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HP laptop memory upgrade guide

HP laptop memory upgrade is the easiest method to speed up your computer. However, there are some issues you need to understand before upgrading HP memory.


In order to select the right memory chip, you should know your laptop memory type, capacity, number of slots on the motherboard and memory speed (optional).


Memory type
The most common types of memory used in modern laptop computers are: DDR, DDR2, and DDR3 SDRAM. DDR3 memory type is not common in old systems, now it is the popular memory type in recent systems.


How do you know your HP laptop memory type?
Here are some of the ways:-

  1. Refer your system manual for hp memory

  2. Read the label tag found on the existing memory chip (most manufacturers write the details about the memory on the label tag)

  3. You can also find the data sheet for your laptop memory type, size and speed by entering memory tag number on search engines.

Memory size
Memory chips are available in several capacities: 512MB, 1GB, 2GB, 4GB and 8GB are the most common memory chips available on the market.


Maximum memory supported and speed
Every laptop computer has maximum limitation of memory usage. If you install a memory chip greater than the system supports, your laptop either won’t recognize it or unable to load Windows properly.


Regarding the speed of memory, you must install a memory with the same speed of the existing memory or higher. You may consult your system manual for additional information.


Total Memory slots
The memory slots dictate the number of slots available on the motherboard. Some laptops have only one slot and most laptop models have two slots.

Here I have listed memory information for some of the models of HP laptops. Your laptop model might not be listed here, but, it would help you to figure out yours as well.


The list mentions:-

  • The type of memory used in a specific HP model,

  • Number of available hp laptop memory slots and

  • Maximum memory supported by the specific laptop model

Here are some of the models of HP Laptops and their memory type, number of slots and maximum size support.

Model

Memory Type

Total Memory Slots available

Maximum memory supported

HP Mini 2102
WZ292UT Notebook

DDR2

1

2GB

HP Compaq
NC6220 Notebook

DDR2

2

4GB

HP Compaq
NC6220 Notebook

DDR2

2

2GB

HP Mini
210-1032CL Notebook

DDR2

1

1GB

HP 620
WZ259UT Notebook

DDR3

2

4GB (64-bit Operating system required)

HP Compaq
nc6400 Notebook

DDR2

2

4GB

HP ProBook
4720sWH286UT Notebook

DDR3

2

8GB (64-bit Operating system required)

HP Pavilion
dv7-3165dx Notebook

DDR2

2

4GB

HP Compaq
Mini 102 WH244UT

DDR2

1

1GB

HP Compaq
NC6120 Notebook

DDR2

2

2GB

HP Pavilion dv4
Entertainment laptop

DDR3

2

8GB (64-bit Operating system required)

HP Pavilion
dv7-3160us Notebook

DDR2

2

4GB

HP G60-637CL Notebook

DDR2

2

4GB

HP Pavilion
dv4-2165dx Notebook

DDR3

2

8GB (64-bit Operating system required)

HP Pavilion
dv6-2150us Notebook

DDR3

2

8GB (64-bit Operating system required)

HP ProBook 4510s WH330UT Notebook

DDR3

2

8GB (64-bit Operating system required)

HP Pavilion
dv7-3173nr Notebook

DDR2

2

4GB

Conclusion
Generally, whether you have HP, Toshiba or Dell laptop computer, you should know the type of memory used in your laptop before purchasing.

We have discussed about the essentials of HP laptop memory upgrade and what you should know when replacing laptop memory. Hope this article was helpful.

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