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Hp pavilion dv 3165dx can you upgrade the memory

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February 20, 2011 9:52:06 PM

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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February 20, 2011 10:07:45 PM

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
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February 20, 2011 10:16:53 PM

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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February 20, 2011 10:26:20 PM

Best answer selected by smanske5.
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February 20, 2011 10:26:45 PM

Thank you so much, the links were great also. Kudos to you.
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February 20, 2011 10:30:57 PM

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
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February 20, 2011 10:51:23 PM

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.
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February 20, 2011 11:00:22 PM

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.
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February 20, 2011 11:01:24 PM

What price range are you looking at for the new smaller laptop?
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February 20, 2011 11:43:52 PM

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
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February 21, 2011 1:04:38 AM

Thank you very much. I will check out those sites.
Shantel
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