motherboards
+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 12 of 12

Thread: Memory upgrade from 4 GBs DDR3L

  1. #1
    Member

    Status
    dacul is offline

    Last Online
    03-11-2014 @ 14:54
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Romania
    Posts
    63
    CPU: AMD A10- 5800K
    M/B: ASRock FM2A85X Extreme 6
    RAM: Hyper X 8 GB 1600
    GPU: Radeon HD 7660D
    • dacul's Full Spec's
      • Case:
      • Chaser A31
      • PSU:
      • Lepa G750
      • Sound:
      • N/A
      • Monitor:
      • LG Flatron L1717S
      • OS:
      • 7
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 7 Times in 7 Posts
    Points: 1,986, Level: 12
    Points: 1,986, Level: 12
    Level completed: 46%,
    Points required for next Level: 164
    Level completed: 46%, Points required for next Level: 164
    Overall activity: 10.0%
    Overall activity: 10.0%

    Default Memory upgrade from 4 GBs DDR3L

    Last year i bought my syster, at a good offer, an HP Pavilion: i5-3230M, AMD Radeon HD 8670M, 4 GB DDR3L, HM76 Express chipset. Being under warranty i don't want to make upgrades yet and for what she use it for, 4 GBs are enough. But also i think in the future and i know that memory prices will rise as soon as DDR4 hit the market. Beside an ssd i want to make this memory upgrade and honestly i'm not sure if is it right to spend money on 8 GBs or 16 GBs kit. That means a price difference of $91, from $113 to $204. Any thoughts? Thx in advance.

  2. #2
    Moderator

    Status
    vinman is offline

    Last Online
    Today @ 21:06
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Los Angeles Orange Cty
    Posts
    3,740
    CPU: Intel Core i7 2600K Sandy Bridge
    M/B: ASUS Maximus IV Gene-Z/Gen3 Mother Board
    RAM: 16 GB Crucial Ballistix Elite
    GPU: VisionTek Radeon HD 6950 with custom waterblock
    • vinman's Full Spec's
      • Case:
      • Phanteks Enthoo Lux
      • PSU:
      • 1200 watt 80+Gold PSU
      • Cooling:
      • AirPlex 360 rad Airplex Pro 240 slim rad Swiftech MCP 655 Pump XSPC RAYSTORM CPU Water Block Alphacool Coolplex Pro 10LT Tube Reservoir
      • Sound:
      • On Board
      • Monitor:
      • 24 inch ASUS HDMI
      • OS:
      • Win 7 Ultimate 64bit
    Thanks
    1,161
    Thanked 542 Times in 432 Posts
    Points: 21,331, Level: 44
    Points: 21,331, Level: 44
    Level completed: 65%,
    Points required for next Level: 319
    Level completed: 65%, Points required for next Level: 319
    Overall activity: 99.5%
    Overall activity: 99.5%

    Default Re: Memory upgrade from 4 GBs DDR3L

    It all depends on how she is using her system if all she is doing is surfing the net and maybe some light gaming its a waste of money
    Now an SSD would be a worthwhile upgrade either way, let us know the primary use and we can better advise you of those needs.

  3. #3
    Member

    Status
    dacul is offline

    Last Online
    03-11-2014 @ 14:54
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Romania
    Posts
    63
    CPU: AMD A10- 5800K
    M/B: ASRock FM2A85X Extreme 6
    RAM: Hyper X 8 GB 1600
    GPU: Radeon HD 7660D
    • dacul's Full Spec's
      • Case:
      • Chaser A31
      • PSU:
      • Lepa G750
      • Sound:
      • N/A
      • Monitor:
      • LG Flatron L1717S
      • OS:
      • 7
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 7 Times in 7 Posts
    Points: 1,986, Level: 12
    Points: 1,986, Level: 12
    Level completed: 46%,
    Points required for next Level: 164
    Level completed: 46%, Points required for next Level: 164
    Overall activity: 10.0%
    Overall activity: 10.0%

    Default Re: Memory upgrade from 4 GBs DDR3L

    Quote Originally Posted by vinman View Post
    It all depends on how she is using her system if all she is doing is surfing the net and maybe some light gaming its a waste of money
    Now an SSD would be a worthwhile upgrade either way, let us know the primary use and we can better advise you of those needs.
    No hard work from her. Just usual stuff. Light games yes. That's why at those specs I prefered for less money only 4GBs. I guess even 8 GBs is more than enough in the future.

  4. #4
    Moderator

    Status
    vinman is offline

    Last Online
    Today @ 21:06
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Los Angeles Orange Cty
    Posts
    3,740
    CPU: Intel Core i7 2600K Sandy Bridge
    M/B: ASUS Maximus IV Gene-Z/Gen3 Mother Board
    RAM: 16 GB Crucial Ballistix Elite
    GPU: VisionTek Radeon HD 6950 with custom waterblock
    • vinman's Full Spec's
      • Case:
      • Phanteks Enthoo Lux
      • PSU:
      • 1200 watt 80+Gold PSU
      • Cooling:
      • AirPlex 360 rad Airplex Pro 240 slim rad Swiftech MCP 655 Pump XSPC RAYSTORM CPU Water Block Alphacool Coolplex Pro 10LT Tube Reservoir
      • Sound:
      • On Board
      • Monitor:
      • 24 inch ASUS HDMI
      • OS:
      • Win 7 Ultimate 64bit
    Thanks
    1,161
    Thanked 542 Times in 432 Posts
    Points: 21,331, Level: 44
    Points: 21,331, Level: 44
    Level completed: 65%,
    Points required for next Level: 319
    Level completed: 65%, Points required for next Level: 319
    Overall activity: 99.5%
    Overall activity: 99.5%

    Default Re: Memory upgrade from 4 GBs DDR3L

    Quote Originally Posted by dacul View Post
    No hard work from her. Just usual stuff. Light games yes. That's why at those specs I prefered for less money only 4GBs. I guess even 8 GBs is more than enough in the future.
    You just asked and answered your own questions stick with what shes got for now and add the SSD
    that alone will speed thing up enough to satisfy a need for speed

  5. #5
    Core Member

    Status
    killjoyjim is offline

    Last Online
    Today @ 18:49
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    corry pa
    Posts
    4,304
    CPU: INTEL i5 4670k
    M/B: ASUS MAXIMUS VII HERO
    RAM: CORSAIR DOMINATOR PLATINUM 16GB 2133
    GPU: Two GIGABYTE 670. With EXPC waterblocks and back plats.
    • killjoyjim's Full Spec's
      • Case:
      • Case Labs Magnum TH 10. With custom paint.
      • PSU:
      • AZZA TITAN 1000w
      • Cooling:
      • D5 pump with dress up kit and block. Custom Res with three XSPC 480mm rads. Swifteck CPU block and Two XSPC water blocks on my 670 cards.
      • Sound:
      • ASUS ROG THUNDERBOLT
      • Monitor:
      • 47'' samsung tv
      • OS:
      • windows 7
      • Misc:
      • OCZ 60gb fot OS. And a OCZ 240 ssd.
    Thanks
    30
    Thanked 356 Times in 323 Posts
    Points: 27,186, Level: 50
    Points: 27,186, Level: 50
    Level completed: 64%,
    Points required for next Level: 364
    Level completed: 64%, Points required for next Level: 364
    Overall activity: 99.6%
    Overall activity: 99.6%

    Default Re: Memory upgrade from 4 GBs DDR3L

    So true Vinman.A ssd is the way to go.

  6. #6
    Regular Member

    Status
    Shell_Shock is offline

    Last Online
    03-11-2014 @ 20:45
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    Waterford, PA
    Posts
    221
    CPU: AMD A8-4555M APU
    M/B: HP-193B
    RAM: 6GB DDR3
    GPU: AMD Radeon HD 7600G
    • Shell_Shock's Full Spec's
      • Cooling:
      • Rear Intake, Side Exhaust fans
      • Sound:
      • Altec Lansing Speakers; IDT Advanced Audio Codec
      • Monitor:
      • 15" 1080p LCD Laptop Screen
      • OS:
      • Crunchbang Linux
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 23 Times in 17 Posts
    Points: 1,973, Level: 12
    Points: 1,973, Level: 12
    Level completed: 41%,
    Points required for next Level: 177
    Level completed: 41%, Points required for next Level: 177
    Overall activity: 10.0%
    Overall activity: 10.0%

    Default Re: Memory upgrade from 4 GBs DDR3L

    About hte RAM, I myself have an HP Pavillion Sleekbook and it came with 6GB adn it can olny go up to 8GB. go to the HP Site and look into the memory limits, i wanted to get a 16GB RAM Upgrade for this laptop but i can't
    Programmer, Ethical Hacker, Tech Support, Geek Extraordinaire.

  7. #7
    Core Member

    Status
    killjoyjim is offline

    Last Online
    Today @ 18:49
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    corry pa
    Posts
    4,304
    CPU: INTEL i5 4670k
    M/B: ASUS MAXIMUS VII HERO
    RAM: CORSAIR DOMINATOR PLATINUM 16GB 2133
    GPU: Two GIGABYTE 670. With EXPC waterblocks and back plats.
    • killjoyjim's Full Spec's
      • Case:
      • Case Labs Magnum TH 10. With custom paint.
      • PSU:
      • AZZA TITAN 1000w
      • Cooling:
      • D5 pump with dress up kit and block. Custom Res with three XSPC 480mm rads. Swifteck CPU block and Two XSPC water blocks on my 670 cards.
      • Sound:
      • ASUS ROG THUNDERBOLT
      • Monitor:
      • 47'' samsung tv
      • OS:
      • windows 7
      • Misc:
      • OCZ 60gb fot OS. And a OCZ 240 ssd.
    Thanks
    30
    Thanked 356 Times in 323 Posts
    Points: 27,186, Level: 50
    Points: 27,186, Level: 50
    Level completed: 64%,
    Points required for next Level: 364
    Level completed: 64%, Points required for next Level: 364
    Overall activity: 99.6%
    Overall activity: 99.6%

    Default Re: Memory upgrade from 4 GBs DDR3L

    Quote Originally Posted by Shell_Shock View Post
    About hte RAM, I myself have an HP Pavillion Sleekbook and it came with 6GB adn it can olny go up to 8GB. go to the HP Site and look into the memory limits, i wanted to get a 16GB RAM Upgrade for this laptop but i can't
    Well then Alex look's like you need to get a good SSD...

  8. #8
    Member

    Status
    dacul is offline

    Last Online
    03-11-2014 @ 14:54
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Romania
    Posts
    63
    CPU: AMD A10- 5800K
    M/B: ASRock FM2A85X Extreme 6
    RAM: Hyper X 8 GB 1600
    GPU: Radeon HD 7660D
    • dacul's Full Spec's
      • Case:
      • Chaser A31
      • PSU:
      • Lepa G750
      • Sound:
      • N/A
      • Monitor:
      • LG Flatron L1717S
      • OS:
      • 7
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 7 Times in 7 Posts
    Points: 1,986, Level: 12
    Points: 1,986, Level: 12
    Level completed: 46%,
    Points required for next Level: 164
    Level completed: 46%, Points required for next Level: 164
    Overall activity: 10.0%
    Overall activity: 10.0%

    Default Re: Memory upgrade from 4 GBs DDR3L

    Quote Originally Posted by vinman View Post
    You just asked and answered your own questions stick with what shes got for now and add the SSD
    that alone will speed thing up enough to satisfy a need for speed
    Yep, you're right. Thx again.

  9. #9
    Member

    Status
    dacul is offline

    Last Online
    03-11-2014 @ 14:54
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Romania
    Posts
    63
    CPU: AMD A10- 5800K
    M/B: ASRock FM2A85X Extreme 6
    RAM: Hyper X 8 GB 1600
    GPU: Radeon HD 7660D
    • dacul's Full Spec's
      • Case:
      • Chaser A31
      • PSU:
      • Lepa G750
      • Sound:
      • N/A
      • Monitor:
      • LG Flatron L1717S
      • OS:
      • 7
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 7 Times in 7 Posts
    Points: 1,986, Level: 12
    Points: 1,986, Level: 12
    Level completed: 46%,
    Points required for next Level: 164
    Level completed: 46%, Points required for next Level: 164
    Overall activity: 10.0%
    Overall activity: 10.0%

    Default Re: Memory upgrade from 4 GBs DDR3L

    Quote Originally Posted by Shell_Shock View Post
    About hte RAM, I myself have an HP Pavillion Sleekbook and it came with 6GB adn it can olny go up to 8GB. go to the HP Site and look into the memory limits, i wanted to get a 16GB RAM Upgrade for this laptop but i can't
    That Pavilion 15 series can be upgraded up to 16 GBs of RAM but only with DDR3L, 1.35 V for low voltage. And vinman was right, i'm not gonna use it for me, even her boyfriend doesn't game all day, so with an ssd and probably 8 GBs of RAM she's gonna be more than satisfied.

  10. #10
    Moderator

    Status
    Cyberburnout is offline

    Last Online
    Today @ 21:19
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    GROVE CITY OHIO
    Posts
    4,764
    CPU: AMD FX8320 at 4.8ghz
    M/B: Gigibyte GA990fx-UD5
    RAM: 16GB Hyper-X Predator 2133mhz
    GPU: 3x Sapphire 7950 Dual-x 3GB
    • Cyberburnout's Full Spec's
      • Case:
      • Switch 810 Matte
      • PSU:
      • INWin Commander II 1200w
      • Cooling:
      • Customer H20 with XSPC cpu block. Swiftech 320 Rad 3 Phanteks 120mm fans.2 120mm NZXT Fans in Front, 1 120mm NZXT fan in rear Recon Fan controller. Blue UV cooling liquid
      • Sound:
      • ONBOARD
      • Monitor:
      • lG 55in lcd TV
      • OS:
      • WINDOWS 7 ULTIMATE X64
      • Misc:
      • Blue LED Lights
    Thanks
    49
    Thanked 942 Times in 566 Posts
    Points: 18,875, Level: 41
    Points: 18,875, Level: 41
    Level completed: 92%,
    Points required for next Level: 75
    Level completed: 92%, Points required for next Level: 75
    Overall activity: 99.7%
    Overall activity: 99.7%

    Default Re: Memory upgrade from 4 GBs DDR3L

    Quote Originally Posted by dacul View Post
    That Pavilion 15 series can be upgraded up to 16 GBs of RAM but only with DDR3L, 1.35 V for low voltage. And vinman was right, i'm not gonna use it for me, even her boyfriend doesn't game all day, so with an ssd and probably 8 GBs of RAM she's gonna be more than satisfied.

    First thing. Upgrading the Drives or memory DO NOT void the warranty. This are user upgradable items and they do not hold it against you. However if there is a failure and it comes back to be one of the parts you upgraded, they will not be covered by the OEM warranty. If for some reason you need to return the laptop for service, remove the parts you installed and put back the originals. This will save you a massive headache during warranty service. You also have a strong chance of not having those items returned.

    If she does has a large amount of music or videos then a SSD might not be the best option. Go with a 1TB Seagate hybrid drive 2.5". You will get a big performance increase(not as much as an ssd but close) and still retain storage space. The cost is actually cheaper then an SSD as well. The 500gb drives is $79 and $106 for the 1TB drive. It has an 8GB nand built right it. I have one the 1TB version and it is really fast. This option is always looked over but it is really one of the best for mobile devices. I also use them to upgrade older desktops. As cheap as they are you can get 2 and run them in a RAID for some serious speed and still have a lot for for gaming.

    If she is not using a 64bit OS then it is useless to upgrade to 8gb. Size isnt everything either. Have you thought about upgrading to the fastest memory the laptop can support in 4gb since you are saying she isnt going to use 8GB?
    "If you got it, Build it"

    A+ Certified. Dell, Lenovo, HP, Lexmarks, Xerox, Panasonic and NEC Certified ASP.

  11. #11
    Member

    Status
    dacul is offline

    Last Online
    03-11-2014 @ 14:54
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Romania
    Posts
    63
    CPU: AMD A10- 5800K
    M/B: ASRock FM2A85X Extreme 6
    RAM: Hyper X 8 GB 1600
    GPU: Radeon HD 7660D
    • dacul's Full Spec's
      • Case:
      • Chaser A31
      • PSU:
      • Lepa G750
      • Sound:
      • N/A
      • Monitor:
      • LG Flatron L1717S
      • OS:
      • 7
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 7 Times in 7 Posts
    Points: 1,986, Level: 12
    Points: 1,986, Level: 12
    Level completed: 46%,
    Points required for next Level: 164
    Level completed: 46%, Points required for next Level: 164
    Overall activity: 10.0%
    Overall activity: 10.0%

    Default Re: Memory upgrade from 4 GBs DDR3L

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyberburnout View Post
    First thing. Upgrading the Drives or memory DO NOT void the warranty. This are user upgradable items and they do not hold it against you. However if there is a failure and it comes back to be one of the parts you upgraded, they will not be covered by the OEM warranty. If for some reason you need to return the laptop for service, remove the parts you installed and put back the originals. This will save you a massive headache during warranty service. You also have a strong chance of not having those items returned.

    If she does has a large amount of music or videos then a SSD might not be the best option. Go with a 1TB Seagate hybrid drive 2.5". You will get a big performance increase(not as much as an ssd but close) and still retain storage space. The cost is actually cheaper then an SSD as well. The 500gb drives is $79 and $106 for the 1TB drive. It has an 8GB nand built right it. I have one the 1TB version and it is really fast. This option is always looked over but it is really one of the best for mobile devices. I also use them to upgrade older desktops. As cheap as they are you can get 2 and run them in a RAID for some serious speed and still have a lot for for gaming.

    If she is not using a 64bit OS then it is useless to upgrade to 8gb. Size isnt everything either. Have you thought about upgrading to the fastest memory the laptop can support in 4gb since you are saying she isnt going to use 8GB?
    And that's a great idea. Why should i spend money on an ssd and buy a usb 3.0 rack for the existent drive, when i can have all in the same place. Thx for the tip

  12. #12
    New Member

    Status
    Campa007 is offline

    Last Online
    25-11-2014 @ 00:36
    Join Date
    Nov 2014
    Posts
    10
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Points: 22, Level: 1
    Points: 22, Level: 1
    Level completed: 43%,
    Points required for next Level: 28
    Level completed: 43%, Points required for next Level: 28
    Overall activity: 5.0%
    Overall activity: 5.0%

    Default Re: Memory upgrade from 4 GBs DDR3L

    How will the SSD speed things up? Sorry not that familiar with SSD tech.

+ Reply to Thread

Ads

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 22-03-2012, 12:39
  2. Adata Releases Industry's First Single DDR3L-1333 8GB Module
    By Lil' Dead in forum Memory Overclocking
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 08-07-2011, 20:57
  3. Need to upgrade memory
    By FinDo16 in forum AMD
    Replies: 129
    Last Post: 28-04-2011, 16:57
  4. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 16-03-2010, 16:30
  5. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 16-03-2010, 12:40

Search tags for this page

There are currently no search tags.
Click on a term to search for related topics.

Tags for this Thread