How to Upgrade RAM in HP Notebook 15 Series
Hi Guys, welcome to the article, today I am going to show you how you can upgrade/install a new RAM (Memory) in your HP Notebook 15 series Laptop. In this tutorial, I am using an HP Notebook 15-Ay008tx Laptop which comes with 4GB of DDR4 RAM pre-installed in it. Now it’s time to extend the RAM memory, to boost the laptop performance.
How to find Laptop’s RAM is DDR3 or DDR4??
So my laptop is a DDR4 Laptop, your may be DDR3. But how to check?? Simple, Just type your laptop’s model number on Google and open the first search result (Make sure it’s HP official site) then you will see your laptop’s specifications page. On this page find the memory section, there you will see the RAM information like this: 4GB DDR4-2133 SDRAM (1 x 4 GB). It means this laptop supports a DDR4 RAM module. Below are the example of finding your RAM generation whether it’s DDR3 or DDR4:
Here you learned how to find the laptop’s RAM Generations if you find DDR3 with your laptop’s model no. then you need to buy a DDR3 RAM or if it shows DDR4 get the DDR4. Below are the links for Both Ram Generations:
How to Install Ram in HP Notebook 15 Series Laptop?
In this laptop there are two RAM slots, on which one is empty, you can install an additional 8GB RAM memory on it or you can also install two 8GB RAM by replacing it with the old 4GB RAM. Now your Laptop will be upgraded to 16GB RAM memory. But whatever you want 8GB or 16GB first you need to know how to Dissemble HP Notebook. Because in HP Notebook 15 Series there is not an option to install the RAM directly from the back. Follow the tutorial:
Now You have to do full disassembly of this laptop, I am guiding you step by step. First, you will need Laptop opening tools, 4 head screwdriver, an opening Prey tool, and a Brush for cleaning purposes. To perform the RAM Installation you may also need a flat place (Table), now I am going to show you the full guide for the hp notebook 15 ram upgrade below.
HP Notebook 15 RAM Install Guide (Step by Step)
Step 1: First Remove the Battery out of this Laptop. Note: Slide the battery Clip first.
Step 2: Open the DVD writer screw and take out the DVD writer from the Laptop.
Step 3: Open all the screws from the Laptop using a 4 head screwdriver.
Step 4: In HP Notebook there are some hidden screws find them and remove the rubber shown in the image below.
Step 5: Using an opening prey tool, unplug the back cover (Bottom Base) from the laptop.
Step 6: Laptop is opened, and it’s time to install the RAM, insert the RAM in the 2nd Slot.
Step 7: Push the Ram to fit it, the clips will automatically fit the RAM by pressing it.
Step 8: Congratulations!! here we did our installation, now cover your laptop with the back cover (bottom base) and Insert your DVD writer and Battery and check the RAM is Showing on Bios or Not. To open bios in the HP Notebook notebook, first turn on your laptop and quickly press the F10 button.
Thank you for reading my article if you have any questions please comment, I will try to give all possible answers and if you are still confused or not satisfied with the article then watch my video on my YouTube Channel. You can find the link to the video below.
How To Upgrade / Install RAM in HP Notebook – Watch Video
Thanks for watching the video tutorial on how to upgrade RAM in HP Laptops, the links for the memory sticks are above in the article.