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Bennie 07-23-2011 11:32 AM

Upgrade my HP laptop
 
I have an HP G62 lapto with 4 gig or ram. Can I upgrade to more ram?


Thanks

pro2a 07-23-2011 12:29 PM

Re: Upgrade my HP laptop
 
Do you have a 32 or 64 bit OS? If you have 32 bit, upgrading would be pointless. If you have 64 bit... I would imagine you could, but there could be limitations on your MoBo. I'm not sure about those though... maybe someone will chime in.

Bubac53 07-23-2011 12:57 PM

Hey buddy! Just go to www.crucial.com select your machines model number and such and tadaaaa!!!!! It will let you know how much RAM you can max out at. Good luck to ya.

MindoverMaster 07-23-2011 01:42 PM

Re: Upgrade my HP laptop
 
You rang? :lol:

It says on the HP site that you have an 8GB limit, What are you using it for? In gaming, anything over 4GB is overkill.

Thomas 07-23-2011 02:04 PM

Re: Upgrade my HP laptop
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by MindoverMaster (Post 1918516)
You rang? :lol:

It says on the HP site that you have an 8GB limit, What are you using it for? In gaming, anything over 4GB is overkill.

Listen to MoM on this! A lot of people are getting false info from the crucial site.
ALWAYS go to your laptop manufacturer directly.

And realistically there is no performance to be gained over 4gb ram. Tasks that benefit from more ram generally can not be done on a constrained laptop. If it were an i7 desktop then going beyond 4gb would be more beneficial.

MindoverMaster 07-23-2011 02:26 PM

Re: Upgrade my HP laptop
 
I have 8GB on my system, but the reason I have that much, is that I run Virtual Machines all the time, even while playing games. So it gives me that extra space to use.

pro2a 07-24-2011 12:18 PM

Re: Upgrade my HP laptop
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by MindoverMaster (Post 1918530)
I have 8GB on my system, but the reason I have that much, is that I run Virtual Machines all the time, even while playing games. So it gives me that extra space to use.

I have 8GB on mine... just because I can :p


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