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Interested in Upgrading Graphics Card and Ram on HP Elitebook 8540w

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#1 Vaar


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Posted 09 July 2014 - 09:37 AM

Hello everyone,


I'm currently interested in upgrading my current graphics card and ram on my HP Elitebook 8540w Mobile Workstation.

My current graphics card is a NVDIA Guadro FX 880m and I'm currently on 4gb of Ram and looking to upgrade to either 8gb or 16gb if possible.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!



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#2 killerx525


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Posted 09 July 2014 - 10:11 AM

Hi, welcome to the forum! Upgrading the graphics card is not that easy for a laptop as it's compatibility with other graphics card is unknown and the other major issue would be finding a different graphics card from retailer which is essentially non-existent. The laptop supports a maximum of 8GB of ram and at the moment there should be a single stick of 4GB of ram, meaning you can simply add another 4GB. 

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 12:21 PM

For the RAM I would highly recommend going to Crucial and running their scan on your comptuer.  It will let you know how much RAM you can install and what you have installed.  While killerx525 may be correct that you have one RAM module you may have two as HP will install what is best for them and if they got a deal on 2GB memory modules you may have both RAM slots full.


Unless that model specifically states you can upgrade the graphics, most likely you cannot.  Laptops are very limited in the amount of upgrading you can do as most of the components are attached directly to the system board.  For laptop purchases the only upgrades you should consider are RAM and hard drive.  Both of those will be limited by the system you purchase.

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