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Ram For Hp G5000


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#1 deanpcmad

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Posted 03 November 2007 - 01:29 PM

Hey,

I want to upgrade the RAM in my HP G5000 laptop from 1Gb (2x512Mb) to 2Gb (2x1Gb).

What RAM would be best?
I have used the Crucial Memory Scanner and it can't recognise what RAM I have in my Laptop!

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Posted 03 November 2007 - 01:48 PM

any prefrences on brand of ram?

what exact model of G5000 is yours?

Edited by Robert Isbell, 03 November 2007 - 01:48 PM.


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Posted 03 November 2007 - 01:52 PM

The Model is HP G5010EM

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Posted 03 November 2007 - 02:07 PM

well, bad news. that's the max it supports, and noone, not even HP carries replacement ram for it.
hp goes from a G5009 to a G5040. Kingston, Crucial, and Corsair have no info. Pricewatch lists only a replacement battery, and HP specs says it's maxed at 1GB.

http://h20141.www2.hp.com/hpparts/Search_H...arentID=3284347

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/documen...365&lang=en

Edited by Robert Isbell, 03 November 2007 - 02:15 PM.


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Posted 03 November 2007 - 02:21 PM

http://72.14.253.104/search?q=cache:0wb8YA...;cd=3&gl=us

Found only a couple of entries (duplicates) for your RAM, no matter since you are limited to 1024GB (which is shocking to me). I'm trying to understand building a notebook recently and limiting it to 1GB of RAM, especially with Vista installed.

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Posted 03 November 2007 - 02:24 PM

Well... This is what it says on the Crucial Scanner:

Maximum Memory Capacity: 2097152 MB
Currently Installed Memory: 1024 MB
Available Memory Slots: N.A.
Number of Banks: 2
Dual Channel Support: N.A.
CPU Manufacturer: GenuineIntel
CPU Family: Genuine Intel® CPU T2130 @ 1.86GHz Model 14, Stepping 12
CPU Speed: 1867 MHz

Our System Scanner was able to find some of the data we need to make a recommendation, but we need more information to ensure a compatible match.
If you are unsure of your computer manufacturer and model, you can try using the scan data that we collected in the Crucial Memory Advisor or Product Search:

System Manufacturer: Hewlett-Packard
System Model: HP G5000 (GH972EA#ABU)
Motherboard Manufacturer: Hewlett-Packard
Motherboard Model: 30C6

This is all it shows. It doesn't say what RAM can be inserted.
The Maximum memory that can be installed is 2097152 MB (Which is apparantly 2 097 152 megabytes = 2 048 gigabytes according to Google Calculator!!)

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Posted 03 November 2007 - 02:30 PM

Maximum Memory Capacity: 2097152 MB
that's 2TB.

Maximum Memory Capacity: 2097152 MB = 2TB
Currently Installed Memory: 1024 MB = 1GB

it's not reading the system correctly. and like I stated HP says 1GB is all it will take. Kingston, Newegg,Crucial,Corsair, and others do not have anything for that model. HP has no memory upgrade listings for it like I stated.

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Posted 03 November 2007 - 03:18 PM

Ha yeah it's not reading my system properly!

I don't really know what my system model is!
On the screen it says 'HP G5000'.
On the bottom it says 'Product: HP G5000' and underneath it 'G6010EM'.
On a sticker near the keyboard it says 'G6010EM'.

So what is my model?

Thanks

Edited by deanpcmad, 03 November 2007 - 03:19 PM.

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Posted 03 November 2007 - 03:20 PM

G6010EM??

okay, the G5000 is just the series the laptop belongs too.
HP does not list a G6010EM.
the laptop handles no more than 1GB of RAM.
with only a 1.8Ghz processor.

the system is a very basic laptop from what I can see.
you'll have to upgrade to a newer laptop that can handle a 64bit OS and do more than 2GB of ram.

Edited by Robert Isbell, 03 November 2007 - 03:31 PM.


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Posted 03 November 2007 - 03:32 PM

Yeah I know I did but I don't know what Model this Laptop is!!

I don't want to buy a new laptop!
This is a new laptop as it is. All I want is some more RAM!

Edited by deanpcmad, 03 November 2007 - 03:35 PM.

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Posted 03 November 2007 - 03:35 PM

Well, I actually looked at the specs for that system.

But, if you want to believe it will take 2GB, go right ahead and install them :thumbsup:.

You might take a look at: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/documen...=en&lang=en

And http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/documen...365&lang=en


Now maybe a person is supposed to assume that the data listed under specs is not the maximum, but it appears to me that the specs say there are 2 dimms, each capable of 512.

But the other page suggests that at least 2GB should be supported.

Why don't you follow their instructions (1st link) and tell us what you see?

Louis

Edited by hamluis, 03 November 2007 - 03:35 PM.


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Posted 03 November 2007 - 03:42 PM

Thanks Louis!

This is the Laptop I have: HP Media Center G5010EM

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Posted 03 November 2007 - 03:52 PM

Louis, HP lists no memory upgrades for the laptop. no other memory vendor I know of lists any memory upgrades for that model.

do read this link. should be quite clear that the laptop is maxxed out.

http://h20141.www2.hp.com/hpparts/Search_H...arentID=3284347

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Posted 03 November 2007 - 04:02 PM

Could I get RAM from a shop like PC World, Dabs, etc, etc?

Like this set: http://www.dabs.com/productview.aspx?Quick...NavigationKey=0

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Posted 03 November 2007 - 04:11 PM

there are no memory upgrade available for that model, period. you're using the maximum amount of ram it will support, per HP.




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