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#1 Chellenharris

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Posted 30 April 2015 - 06:56 PM

Hello,

 

I truly hope that someone out there can help me. I want to add more ROM to my laptop (HP Elitebook 840), is it important to buy the same name brand as what I already have? Or does it not matter at all. I know that since what I already have is 4g that is what I have to add as well. Also is it possible to increase the total amount of ROM for my laptop. In other words can I buy 2 sticks of 8g without problems Im not prepared for? :(  :bubbles:  :smash:


Edited by Orange Blossom, 30 April 2015 - 09:03 PM.
Moved to more appropriate forum. ~ OB


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#2 OldPhil

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Posted 30 April 2015 - 07:49 PM

Go to ram manufactures site, there is a section where you put in your machines make and model.  It will tell you what you need, its free they hope to get your biz.


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Posted 30 April 2015 - 08:06 PM

What you are asking about is RAM

See the difference between RAM & ROM at http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch001361.htm

 

On the memory chips to consider, go to www.crucial.com and run their system scanner which will give you a report of what you presently have in your computer, the number of slots and the maximum RAM your computer can use

--- There are other companies that do the same as crucial does: google computer memory to comapre if you wish

--- Post back on what you find and we can help determine what to do

 

Many times after running the crucial system scanner, I will open up the computer to see what the actual chips are in there: I've seen mimatched chips more than a few times plus I want to see the exact specs written on each chip

--- It isn't neccessary to always buy the exact name brand memory chip, but it is preferable to buy matched sets



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Posted 30 April 2015 - 09:18 PM

This should be the memory that will work in your computer 2x 4GB giving you 8GB RAM total.  According to HP your laptop supports up to 16GB of RAM  And yes you should go with matched pairs.

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231472

 

16GB Ram Modules:

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231582


Edited by YeahBleeping, 01 May 2015 - 03:34 PM.


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Posted 01 May 2015 - 06:38 AM

This should be the memory that will work in your computer 2x 4MB giving you 8MB RAM total.  According to HP your laptop supports up to 16MB of RAM  And yes you should go with matched pairs.

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231472

 

16MB Ram Modules:

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231582

GB not MB cuz HP never made DOS based laptops. xD


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