HP EliteBook 8540w :: Identifying Correct Memory Slot For RAM Upgrade To Enable Dual Channel Memory
Jan 12, 2015
I just purchased a used Elitebook 8540w with i7 quad core and four memory slots (I love it!). It is running 64 bit Windows 7 Professional It came with one 4gb memory module and I purchased an additional 4gb module to bring total RAM to 8gb.
I have the HP document that shows for two 4gb memory modules, one should be in memory slot 1 and the other in memory slot 3 for correct functioning of dual channel memory. All set right?
Not quite. In the Elitebook 8540w, the primary memory slots under the keyboard are clearly labeled "1" and "2" However, the expansion memory slots on the underside of the chassis are also clearly labeled "1" and "2" Opps! There is no "3" and there is no "4" In which of the unfilled three slots do I install the second 4gb module for correct functioning of dual channel memory?
I have a question about 4gb of memory on inspirons. I recently put in 4GB's memory in my inspiron (Corsair brand) and I am running XP(x86) aka 32bit. Windows sees 3.25gb's which is exactly correct.
Awhile back I read that the inspiron motherboard which is an intel, will not run the memory in Dual Channel mode, which will slow the memory down about 3-5%. However I am not sure of how true or not this is. I put the memory and checked my bios and its showing all 4GB's and "Dual Channel" enabled.
So the question is how real is this dual channel concern if the bios is saying its in dual channel mode? PS we are both running the latest bios A17.
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There are only 2 places it could be:
1. First remove the existing ram chip (from the bottom side of the laptop), it might be under that one, but I don't know why the chip would in the top slot, it should be in the bottom one already.
2. It's under the keyboard. It can vary between models. But all you have to do it carefully pop the top button bezel off (EDIT: Start on the right side and pry it up and then pry the bottom edge until all the tabs are free) and then take the few screws out that are holding the keyboard down. It might be there clear as day or you might have to remove one more protective metal plate to find it. It's gotta be there!
If you still can't find it, GOOGLE your exact model number and include the keywords "ram" & "slot" with it. You should find some sort of specs saying how many slots are available.
Don't bother asking for a service manual. Most of the ones I've seen for Acer suck and don't show much other than an exploded parts view. But if you have to look, go here.
So i buy new laptop (hp pavilion 15-p153nm), in shop where i buy it it says that this laptop have two memory slots so i buy new 4gb ddr3 ram card and wanted to put it in free memory slot but when i opened laptop i couldnt find free slot only one...so my question is where is that second slot...i am using HP laptops and other products (printers etc.) for 10y and if this is some hp mistake and they didnt put second slot in this laptop i will be very disappointed.And yes i find manual for this laptop i opened this laptop by that manual and it have drawn two memory cards but its all it says about memory cards. I have pictures of laptop and everything else and i will put them here.
Configuration from Specy software
It says that i have one free slot? but i still dont see it.
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My HP elitebook 8540p has been serving me well for years but recently it shows a bluescreen and resets after entering the windows password.
Diagnostics when starting up say:
Memory Test: Failed Failure ID : UOEDUC-56C77E-XD7U3G-40N603 Product ID : WTO38ES#ABH Memory Module 2 Bottom-Slot 1 (right)
This means the memory card underneath the keyboard should be replaced, correct? I am confused by the message saying "Module 2 Bottom-Slot 1 (right)", I see only one card... If so, what is the best way to acquire a new memory card (Primary memory board)?
I decided to go with a HP Elitebook this year because I got a great deal for a 8540w.
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The display is completly covered by a magnesium case covered with a brushed aluminium surface and has the same great touch as the palmrest. The hinges keep the display tight in place, no bouncing at all, but you can open it by using only one hand. The Thinkpad needs two hands, because the base unit gets lifted too if you don't push it down....
I recently acquire a VGN-SZ491N from ebay and since I don't really like Vista, so I wipe out the hard drive and install Windows 7 Ultimate from scratch. I followed the following steps and everything works fine except for the video card portion.
A. Install Windows 7 B. Install missing / unknown drivers C. Reboot and install the utilities, in the following order:
1. Sony Utils DLL 2. Sony Shared Library 3. VAIO Event Service 4. Setting Utility Series
After Step C, I reboot my laptop and then able to install Nvidia driver and upgrade the video card from generic one to Nvidia at Speed mode.
But when I manually switch from speed to stigma, nothing happen, so I would like to know what should I do to enable the Intel video card portion and make it work in Windows 7.
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its an HP DV6-1264CA Artist edition v.2 16" LED backlit 1366 X 768 (comp in sig)
-AMD Turion Ultra ZM-82 2.2GHz -AMD RS780 Chipset -2 x 2 Gig of Samsung DDR2-800 RAM -ATI Mobility HD4650 1 Gig GDDR3 -1x Western Digital Scorpio Blue 500GB
All that on Vista Home Premium 64 bits. It's nice by the way, and I can play COD4, Doom3, HL2, Quake4 (my faves) at high details...of course I don't max out Crysis...lol but for last year's games, it's fine, especially for a lappy that cost $999 Canadian
I'm running all kinds of diagnosis tools to check on everything on the lappy:
-Everest Ultimate, CPUZ & others...
There is NO mention about the RAM running in dual-channel. In CPUZ, where I should see DUAL, the area is grayed out. I know there is 2 sticks of Samsung DDR2-800 (2 slots and the platform is able to run dual-channel according to AMD).....
I have a 2.5 year old E1705 notebook. I'm going to upgrade to W7 soon and in the process I thought I'd upgrade my memory from 2GB to 4GB.
I ran Dell's utility from their tech support page and it seems to be the case that the maximum my computer will support is 2GB! Is that possible?
In any case, I ran a diagnostic program (from Dell's utility) and it says my computer has two memory slots, and currently each slot on my computer has "Dual In-line Memory Module 1GB, 533, 128X64, 8K, 200", whatever that means.
I assume the 533 is memory speed (Hz) value. So according to Dell's utility, I am unable to increase the amount of RAM, but I could, for instance, "upgrade" to better chips (i.e., Dell sells DDR2 SDRAM Memory Speed: 800 MHz). Price would be $56.
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i cant post any links but had seen a few on play.com
2gb pc 5300 200 pin
would it matter that there would be 2 different types of RAM in the laptop.
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