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you want to upgrade ? 32x or 64x windows 32x only uses 4 GB.windows 64x HP Pavilion 8 or 16 maybe.removal of the ram is easy.first things first open the computer after removed the electric cord and shutdown the PSU no lights on the motherboard.now locate the ram and gently open the hooks be careful not to breake them.
After taking off the side panel, remove the front cover. Lay the computer on its side, remove two screws on the top of the metal cage (expansion by) take a long flat head screwdriver and insert it in the cage where the expansion bay is, press down and slide the cage over. Remove power and information cables from the back of the hard drive.
In some models you need to take screws. But most of them are easy just play around with the frond cover, that is just set with rubber pins onto the cahsis, so unplug them and also the side panel of the case.You wil find screws taht hold the CD_ROM.
The instructions for removing the back cover or front cover might be in the Owner's manual. You need to remove the access panel and once you remove it just uncrew the old hard drive and install the new one and recoonect the wires.
Look in you manual or download one from here, if you don't have one. Take a look at page 3 (or page 7 of the pdf file) and you can see a nice description on how to take the cover off. You have to slide the cover back first, before you can actually take it off.
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First, turn off the PC, remove the power cord from the back of the PC to remove the 115 volts then push the power button for a second or two so the capacitors will discharge. This is important because the residual charge can cause Motherboard damage especially when changing the RAM. You should follow this process ANYTIME you enter the PC case to make changes, etc.
To remove the side panel on a Pavilion 700x series:
Only one side panel allows access to the inside of the Pavilion case, the left side if looking from the front of the PC. The left side panel has knurled thumbscrews, not machine screws. Loosen the thumbscrews, they are designed to stay attached to the side panel, place your hand on the middle of the side panel and with inward force push the panel towards the back. The panel will slide and inch or two and you can pull it free. This proccess is easier if the PC is unplugged (push the power button on the front of the PC after pulling the power cord to dischard the capacitors) and the right side of the PC laying on the floor. This allows easy access to the left panel and allows light to enter the case from above to change/add the RAM you want to install.