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Windows 7: RAM

27 Dec 2017   #1
cmmpro1

Win7 Pro 64 bit and Win10 Pro 64 bit
 
 
RAM

My Probook has 8 gigs of RAM. I want to upgrade to 16 gigs. What effect if any will that have on my device?


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27 Dec 2017   #2
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

The first thing you have to do is make sure that your Probook can take 16 GB of RAM.
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27 Dec 2017   #3
RoasterMen

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-BIT
 
 

Unless you are doing anything that consumes a lot of RAM, there's no difference. I wouldn't upgrade the 6455b.
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27 Dec 2017   #4
cmmpro1

Win7 Pro 64 bit and Win10 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RoasterMen View Post
Unless you are doing anything that consumes a lot of RAM, there's no difference. I wouldn't upgrade the 6455b.
Why not upgrade the 6455b?
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28 Dec 2017   #5
Bat 1

8.1 home x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cmmpro1 View Post
Why not upgrade the 6455b?
Don't think the components or BIOS are capable of more than 8GBs of RAM. RAM SSD Upgrades | HP - Compaq ProBook 6455b | Crucial.com

RAM prices are again on the higher side and your laptop is quiet dated, if you're not already running the OS on a SSD (?) that would be a better option.
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28 Dec 2017   #6
mrjimphelps

Linux Mint 18.2 xfce 64-bit (VMWare host) / Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit (VMWare guest)
 
 

I agree with Bat 1 about the SSD. Two things which will speed up your computer are (1) lots of memory and (2) an SSD. You already have lots of memory, so now try the SSD.
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28 Dec 2017   #7
cmmpro1

Win7 Pro 64 bit and Win10 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Thank you. I was about to upgrade the memory to 16 gigs in the 6470b and the 6455b. I guess I don't need to now. My next computer will be an SSD.
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28 Dec 2017   #8
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

8G of memory is more than you will ever need.

You have no idea what a SSD can do for your computer. Boots in seconds and open programs at a blink of an eye.
You can clone the HDD to the SSD and then insert the HDD on an enclosure to have extra space and a backup drive.
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I have one of these PNY CS1311 2.5 SSD7CS1311-240-RB - Newegg.com

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28 Dec 2017   #9
cmmpro1

Win7 Pro 64 bit and Win10 Pro 64 bit
 
 

So are you saying I can remove the HDD, put it in an enclosure and install the SSD in my Probook?
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28 Dec 2017   #10
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Yes!!!!

My suggestion:

- With CCleaner (CCleaner - Standard) clean your HDD.
- De fragment your HDD (%windir%\system32\dfrgui.exe).
- Install https://updates.macrium.com/reflect/v7/ReflectDLHF.exe
- Insert the SSD on the enclosure.
- Use Macrium Reflect to clone the HDD on the SSD.
- Power off, remove the battery, open the case and replace the HDD by the SSD.
- Test the laptop with the SSD.
- Insert the HDD on the enclosure.
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