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[Tutorial] HP 15-dy2021nr RAM Upgrade in 5 minutes or less

If you bought the HP 15 dy2021nr chances are you know that you've bought a pretty solid all around laptop. Solid processor, decent storage, slick design and generally speaking a good enough amount of RAM for most users. However, for us hardcore users who want to manage dozens of tabs at any given time it may end up falling a short and could be due for a RAM upgrade. 

Fortunately for you, that's precisely what we're going to be covering today. How to upgrade the RAM on the HP 15 dy2021nr to make the most out of all its potential. Let's get cracking.

HP 15 dy2021nr RAM Upgrade step by step

First off: How much memory does the HP 15 dy2021nr support?

Let's start things off with a basic which is, how much RAM does this notebook take? The answer to that question is a whopping 32 GB. The laptop is shipped with two 4 GB modules so it can properly work with dual-channel RAM but can take up to 16 GB on each of its available slots. 

So if you're looking to upgrade the RAM you're going to have to upgrade to either two 8 GB modules for a total of 16 GB of RAM or two 16 GB modules for a maximum 32 GB of RAM.

What type of RAM does it take?

This notebook uses a DDR4 PC4-21300 2666MHz Non-ECC SODIMM RAM unit. As we've stated before you can swap the two 4 GB modules for 8 or 16 GB modules. We generally recommend using Crucial RAM as it has a pretty solid reputation amongst us geeks and works pretty well.

How much RAM should I upgrade to?

That's entirely dependant on the use you want to give the laptop. If you're basically going to be hitting up chrome tabs then two 8 GB modules should do the trick and work wonders. However, if you want to make the absolute most of this laptop, use it for photo editing, and run dozens of programs at any given time, or even if you want to future-proof it for years to come then 32 GB in two 16 GB modules is the way to go. 

As a side note, each of these linked RAM modules is compatible with this laptop. You should be careful to buy DDR4 2666 MHz SODIMM RAM and not buy anything with a lower clock-speed or you will end up not really noticing the upgrade.

How do I upgrade the RAM on the HP 15 dy2021nr?

First of all I should point out that you're going to need a screwdriver, a cloth and a plastic device of some kind like a knife or something pointy and thin. 

Step 1: The first thing you're going to do - AFTER TURNING OFF YOUR LAPTOP-  is place it upside down on top of the cloth to make sure you don't scratch the laptop during the process.

Step 2: Now you're going to go ahead and remove the bumpers located on the top and lower side of the lower chassis to reveal the screws. 

Step 3: You go ahead and use your screwdriver to unscrew all the screws that attach the lower lid to the body of the laptop.

Step 4: Now that you removed the screws you need to actually remove the lower lid. Here's where the plastic knife will come in handy. Put the laptop right side up and gently apply some pressure with the knife to detach the bottom lid as is shown in the picture.

Step 5: You're almost there! You've accessed the motherboard and all the internal circuitry. You'll be able to quickly spot the RAM slots on the side of the laptop. As you can see the laptop already has both of the in usage for the 8 GB the laptop has so you're going to have to unclasp the sides of the RAM slots. To do so simply press the clasps outwards in each direction and the RAM will automatically rise for you to remove it.

Step 6: Now that you've removed the onboard RAM you're going to place the modules you bought on each of the slots. Place the RAM upside down and insert it into the slot. If you're not sure which side is up here's a nifty trick: the pins should perfectly align until the notch. If the notch on your RAM and the notch on the memory slot align then you've correctly inserted the RAM and you can press it down and attach the clasps back on again. 

Step 7: Re-insert the bottom lid and turn your laptop on. Head over to "Device Specifications" and under "Available RAM" you should see the amount of RAM you've properly inserted onto your 15 dy2021nr.

And that's it. You've successfully managed to upgrade the memory of your laptop. Pat yourself on the back and enjoy the wonders of suddenly being able to multitask to your heart's content. Oh, and also wonder why you've never done this before since it's a pretty easy and effective method of breathing new life onto your laptop.