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Hp pavilion dv 3165dx can you upgrade the memory

I have the Hp Pavilion dv7 3165 dx with 4 GB and a 500 GB 7200. I was wondering if I can upgrade to 8 GB? I am not very computer savy, but not a total idiot either. Thank you for your time.
Shantel
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    Hello smanske5;

    Yes you can. But I believe you'd need to remove the current 4GB and replace it with 8GB. You could not just add an additional 4GB.
    HP Pavilion dv7-3165dx Entertainment Notebook PC Product Specifications
    Adding or replacing a memory module
  2. I think you can upgrade it, but I highly doubt you'll notice a performance difference over 4GB. 8GB isn't actually useful for much other than future proofing or things you don't do on a laptop (like heavy video editing or CAD work).
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  4. Thank you so much, the links were great also. Kudos to you.
  5. dalauder said:
    I think you can upgrade it, but I highly doubt you'll notice a performance difference over 4GB. 8GB isn't actually useful for much other than future proofing or things you don't do on a laptop (like heavy video editing or CAD work).


    I wonder if I can upgrade from 500 GB to 640GB? Would that make it a little faster? I actually am looking at getting a laptop with a smaller screen than 17", as this one is too bulky to carry around. I do not want to spend a bundle. I just need to be able to go to my online live seminars for school without it being interupted by a slow computer. Any suggestions?
    Thanks again. Shantel
  6. A 500GB to 640GB would probably have no improvement on performance. If you're thinking of switching laptops, don't bother with any upgrades. Wait for Sandy Bridge to get wide re-release and buy a new i5-2XXX laptop and upgrade it yourself to a Solid State Drive.
  7. You might see an improvement switching from a 5400rpm HDD to a 7200rpm HDD.
    They make those in 2.5" laptop sized HDDs.


    Just noticed you were already using a 7200rpm HDD.
  8. What price range are you looking at for the new smaller laptop?
  9. I would say around $500. Like I said I only need to be able to do my homework and access my live seminars for school. Thank you for the help.
    Shantel
  10. Thank you very much. I will check out those sites.
    Shantel
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