This Intel's webpage tells that my chipset support up to 4GB of RAM. One person from Intel support told me that my processor will support 4GB of RAM, but he also told me that due to the fact that Intel does not manufacture laptop systems, their are not familiar with the way the BIOS of those laptop systems are developed and in this case only the laptop manufacturer can answer my question.
Regarding the installation of more ram, only the laptop manufacturer can answer that question, since they are the ones that manufacture the system and knows how it works, and it's limits.This report by Crucial memory scanner tells that my laptop supports up to 4GB of RAM however this report by CPU-Z tells that laptop will only support 2GB of RAM.
I spoke with my HP support in Israel and they told me that most of these models support 4GB of RAM but this technical information tells otherwise. I have contacted HP USA support and they said that 2GB of RAM is maximum, however after i told them that HP support in Israel told me that laptop supports 4GB of RAM, they told me that such setup may work but HP does not recommend this as certain issues may arise. HP would not recommend to make any change that will damage the product.
Here are laptop's specifications:
Model: HP Pavilion dv5282ea
Intel Centrino Duo T2400 1.83Ghz
1GB of RAM (512 Samsung, 512 PQI)
GeForce Go 7400
80GB Hitachi Hard Drive Sata 150
Mobile Intel 945PM Express Chipset
2GB of ram would be enough for you anyway, unless you wanna do a lot of multi tasking or use programs that hog memory a lot. Then again, even if you do get 4GB of ram, your CPU would be a major weak link for these programs.
Anyways, what OS are you using right now?
answered Apr 12 '11 at 13:08
When I had my Dell Dimension 4550, Dell said that the max RAM was 1GB, but the max that the chipset supported was 2GB and I ended up putting 2GB in and it worked fine! I would go by the chipset maximum, but try the system scanner just in case...
answered Apr 12 '11 at 19:27
Here is why some things may say otherwise. You need a x64 OS to recognize 4GB. My guess is you have x86.
answered Apr 13 '11 at 09:06
You're asking the wrong questions about your CPU. You really need to know if your CPU and chipset supports a 64-bit operating system. If it does not, even if you have 4gb in the machine the most a 32-bit OS will see is around 3GB of it. You will need a 64-bit OS if you want to access that much RAM.
I wouldn't bother - with that CPU, that much ram and that size hard disk, you have too many things to replace. Get a new machine. Install Linux on that one, it will make a great server.
answered Apr 14 '11 at 01:54