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Solved: How to tell if RAM type

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by rarodrig, Dec 1, 2011.

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  1. rarodrig

    rarodrig Thread Starter

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    Can I tell what RAM configuration without opening Laptop?

    Laptop can handle up to 8G, came with 4G installed.

    Is it one 4G chip, or 2 - 2G's? Can I tell if I have an open slot?

    HP-Pavilion Laptop / AMD A-Series Processor / 15. Display / 4GB Memory model: dv6-6117dx
     
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  3. rarodrig

    rarodrig Thread Starter

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    thanks! I try it.
     
  4. Bradthecru

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    You can go to Crucial.com and run the system scan tool. It will tell you what you currently have installed.

    Another utility you can run is CPU-Z which can be downloaded from cpuid.com.

    Just from experience, if you currently have a total of 4GB installed, you most likely have 2 x 2GB modules because of dual-channel, and typically two smaller density modules are less expensive than a single larger module.
     
  5. rarodrig

    rarodrig Thread Starter

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    How can I get the original configuration?

    The bottom access panel was loose when I got the Laptop and I want verify it has not been modified.
     
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    Here is the support site for the HP Pavilion dv6-6117dx Entertainment laptop/notebook.

    It comes with 4 GB of DDR3 RAM, but it supports up to 16 GB.

    It uses 204-pin DDR3 PC3-10600(DDR3-1333) CL=9, 1.5V, unbuffered 4 GB modules.

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  7. rarodrig

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    got it !
     
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