taken HP factory memory out of HP notebooks that had Hynix chips.

 

Most memory in the USA comes with a lifetime warranty. I would not be happy about only a 24 month warranty.

 

Paul

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