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    Hey guys. My computer, a laptop dv6324us Pavillion HP, came with 1GB of RAM on a 32 bit OS. I put in another GB of RAM a few months ago. It made a world of difference.

    The question I have now is I want to bump it up another GB. The problem is when I do a scan at crucial.com its says I have the maximum 2GB for my computer.
    Why is this and what would happen if I put in more?

    Thanks for any advice I can get.

    commonsense

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    • #1178853

      Laptops often have limited memory expansion capabilities because of their small size. Your HP laptop has 2 memory slots, each of which can take a maximum of 1 GB, so maximum total memory is 2 GB. You can’t put more memory in your laptop – there’s simply no room for it.

      • #1178854

        Laptops often have limited memory expansion capabilities because of their small size. Your HP laptop has 2 memory slots, each of which can take a maximum of 1 GB, so maximum total memory is 2 GB. You can’t put more memory in your laptop – there’s simply no room for it.

        You could replace one of the 1GB stick with a 2GB stick therefore having 3GB of RAM, but your saying my computer wouldn’t be able to use that correct?

        • #1178857

          You could replace one of the 1GB stick with a 2GB stick therefore having 3GB of RAM, but your saying my computer wouldn’t be able to use that correct?

          That’s why Crucial is telling you that you’re already at maximum RAM.

        • #1178860

          You could replace one of the 1GB stick with a 2GB stick therefore having 3GB of RAM, but your saying my computer wouldn’t be able to use that correct?

          The memory slots in your laptop cannot handle a 2 GB stick.

        • #1179319

          You could replace one of the 1GB stick with a 2GB stick therefore having 3GB of RAM, but your saying my computer wouldn’t be able to use that correct?

          I’m curious as to why you feel you need more RAM in the machine to begin with. If you’re experiencing performance issues, it’s quite likely that properly configuring what you already have will make more difference than additional memory.

          What is the driving factor in your desire to upgrade?

    • #1178868

      Take a look at the specs for your system here…..

      RAM
      Installed Size 1.0 GB
      Technology DDR2 SDRAM
      RAM form factor SO DIMM 200-pin
      RAM configuration features 2 x 512 MB

      And check out Memory-Up.com for a second opinion about the feasibility of upgrading to 2GB.

      • #1178869

        And check out Memory-Up.com for a second opinion about the feasibility of upgrading to 2GB.

        Er, the original poster has already upgraded to 2 GB and asked about the possibility of upgrading to 3 GB.

        • #1178871

          Er, the original posted has already upgraded to 2 GB and asked about the possibility of upgrading to 3 GB.

          Sorry. I mis-read the OP. Where the heck are my glasses ??

          Still, the specs I linked to confirm what you said.

    • #1178872

      Besides which, and this may NOT be true in all cases, but most of the time (that I’m familiar with) RAM sticks are installed in PAIRS. My Dell desktop has four ram slots and I have two 512s and two 1 gig for a total of 3 gig. I’m pretty sure that’s the way the Dell manual reads.

      • #1178883

        Besides which, and this may NOT be true in all cases, but most of the time (that I’m familiar with) RAM sticks are installed in PAIRS. My Dell desktop has four ram slots and I have two 512s and two 1 gig for a total of 3 gig. I’m pretty sure that’s the way the Dell manual reads.

        Al, this has never been true (as far as I am aware) for laptops, about which the OP is inquiring.

        The requirement to have matched pairs of RAM chips has come and gone over the years – early Pentiums needed them, but in my experience only a few PCs and servers sometimes need them – which is no great problem if you have a total of 16 available slots, such as in the Dell PE T610 I’m trying to configure. Only problems with RDIMMs and UDIMMs!

        BATcher

        Plethora means a lot to me.

    • #1178879

      Hey guys. My computer, a laptop dv6324us Pavillion HP, came with 1GB of RAM on a 32 bit OS. I put in another GB of RAM a few months ago. It made a world of difference.

      The question I have now is I want to bump it up another GB. The problem is when I do a scan at crucial.com its says I have the maximum 2GB for my computer.
      Why is this and what would happen if I put in more?

      Thanks for any advice I can get.

      commonsense

      Hi,
      Having consulted the Lounge and Crucial, I recently upgraded my RAM to the max allowed by my system, 2GB – If you revisit Crucial with your 2GB of RAM and run the analysis tool again you’ll see a message similar to the one below – you run the risk of causing problems if you try and put in more than that quoted:

      //Although it is physically possible to install more memory, the system will only recognize the maximum listed. Installing more memory may cause major problems. Consult the system’s manufacturer for more information//

      HTH

      Keith

    • #1178911

      And from the Memory-Up site I linked to earlier….

      HP Pavilion dv6324us Specification ……..

      Install Memory in Pairs: Not Required

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