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11 May 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
16GB ram on HP dv6 notebook - performance?

Hi everyone,

One of my friend asking me about would it be okay to put 16GB ram on HP DV6-6168tx notebook. I have no experience on how will it get along with the performance, so I need your opinions.

1) would it effect on performance of the notebook? I mean would adding that much of huge ram on DV6 will slow it down rather than giving more performance?

2) would it be unstable adding 16GB ram when running multiple vmware?

note :-
* notebook has I7 second gen proc, HD 6770M, 8GB 1333 DDR3 ram, intel HM65 or 67 chipset. cant remember. hp has mentioned it supports 16GB.

* he says that he needs this amount on purpose of running multiple virtual machines and for programming.

thank you. any suggestions welcome

EDIT:thanks you for moving to right thread. I thought it will be somthing like general question. sorry for the inconvenience.

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11 May 2012   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

As far as I know the DV-6 will only support 8 gigs. What model number?
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11 May 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

HP DV6-6168tx. thanks for replying.
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11 May 2012   #4

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

1-It will do neither. Adding RAM wont make it any faster, it will just let you have more things open simultaniously.

2-VM's gobble ram. I doubt that he/you is using up all 8 gigs now but if it is lose 16 may help. Just remember the added heat double the ram will put out.

3-If he does upgrade make sure he buys all new ram in one package. that is the only way to ensure compatibility.
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11 May 2012   #5
whs

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I don't even notice a performance difference between 4, 6 and 8GB on my different systems. And I have 2 virtual vBox partitions (Ubuntu and Windows 8). I doubt that 16GB will do anything for you.
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11 May 2012   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

thanks whs and zigzag. I also asked why do need that much. He told that for his programing works(most network based) he needs to have 3 4 virtual machines opened. I dnt knw much about it. But just I doubt that i would make the notebook run little slower because managing this kind of huge ram(for a dv-6, i think its little bit overloaded). You know that, too much of anything wont do much good

Thanks again. I think Im wrong based on your answers. Yet to mention that its a old dv-6 we're talking here.
And guys, it would be much help if you can suggest some good memory brands with your expierience? (g-skill, crossair??)
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11 May 2012   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

If he needs to run 4 VM's concurrently, having more than 8GB of RAM will likely be necessary. However, with as fast as VM boots and come out of being suspended, it doesn't seem to me like he would need to them running at the same time, but could rather cycle through them.
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11 May 2012   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

thank you pparks. I told da same thing too. i have 3 VMs on my notebook too in just 6gig. How ever its his choice though a little waste of bucks. Can you suggest me some of good ram names for notebooks? I use gskill on my desktop. Bt not sure about notebook rams. Would gskill, crossair go along with notebooks too?
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12 May 2012   #9

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

i am currently running 16 gigs in my msi gt683 and the ONLY noticable gain is that i can give a vm 6 gigs and it keeps the speed up (ubuntu vm for building android roms) but in windows/games/applications zero

and the only reason its 16 is the lappy came with 12 and the 4th ram slot looked lonely
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13 May 2012   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

hahaha.......thats a good one. thanks omega. yet can anyone suggest me what are good notebook ram chips?
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