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HP Pavilion DV7 needs an upgrade.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
Hi guys,

 

I'm in college at the moment and I don't have a lot of money to spend on a nice rig, so I upgraded from a Lenovo T420 Core i5 to a HP Pavilion DV7 Core i7 (2nd Gen).

 

The thing is, I use this for edting film (i'm in cinema studies) and to game, and I'd like to max out this laptop. 

These are the specs:

CPU: i7-2670QM @2.20GHz

GPU: AMD Radeon 6700M Series (2Gbs)

SSD: ADATA SP900 128Gbs

SSHD: Seagate 500Gbs (5400rpm)

RAM: 8Gbs DDR3 1333MHz

 

I was wondering, can this laptop take 16Gbs of RAM? And if so, what speed should I get?

And since I need a lot of space for the back-ups but also for gaming, should I replace the 500Gb SSHD for a 1Tb SSHD + 2Tb WD MyPassport, or should I just buy a 4~6Tb WD (Green or Caviar or Red) and set it up in an external case?

 

Thank you.

 

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It's very likely it will support 16GB of RAM.

You can find out more here:

http://uk.crucial.com/gbr/en

 

If it does, here is the kit I'd highly recommend:

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/16gb-%282x8gb%29-vengeance-performance-memory-kit-ddr3-1600mhz-cl10-15v

 

If it's got a DVD drive, you can replace it with a 2.5" drive to give you more or faster storage.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/EiioX-Drive-Caddy-Universal-DVD-ROM/dp/B00931ZPUW/


Compatible with Windows 95

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Posted · Original PosterOP

It's very likely it will support 16GB of RAM.

You can find out more here:

http://uk.crucial.com/gbr/en

 

If it does, here is the kit I'd highly recommend:

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/16gb-%282x8gb%29-vengeance-performance-memory-kit-ddr3-1600mhz-cl10-15v

 

If it's got a DVD drive, you can replace it with a 2.5" drive to give you more or faster storage.

I did that the other day and it said it could go up to 16 Gigs DDR3 1866  MHZ, but i've seen in some other places saying the max speed it can take is 1600MHz. I'm confused, Anyway, thanks for the help. :)

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I did that the other day and it said it could go up to 16 Gigs DDR3 1866  MHZ, but i've seen in some other places saying the max speed it can take is 1600MHz. I'm confused, Anyway, thanks for the help. :)

Yeah, you can put 1866 memory in it, only it will run at 1600 if that's the maximum for the computer. It doesn't really matter though, the difference in price is small so you may as well go for 1866. It's not as if it won't work.


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