HP laptop memory question

By Jimbeau
Feb 10, 2007
  1. Hello ladies and gentlemen. My daughter needs a new memory stick for her year old HP laptop. Can anyone here confirm whether HP requires proprietary ram or will generic notebook ram work? Thanks. - Jim
  2. GeekieNick101

    GeekieNick101 TS Rookie Posts: 373

    It should accept any type of RAM as long as it is the correct type. RAM vendors such as guarantee your money back if the RAM does not work in the system.
  3. Jimbeau

    Jimbeau TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks Nick. The reason I asked is because Dell computers used to use proprietary ram, proprietary power supply to mobo connections, etc.
    I didn't know if HP was doing the same thing.
  4. GeekieNick101

    GeekieNick101 TS Rookie Posts: 373

    I just upgraded the RAM in my Dell Inspiron Laptop and it works great, and its only like 6 months old so yeah I wouldnt see why iy wouldnt work. I hope I helped
  5. hooah212002

    hooah212002 TS Rookie

    I am in the same predicament as well. I just ordered some from and should have by tomorrow. I will let you know how it worked after i install it. Also, if you haven't already done so, check out their site as they are the cheapest and one of the most reliable sites I've found so far.
  6. GeekieNick101

    GeekieNick101 TS Rookie Posts: 373

    I also bought mine from Newegg, mine Dell Inspiron takes pc-4200 I think if I remember correcty and the brand of RAM is Bufflao, I noticed a huge perfromance increase. I hope yours works correctly.
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