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HP 15-eg0021nr RAM Upgrade Step-by-Step with Pictures

If you've bought the HP Pavilion 15-eg0021nr congrats. It's a pretty good computer overall with great specs at a great price. However, power users might struggle when it comes to multitasking because this particular model only packs 16 GB of RAM. 

Fortunately, this can easily be remedied, and HP allows us to upgrade the RAM on the HP Pavilion 15-eg0021nr to a maximum of 64 GB. Today we're going to walk you through the process to upgrade the RAM on this notebook.

How to Upgrade the RAM on the HP Pavilion 15-eg0021nr 

What type of RAM do I need? How much RAM can I use?

First off, you should know that in order to upgrade the RAM on this notebook you're going to need to purchase a couple of DDR4 PC4-25600 3200MHz Non-ECC SODIMM modules. We recommend at least upgrading to 32 GB by using two compatible 16 GB modules. 

You can upgrade to a total of 64 GB. If you're a seriously heavy user who's going to be doing some seriously RAM-intensive tasks then you could get a couple of 32 GB modules but it's only something we'd recommend for extreme power users. 

How Do I Perform the upgrade?

Unfortunately, we don't have this model on hand right now to show you the step-by-step pictures. However, RAM upgrades are notoriously easy to perform and we have plenty of stock images that should guide you through the process.

First off, you're going to need a Philips screwdriver and a pry to open a laptop such as this one. 

Step 1: Turn off your laptop. Place it upside down and remove the screws attaching the lower case to the rest of the laptop. After doing that, make use of the pry to gently start opening up the bottom lid and remove it. The internals should look something like this:

Step 2: Locate the RAM Slots. Depending on the model you could have both RAM slots occupied by a couple of RAM modules or only one with a 16 GB module. In any case, this is what the RAM slot looks like:

Step 3: Disconnect the battery, unplug it. The battery is the big black bulky thing. This is just a security measure, not strictly necessary. Now you're going to remove the onboard RAM to replace it with the RAM you bought. To do so, simply remove the clasps located on the sides of the RAM slots by pulling outwards. Here's a gif:

Step 4: The RAM will elevate at a 45-degree angle. Now you can safely remove it from the slot and replace it with the RAM you've bought to upgrade the memory. Grab your RAM and place it at a 45-degree angle into the RAM slot. You'll notice there's a small notch on the RAM and the RAM slot, both notches should align for you to be able to insert the RAM properly. It should look like this: 

Step 5: Once you've inserted the RAM and the pins are properly aligned press to make sure it's attached and then press down. You'll hear a "click", that's the sound of the clasps closing and grabbing onto the RAM.

Step 6: Finally, plug the battery back on. Place the lid back on and attach the screws. Turn your laptop on and head over to "Device Specifications". You should now read a line that says "installed RAM" with your upgraded amount of RAM.

As you can see, it's a pretty standard and straightforward process so don't let the fact that there aren't any videos discourage you. Upgrading the RAM is perhaps the easiest procedure a user can do and after performing dozens of RAM upgrades over the years I can honestly say it's incredibly straightforward. 

You open the laptop, locate the RAM slot, remove the onboard RAM by pulling on the clasps, insert the RAM by aligning the notch, close it back up and check to see if the RAM has been properly inserted on Device configuration, there really isn't much more to it.