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Windows 7: Can I ADD an extra 4 GB RAM in my HP Envy 6-1011tx Laptop ?

02 Nov 2015   #1

Windows 10 Home 64 bit
Can I ADD an extra 4 GB RAM in my HP Envy 6-1011tx Laptop ?

My system had built in windows 7. now, i upgraded it to Windows 10.

pc has become quite slow. it has built it 4 GB RAM (ddr3) running at 1333 Mhz.

i was wondering if i could add another 4 gb or 8gb ddr3 ram which runs at 1600 Mhz ?

it has got another empty slot. my preferred brand is corsair.


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02 Nov 2015   #2

Windows 10 64 bit

In most cases, memory is not the cause of a PC running slow. Extra memory can mean more programs open at one time but it doesn't really speed up the PC.

I couldn't find the spec's on the HP site documents for this specific PC.

Go to - DRAM, solid state drive (SSD) memory upgrades for Dell, Mac, Apple, HP, Compaq, Lenovo, Acer, ASUS and either enter the model number or let it scan your PC and it will list the maximum amount of memory and what is compatible from Crucial. You should use matched memory of the same type from the same vendor.
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02 Nov 2015   #3

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit

Welcome to the forum.

Adding RAM certainly can improve performance but there is always a point of diminishing returns after which there will be little gain. With typical workloads you are probably beyond that point with 4 GB RAM. If the computer worked well with Windows 7 then is seems likely that something is wrong and needs to be investigated. Windows 10 memory requirements are generally somewhat lower than for Windows 7.
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02 Nov 2015   #4

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

You can add 1600 MHz if the motherboard supports that speed, but even if it does it will still only run at 1333 because you already have that installed and the memory will always run at the slowest speed installed.

If the MB supports 1600 MHz then you should install all 1600 MHz speed memory.

Please post a manufacturers link to your motherboard, Thank You.

If you find that you actually like Windows 10, you can now do what we call a clean install of Windows 10, it will activate, and all your slowness should dissapear.

Let us know if you`re interested in doing that.

If not, you should just go back to Windows 7

Without knowing what exact motherboard you have, we can not advise you efficiently :)
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02 Nov 2015   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium

First of all do not exlude the posts from the others before my posts. These people have been on this site for a long time and are much more versed than me. Its just that I went through a 7 to 10 upgrade recently and found out things I was unaware of and thought I would share them. I checked the HP website and it indicates that your laptop has not been tested for Windows 10. They do not have drivers for Windows 10 available. This may be why its slow, I'm not sure. I ran into an issue with a Lenovo that the "Get Windows 10" utility said it was compatible but Lenovo did not have drivers for 10 yet. Some older laptops may not be compatible with 10.

Upgrade to Windows 10 | HP® Official Site

Here is an article that explains older laptops and Windows

Why you should be (very) wary of Windows 10 if you own an older PC | CIO
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02 Nov 2015   #6

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

A laptop

I would have never upgraded it to 10 then.
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02 Nov 2015   #7
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

A laptop could have limited bios access and settings and also limited drivers availability from the manufacture.
This makes updating to W-10 a iffy thing to try in my opinion.
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03 Nov 2015   #8

Windows 10 Home 64 bit

Guys, thank you all =d
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