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Old 11-05-2009, 10:28 AM   #1
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Can my HP Pavilion dv2000z AMD Turion64x2 accept more than 2GB DDR RAM (4GB?)


Hi,

I've been wondering if my HP Pavilion can accept a memory upgrade.
It currently has 2GB DDR2 RAM and crucial.com says this is the maximum, but then below it suggests more memory may be possible with a 64-bit O/S.

http://www.crucial.com/store/listpar...ion%20dv2116wm

" Q: Will my system recognize the maximum upgrade?

A: Possibly

How much memory your Windows OS will recognize depends on which version of Windows you are running. 32-bit versions of Windows will see (and utilize) only 3GB or 3.5GB. To utilize more memory, install a 64-bit version of your OS. More information about OS memory maximums can be found at http://www.crucial.com/kb/answer.aspx?qid=4251."

I am running Ubuntu 9.10 x86_64 Linux.
This is a TL-52 AMD Turion64x2 processor with a 64-bit data width.

Has anyone done this with the dv2000z?

PLEASE tell me an upgrade to 4GB RAM is doable.
Or, if not, why not?

Thank you.

Last edited by linux_junky; 11-05-2009 at 10:30 AM. Reason: removed formatting tag
 
Old 11-05-2009, 06:30 PM   #2
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I checked HP website, and it says the maximum memory is 2048MB. I would presume this is regardless of software, and the comments on Crucial about 3 or 3.5GB are 'boilerplate' text that shows on every system there, even those that cannot reach such figures.
 
  


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