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03-21-2012 12:09 PM
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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03-21-2012 12:35 PM
Your English is great and 100% better than my Polish!
Below is the link to the service manual for your notebook.
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.
03-21-2012 12:49 PM
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.
03-21-2012 01:02 PM
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.
03-21-2012 01:23 PM
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
Is it better buy a new Goodram or a Kingston memory ?
03-21-2012 01:42 PM
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.