upgrade memory for hp pavilion

Posted on 2005-05-12
Last Modified: 2008-02-01
where do i buy RAM memory for hp pavilion ZV5000

is it easy to put memory by myself?

i have 512mb ram and thinking of adding extra 1 or 2 gb depends on how much cheaper is.

any idea guys any help?

Question by:allday
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    i would suggest looking at the HP site first, they specify what you need with your laptop :
    you can even ask how to place the memory (normally it is no problem; you have to open a lid and insert the memory
    Be aware that not all laptops accept all kinds oand brands of memory, even if they have the same rating.

    you can also look at the site or to see what memory you need.
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    use wcpuid or belarc home advisor to establish what motherboard you have, from there you can go to the motherboard manufacturer's website and get the manual for the motherboard and in the motherboard manual it will tell you what RAM that motherboard supports :)

    wcpuid :

    belarc home advisor :

    Once you know what RAM your motherboard supports I am sure the rest is easy :)
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    Go to

    They have a huge selection and will help you find the exact memory that will work with your notebook

    They have decent prices as well for quality RAM

    Author Comment

    i called hp today and they give my the specification for my laptop and my laptop is
    hp pavilion zv5000 series...

    dim 333 mhaz clockspeed
    pc 2700 model

    presently i have:

    Slot 'U5' has 256 MB
    Slot 'U6' has 256 MB

    and as per the customer support he said my laptop can support upto 12800 mb ram

    so i see that i will be wasting my 256 mb ram if i buy 1gb ram

    please correct me

    i can have 1gb in one slot
    and 256mb ram in second slot correct?

    also where do i find the good ram the above speicification

    sorry, may be im asking too much here :)

    Author Comment

    i forgot to mention:

    200 pins
    dim 333 mhaz clockspeed
    pc 2700 model
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    Expert Comment

    IMHO, you can use :
    -512 Mb +256 Mb  = 768 Mb
    -1 Gb

    i  would say for normal use, 512 Mb is enough; but if you use imaging or video applications, more memory comes in handy.

    Good brands are  to be found at    or

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