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What are the Ram specs

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Kent777, Feb 17, 2017.

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  1. Kent777

    Kent777 Thread Starter

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    Hello Tech People.
    I have a small problem here: I need to know what type of Ram I need for the system listed below. I have no other problem; I simply want to upgrade. Thank you.
    Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
    H.P. Pavillion DV7-3160us
    OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
    Processor: AMD Turion(tm) II Ultra Dual-Core Mobile M620, AMD64 Family 16 Model 6 Stepping 2
    Processor Count: 2
    RAM: 4092 Mb (2x2 Mb)
    Graphics Card: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4530 Series, 512 Mb
    Hard Drives: C: 448 GB (373 GB Free); D: 17 GB (2 GB Free); E: 0 GB (0 GB Free);
    Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 3639
    Antivirus: Norton Internet Security, Enabled and Updated
     
  2. bassfisher6522

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    To find out what RAM you have and it's specs.....download CPU-Z. Once installed, run it and then click on the SPD tab and then select slot 1 or 2 and then you will see all the information on your RAM.

    To find out what the max RAM you can install....you need to look that up on HP website for your make/model laptop.
     
  3. crjdriver

    crjdriver Moderator

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    To find out what ram you need, simply go to the crucial site and input your system. It will show compatible memory AND guarantee that the memory will work. Here is the link for your system;
    http://www.crucial.com/usa/en/compatible-upgrade-for/HP-Compaq/pavilion-dv7-3160us
    You do understand that you already have two ram chips installed AND you only have two slots. This requires you to pull both existing chips out and replace them with 4gig chips for a max of 8gig.
    IMO unless you really really have to have 8gig of ram, you are wasting money.
     
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