How can I upgrade the RAM in my HP Pavilion DV6?

shegzy4 January 19, 2013

Hi guys,

I have a HP Pavilion DV6 and was wondering if I can increase the RAM to 8GB? Any ideas how I can do this? Anything I should be aware of when buying laptop RAM?


  1. Ahmed Musani
    January 21, 2013 at 5:58 pm › Notebook › Upgrades

  2. Alan Wade
    January 20, 2013 at 2:00 am

    Is your operating system 64bit? If not you are wasting your time as it wont be recognised.

    • shegzy4 piddy
      January 20, 2013 at 7:47 am

      my system is 64 bit, i hope it will work perfectly or will it be too much for my pc?

  3. ha14
    January 19, 2013 at 9:25 pm

    According to the manual page 8 and 50
    Supports dual-channel memory
    PC2-6400, 800-MHz, DDR2
    Supports up to 8 GB of system RAM in the following configurations:
    ? 8192-MB total system memory (4096 MB × 2, dual-channel)
    ? 6144-MB total system memory (2048 MB × 1 + 4096 MB × 1)
    ? 4096-MB total system memory (2048 × 2, dual-channel)
    ? 3072-MB total system memory (2048 × 1024)
    ? 2048-MB total system memory (1024 × 2, dual-channel)
    ? 2048-MB total system memory (2048 × 1)
    ? 1024-MB total system memory (1024 × 1)

    go to page 50 follow the guide to add more ram
    Before removing the memory module, follow these steps:
    1. Shut down the computer. If you are unsure whether the computer is off or in Hibernation, turn the computer on,
    and then shut it down through the operating system.
    2. Disconnect all external devices connected to the computer.
    3. Disconnect the power from the computer by first unplugging the power cord from the AC outlet and then
    unplugging the AC adapter from the computer.
    4. Remove the battery (see “Battery” on page 4-7).
    Remove the memory module:
    1. Position the computer with the front toward you.
    2. Loosen the three Phillips PM2.5×5.5 captive screws 1 that secure the memory module compartment cover to
    the computer.
    3. Lift the rear edge 2 of the cover, swing it up and to the front, and remove the cover 3. The memory module
    compartment cover is included in the Plastics Kit, spare part number 511890-001.
    4. Spread the retaining tabs 1 on each side of the memory module to release the memory module. (The edge of
    the module opposite the slot rises away from the computer.)
    5. Remove the memory module 2 by pulling the module away from the slot at an angle.
    Reverse this procedure to install a memory module.

    to have an idea on ram to be used check Crucial Scanner

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