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06 Mar 2014   #11
linnemeyerhere

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Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Don't look back as that i3 chip is a little jewel and then save for a external enclosure and a ssd 128 minimum or better yet a 256gb then place the stock drive once you've cloned it or clean install W7.


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06 Mar 2014   #12
PSCO2007

Windows 7 Professional X64
 
 

I'm getting the Crucial m500 - 240gb ssd.

Since this is already installed (W7 pro) I'll just do a backup with Trueimage and install to ssd - That's what you meant, right? That's what you meant by a clean install?

http://www.amazon.com/Crucial-2-5-In.../dp/B00BQ8RGL6
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06 Mar 2014   #13
linnemeyerhere

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Well close, I would order the os and driver disc from HP, I called and asked for it real nice and they shipped it free. Then I would load just the OS and drivers and only a very select if any of the other bloatware and HP is known for their bloatware. You can also download and your OS version online and then use your product key to register then grab the needed drivers off HP's site but I prefer to have a disc copy. I would do a clean install rather than an image because you'll be imaging the bloatware and other HP trash.
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06 Mar 2014   #14
PSCO2007

Windows 7 Professional X64
 
 

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I called and asked for it real nice and they shipped it free.
Wow, didn't know of that option.!!

Thanks, that's what I'll do.

Paul

What I meant about an image is that I would first eliminate all the bloatware, then do a backup and install that to the new SSD.
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06 Mar 2014   #15
linnemeyerhere

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Perfect and you'll love this lappy with the ram and ssd combo and then get something like these to round out the package !

To store the stock drive in and transfer large files:

Vantec NexStar CX SuperSpeed 2.5" SATA to USB 3.0 External Hard Drive/SSD Enclosure (Supports 7mm, 9.5mm, 12.5mm HDD/SSD) - Model NST-200S3-BK - Newegg.com

Then just keep this in the sd slot for added storage and easy transfer:

PNY Elite Performance 64GB SDXC Flash Memory Card - 90 MB/s Read Speed, CL 10, For High-end DSLR Cameras & HD Video - P-SDX64U1H-GE at TigerDirect.com
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06 Mar 2014   #16
PSCO2007

Windows 7 Professional X64
 
 

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07 Mar 2014   #17
PSCO2007

Windows 7 Professional X64
 
 

Hi linnemeyerhere,

The one question you didn't answer was about memory- Can I just add one stick of 4gb (assuming they didn't use 2 - 2gb sticks instead of one 4gb stick)

I also am kind of confused - I visited the HP forum and people are saying even though it supports 16gb ram, the performance degrades at that level.

Strange, isn't it?
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07 Mar 2014   #18
ignatzatsonic

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PSCO2007 View Post
Hi linnemeyerhere,

The one question you didn't answer was about memory- Can I just add one stick of 4gb (assuming they didn't use 2 - 2gb sticks instead of one 4gb stick)

I also am kind of confused - I visited the HP forum and people are saying even though it supports 16gb ram, the performance degrades at that level.

Strange, isn't it?
You should be able to add one stick of 4 to your existing 4. Just try to make sure it matches in as many respects as possible, particularly voltage. I'd get the same brand and model number if at all possible. I don't think memory mismatch issues are as prevalent as they were some years back when a lot was made of it and people were buying sticks with consecutive serial numbers to be sure of a "match".

Never heard of degraded performance on 16 GB. What reason is stated? I suppose a laptop might use slightly more battery power if more RAM slots are populated. It's more likely to just be a waste of money as few people have a legit need for 16.
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07 Mar 2014   #19
PSCO2007

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08 Mar 2014   #20
linnemeyerhere

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Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Zero need to go the added expense of 16gb in your lappy. Just get a matched set (best) or a single stick as closely matched to speed and timings as the one in the unit now. That's what came with mine, a Samsung stick was then supported with a Crucial and they worked well together but I then bought matched pair of GSkills !
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