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Old 01-05-2015, 12:47 PM   #1
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Upgrade Laptop RAM


Hi
I have an HP Pavilion G6 2298SE laptop:
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/p...roduct=5347855
This latop has 4 GB ram:
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*-memory
          description: System Memory
          physical id: 0
          slot: System board or motherboard
          size: 4GiB
        *-bank:0
             description: SODIMM DDR3 Synchronous 1600 MHz (0.6 ns)
             product: NT2GC64B88G0NS-DI
             vendor: Nanya Technology
             physical id: 0
             serial: 6E0115EA
             slot: Bottom-Slot 1(top)
             size: 2GiB
             width: 64 bits
             clock: 1600MHz (0.6ns)
        *-bank:1
             description: SODIMM DDR3 Synchronous 1600 MHz (0.6 ns)
             product: HMT325S6CFR8C-PB
             vendor: Hynix
             physical id: 1
             serial: 2E6BA9A1
             slot: Bottom-Slot 2(under)
             size: 2GiB
             width: 64 bits
             clock: 1600MHz (0.6ns)
I am planning to upgrade its RAM to 8 GB. The User Guide says that this Laptop supports upto 8 GB of RAM. I am looking at following product to purchase as RAM upgrade:
http://www.amazon.com/Kingston-Techn.../dp/B00CQ35GYE
But before purchase, how can I know that I will be compatible with my laptop? As after purchase, it cannot be returned.
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Old 01-05-2015, 03:43 PM   #2
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Hi
I have an HP Pavilion G6 2298SE laptop:
This latop has 4 GB ram:

I am planning to upgrade its RAM to 8 GB. The User Guide says that this Laptop supports upto 8 GB of RAM. I am looking at following product to purchase as RAM upgrade: But before purchase, how can I know that I will be compatible with my laptop? As after purchase, it cannot be returned.
You can call HP support and ask them, or go to Kingston memory's website, and put in the make/model of your laptop to see what fits. Nothing really Linux related about this...it's hardware compatibility. Read your owners manual for your laptop.

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Old 01-05-2015, 04:01 PM   #3
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One thing that you should check is how many memory slots do you have in your laptop? Open up the laptop and count them. If you only have 2 slots then you will have to buy two 4GB chips and replace the existing two 2GB chips.

If you have four slots then you can probably intall the 4GB chip in the first slot and the two 2GB chips in the second and third slots. But you should check with HP first to make sure that the memory slots aren't paired such that slots one and two have to have the same size chips and slots three and four have to have the same sized chips.

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Old 01-05-2015, 10:39 PM   #4
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I think DD3L and DD3 ram are different. You should see specifications in the manual usually present in cd/dvd given with laptop. Or use support section of HP.
 
Old 01-05-2015, 11:09 PM   #5
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Hi,

If these are your specs: http://www.cnet.com/products/hp-pavilion-g6/specs/ then you have 1 x 4GB in one slot, DDR3 SDRAM memory with a max of 8GB. So you should get another 1 x 4GB DDR3 SDRAM module.

You can go to a memory reseller site and put in your HP model number to get the proper matched DRAM for the Laptop.
Hope this helps.
 
Old 01-06-2015, 05:06 AM   #6
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You can download the Maintenance and Service Manual here, It includes instructions in how to upgrade memory and what configurations are suitable.
The HP part No for a 4Gb module is 641369-001, though you'd probably be cheaper to find compatible modules from Kingston or whoever. (HP labled memory about £60.00 a module on Amazon! >choke!< )
The Laptop has two slots which you appear to already have populated ( 1 x 2Gb Nanya, 1 x 2Gb Hynix) so you'll have to dump your existing memory and buy 2 x 4Gb.

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1066 MHz, DDR3 4 GB PC3 12800 1600 MHz shared
Play Bonny!


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Old 01-06-2015, 06:22 AM   #7
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You need: http://www.nettbee.com/kingston-4g-s...1-h2p64aa.html , to Replace the Orginal HP Spare Number 641369-001 ( http://partsurfer.hp.com/Search.aspx...ext=621569-001 )

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Old 01-06-2015, 06:53 AM   #8
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It's advised to plug two matching rams from same vendor and model. It's not good to add with old ram with different vendor and model. Else incompatibility, failures, errors have been noted. Be Warned!!!
 
Old 01-06-2015, 06:58 AM   #9
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Thanks everyone, specially Soadyheid
After reading your helpful responses, I searched more and found that there is some more info in the user manual. Kindly check page 47 of following product manual:
http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c03593041.pdf
Upon searching the "Spare part number" on Kingston's website, it gives following result:
http://www.kingston.com/us/memory/se...tId=652972-001
It shows it is discontinued.

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It's advised to plug two matching rams from same vendor and model. It's not good to add with old ram with different vendor and model. Else incompatibility, failures, errors have been noted. Be Warned!!!
Strangly HP Put different vendors
 
Old 01-06-2015, 07:01 AM   #10
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What about that pins (like 204 pins), how can I iknow about them? Do I have to unplug the ram again to check?
 
Old 01-06-2015, 07:03 AM   #11
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http://www.amazon.com/Kingston-1600M...ref=pd_cp_pc_3

with spare part number of 4gb mentioned by kingston
 
Old 01-06-2015, 09:09 AM   #12
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What about that pins (like 204 pins), how can I iknow about them? Do I have to unplug the ram again to check?
You don't need to know how many pins the SODIMM has as the specification and Part No. (or equivalent No.) covers this.

Play Bonny!

 
Old 01-06-2015, 09:25 AM   #13
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Thanks. now I have to sale me present ram and purchase a new one. Thanks everyone.
 
  


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