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Upgrading My hp530 laptop

Hi guys i have 1 year old laptop HP 530 Business notebook....working fine....i thinking of upgrading it.
Current configuration is: Intel 945 GME Express Chipset Intel Core Duo(1.8GHz)Processor. 512mb DDR2 ram(2 SODIMM Slots)

My question Are: Can i upgrade its RAM to 4gb or atleast to 3gb? Can i upgrade Its HardDisk to 320 gb....? will it Affect my system performance....?

Kindly Help.. Thanks in advance

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  • Prathamesh Patkar Sep 12, 2009

    thx...i found some Hp530 laptop having ram 3gb.....i also found out on one site that max supported is 4gb
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  • Prathamesh Patkar Sep 12, 2009

    Thank u alot......the advise was really helpful.....i will surely go for it and u u a feedback....



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It is working.

Tested first with one new module with 2GB RAM, then with 2 modules, 2GB (new) + 1GB (original). Post and Windows are showing 3GB.
The HP 530 notebook is working OK.

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RAM installed 512 MB Max supported RAM 2 GB RAM technology DDR2 - for laptops

so 3 and 4gb are out of the question.

The hard drive is a SATA - 2.5" laptop hard drive, the 320 should work in my opinion but I can't guarantee it 100%, you may want to take it to a local professional that can first test the 320 drive on the laptop before you purchase it. if it doesn't work buy a smaller drive.

the 320gb drive wont affect performance much, it will give you more room for your files.

the memory upgrade to 2GB will help ALOT.

Posted on Sep 12, 2009

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  • Ekse Sep 12, 2009

    To make sure I told you the right stuff I wen't and got the service manual for the laptop, I see that the Intel Core Solo T1400 1.83-GHz processor which I assume your laptop now has is the best available, but since this document is few years old(2007) a newer cpu may work.

    Also what it says on memory it says:

    Memory modules (667-MHz, PC2-5300, 1-DIMM) maximum for 1 slot - 1024-MB

    Hard drive part lists 120GB hard drive has bigest available well again as a old document there may not have been bigger ones available, will probably work with a bigger one.

    if you need help in replacing the hard drive or memory yourself this service document will help you

    page number 36 on pdf reader tells about memory replacement.

    HP website does offer a BIOS update that may help the laptop to work with newer CPU's, Hard drives. But I think its unlikely to help on the memory.

  • Ekse Sep 12, 2009

    I also went and looked up the Mobile Intel® 945 Express Chipset

    System Memory Support
    • Supports single-/dual-channel DDR2 SDRAM
    • Maximum Memory supported: up to 4 GB at 400, 533 and 667 MHz
    • 64-bit wide per channel
    • Three Memory Channel Configurations supported:
    — Single-Channel
    — Dual-Channel Symmetric
    — Dual-Channel Asymmetric

    At this point I don't know who to trust, Try a 2GB module see if it works, if it doesn't then go with 1GB modules.



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