01-16-2014 01:33 AM - edited 01-16-2014 01:35 AM
My laptop is:
Systems won't boot up (always Repair & recovery start) and BIOS say it has only 3 gig ram. i think i have to upgrade Bios to accept 4 gig ram
01-16-2014 06:21 AM
You can download the appropriate drivers for your notebook from the following site:
The latest BIOS is availabe from the following site:
On the Specifications page for your notebook, it indicates that the MAX memory supported is 2GB. (Hence I doubt if your unit will support 4GB RAM). Your notebook should already contain 2GB RAM which is maximum.
Hope this info helps!
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01-16-2014 06:40 AM - edited 01-16-2014 06:46 AM
thank for links !!!
I have no idea how did you find them, anyway thanks again.
Do you think that it is safe to upgrade BIOS F.16 to F.2E version ?
Currently I have Windows 7 64 but installed, can I do upgrade from Windows 7 or I should istall Vista 32 or 64 bit ?
"MAX memory supported is 2GB."
How it is possible that currently I have 3 GB installed and system recognize it correctly ?
Can you please provide me the link to offical Specification page ?
I want to verify maximum supported speed of memory.
01-16-2014 08:49 AM
If your notebook has BIOS version F.25 or newer installed, you can run 2 x 2 GB (4 GB total) of PC2-5300 memory.
See the BIOS release notes for F.25 below...
Fixes issue where a "blue screen" error is generated if the notebook has two 2-GB memory modules installed.
01-16-2014 11:29 AM
Currently I have BIOS version F.16 installed.
Could you please provide me link to F.25 version for my laptop ?
I cannot find it on http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareCategory?cc=us&lc=en&product=3380792
Version available on website is F.2E
Which update I should install first ?
from F.16 to F.2E then F.25 ?
F.16 to F.25 then F.2E ?
I have also found yout other thread http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Operating-Systems-and-Software/upgrade-bios-hp-pavillion-dv600...
based on that I shouldn't upgrade BIOS on Windows 7 .
I'm a little confused now.
Thanks in advance for any help.
01-16-2014 11:50 AM
You may as well update to the latest version, which is F.2E.
If you click on the Previous Versions link, you will see the older versions.
BIOS updates are cumulative which means that F.2E will have all of the other versions included.
So, flash from F.16 directly to F.2E and you are done.
One warning...You can only update the BIOS if you have Windows Vista or XP installed.
You cannot flash the BIOS in Windows 7, or the notebook will be useless afterward.
01-16-2014 05:29 PM
Laptop latest BIOS:
Don't do this in Windows 7. The BIOS flash can only be done in Vista. It will brick the laptop if you try it in 7.
And it will not take 4 gb. 2 gb is the official max but it will take 3 gb.
01-17-2014 12:41 AM - edited 01-17-2014 12:42 AM
I can confirm that I was able successfuly upgrade BIOS to version F.2E on Windows Vista 64 bit
Currently BIOS detect 4096 MB RAM insalled but unfortunatelly All OS like Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8.1 detect only 3 GB of memory 😞
Prtn Scrn from BIOS:
Prtn Scrn from Windows Vista:
Prtn Scrn from Windows 7:
Prtn Scrn from Windows 8.1:
It is possible to have 4GB usable ?