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Topic # 180948 27-Sep-2015 18:53
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Hi Guys
Been thinking of upgrading Ram on my HP 15-ac014TU laptop from 4 to 8GB - looked on the net but the computer seems a little different in that it doesn't have a removable panel for the Ram. Can't find much at all on this model. This is an entry level laptop (Intel Pentium 3825U) so perhaps can't be upgraded?
Any thoughts please?

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  Reply # 1395298 27-Sep-2015 18:58
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It probably is possible to upgrade however you would need to remove the whole bottom case if there is no RAM flap/cover.
Also may only have one RAM slot so that would mean you would need to remove the existing 4GB module and install an 8GB module.





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  Reply # 1395308 27-Sep-2015 19:35
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It's sometimes under the keyboard.




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  Reply # 1395309 27-Sep-2015 19:36
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  Reply # 1395312 27-Sep-2015 19:40
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coffeebaron: It's sometimes under the keyboard.


This was the case with our HP Pavilion.  Took about 35 minutes to remove the keyboard/trackpad, unhook and remove the motherboard and install the new ram in the 2nd slot. Took about 5 minutes to reassemble it all again. By far the most frustrating part was trying to get the keyboard off. Google your product, after a bit of digging I found instructions for a similar overseas model to ours which had a youtube video and step by step instructions - worked for ours with a bit of variation.

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  Reply # 1395314 27-Sep-2015 19:43
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Service manual:
http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c04653884

Looking at that, it appears there is only a single memory module and yes the whole bottom cover comes off to access the ram.




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  Reply # 1395388 27-Sep-2015 21:35
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Thanks Guys - most likely a little mor involved than I was hoping, but looking at the clips, I think I will give it a try.

One other query though - how do I find the Ram type, the laptop is only 2 months old. I was looking at various online tech retailers but I'm confused as there seems several different type options for the Ram.

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  Reply # 1395389 27-Sep-2015 21:41
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Based on the spec sheet above you need DDR3L-1600 RAM, to a max of 8GB/8192MB.

Be sure its a single stick of 8GB though, I've seen stores selling kits labelled 8GB or 16GB, but its actually 2 sticks with half the amount (this works out better if you can use both but in your case you can only fit 1).




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