Re: HP DV6383 Ram capacity (534 Views)
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Amgad Kamel
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Registered: ‎11-09-2008
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HP DV6383 Ram capacity

Hi ,
I have a HP DV6383 laptop, I was trying to raise it's mem to 4 GB (2*2Gigs), but I found that the max is 3GB only, is there any fix for that?
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Steve Huffer
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Re: HP DV6383 Ram capacity

It can take 4 gigs of RAM, which will be visible to the BIOS, but a 32 bit operating system (XP or Vista) can only use about 3.25 gigs. In order to use the full 4 gigs you must install a 64 bit OS. Frankly, the performance difference between 3 and 4 gigs with XP is negligible. It is more noticeable in Vista but not worth the hassle of reinstalling the OS.
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