Upgrading HP Pavilion All-in-One - 27-xa0014

eye2eyespy

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Please assist.

I would like to upgrade my ram for my All in One. The specs say 12G is max. It has an 8 stick and 4 stick right now. I would like to kick that 4G up to an 8G. Any suggestions?
Also, any recommendation for the M.2 slots, brands. I use of Adobe and office work. Many thanks!

Unit:
HP Pavilion All-in-One 27-xa0xxx
System Type x64-based PC
System SKU 4NM54AA#ABA
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-8700T CPU @ 2.40GHz, 2400 Mhz, 6 Core(s), 12 Logical Processor(s)

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neeyik

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This tells you that the motherboard can support up to two 8GB DDR4-2400 SODIMMs. But since you already have an 8GB and a 4GB SODIMM installed, you’re not going to see much, if any, benefit from swapping the 4 to another 8. If you do want to change it, it may be worth considering swapping about both SODIMMs for a matched set, to ensure maximum compatibility and stability - sell the old RAM on eBay or something similar.


As for the M.2 slot, is it already in use? If so, do you know how to do a full system re-installation? For choice of brands, there are lots of good SSDs to pick from: the ‘best’ depends entirely on your budget.
 

eye2eyespy

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This tells you that the motherboard can support up to two 8GB DDR4-2400 SODIMMs. But since you already have an 8GB and a 4GB SODIMM installed, you’re not going to see much, if any, benefit from swapping the 4 to another 8. If you do want to change it, it may be worth considering swapping about both SODIMMs for a matched set, to ensure maximum compatibility and stability - sell the old RAM on eBay or something similar.


As for the M.2 slot, is it already in use? If so, do you know how to do a full system re-installation? For choice of brands, there are lots of good SSDs to pick from: the ‘best’ depends entirely on your budget.

Q: Do you know how to do a full system re-installation?
No, Do you mean migrate OS from ssd to m.2? Please advise.
 

neeyik

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It's about what storage drive the operating system is currently on - according to the HP website, that computer supports one 2.5" hard drive (or SSD) and one M.2 SSD. Are you looking to add more storage (e.g. add an M.2 SSD to go with an already installed 2.5" hard drive) or replace the current storage with a better drive (e.g. replace the hard drive with an SSD).

Let's say you had a hard drive, but wanted to replace it with a fast M.2 SSD. Samsung offer migration software that transfers the entire contents of one drive onto a Samsung SSD (note: it has to be Samsung one):


This would seem to be the easiest way of doing it by yourself. However, if you've never done it before, I would advise getting a computer repair centre to do it.
 

eye2eyespy

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It's about what storage drive the operating system is currently on - according to the HP website, that computer supports one 2.5" hard drive (or SSD) and one M.2 SSD. Are you looking to add more storage (e.g. add an M.2 SSD to go with an already installed 2.5" hard drive) or replace the current storage with a better drive (e.g. replace the hard drive with an SSD).

Let's say you had a hard drive, but wanted to replace it with a fast M.2 SSD. Samsung offer migration software that transfers the entire contents of one drive onto a Samsung SSD (note: it has to be Samsung one):


This would seem to be the easiest way of doing it by yourself. However, if you've never done it before, I would advise getting a computer repair centre to do it.

I want switch my primary os drive to M.2. I will take a little time to make sure I get the space I want 2T and then swap the ssd with a 1T. Thank you for your help. Hoping it all goes well and this unit run smooth.
 

eye2eyespy

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Have one more questions regarding the: Crucial 16GB Kit (8GBx2) DDR4 2400 MT/s (PC4-19200) SR x8 SODIMM 260-Pin - RAM.

Can I use Dual Rank or do I stick with the Single Rank?
 

neeyik

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You can use dual rank but all that means is the memory 'stick' will essentially have two sets of memory chips on the circuit board - you don't get twice the performance with dual rank, just more memory in total on the memory board. Generally speaking, single rank memory boards can be run faster than dual rank ones, but that only applies to overclocking.

So to answer your question, given the nature of your PC, you're best sticking with single rank memory boards.