HP DV9608nr 8gig of ram ??

dbhp1

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I installed [2] 4gig sticks ram [PC6400] on my DV9608nr HP laptop . Bios only sees 4gig !! Windows 7 ultimate x64 sees 7.7gig and uses it with a significant performance increase !! Of course ram clocks down to 634mhz. I thought this laptop only supported 4gig limit. Seems as though Bios doesn't support 8gig, but the motherboard does. Is this a performance bonus for the plagued older HP laptops ?? I am a happy camper :) Any explanations or comments would be appreciated.
 

rEd_SeCt0r

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You could try a bios upgrade from manufacturer website.
This might unleash a few more upgrades like allow a bigger hard drive etc.
 

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Flashed Bios from F33 to F34. Bios sees 4096MB memory. I'm using Windows 7 ultimate x64 SP1, Windows System Information reports - Installed Physical Memory (RAM) unavailable, Total Physical Memory 7.75MB, Available Physical Memory 6.59MB.

Motherboard:CPU Type Mobile DualCore AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-58, 1900 MHz (9.5 x 200)Motherboard Name Hewlett-Packard HP Pavilion dv9500 Notebook PCMotherboard Chipset nVIDIA nForce 7150M-630M, AMD Hammer

System Memory 7936 MB (DDR2-800 DDR2 SDRAM)

DIMM1: Patriot Memory PSD24G8002S 4 GB DDR2-800 DDR2 SDRAM (6-6-6-18 @ 400 MHz) (5-5-5-15 @ 333 MHz) (4-4-4-12
@ 266 MHz)

DIMM2: Patriot Memory PSD24G8002S 4 GB DDR2-800 DDR2 SDRAM (6-6-6-18 @ 400 MHz) (5-5-5-15 @ 333 MHz) (4-4-4-12
@ 266 MHz)

BIOS Type Phoenix (03/22/11)

Display:Video Adapter NVIDIA MCP67M (64

MB)Video Adapter NVIDIA MCP67M (64

MB)3D Accelerator nVIDIA GeForce 7150M

Physical Memory
Total 7935 MB
Used 1226 MB
Free 6708 MB
Utilization 15 %
 

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