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HP 15-dy2024nr RAM Upgrade Tutorial In 5 Minutes Or Less

The HP 15-dy2024nr is a robust laptop with modern specifications that make it a strong contender in today's tech-savvy market.

It features a 15.6-inch Full HD IPS micro-edge display that provides crisp and vibrant visuals. Under the hood, it sports an 11th Generation Intel Core i5-1135G7 processor, offering a powerful performance suitable for a wide range of tasks. As for memory and storage, it comes with 8GB DDR4 RAM and a respectable 256GB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD, respectively. This combination ensures smooth multitasking and quick boot-up times for your applications under general usage.

However, this doesn't mean you would not benefit from an upgrade. Specifically, upgrading your laptop's RAM can have a significant impact on its performance.

For a laptop like the HP 15-dy2024nr, which is already equipped with a powerful processor, a RAM upgrade can further enhance its potential. It facilitates smoother multitasking, allows more programs to run simultaneously without slowdowns, and accelerates load times for data-intensive applications.

For professional tasks like video editing, 3D rendering, or high-end gaming, having ample RAM is a necessity. So, whether you're a professional looking to boost your productivity or a gamer aiming for better gaming performance, a RAM upgrade is worth considering. In this tutorial, we'll walk you through the steps of performing the HP 15-dy2024nr RAM Upgrade.

HP 15-dy2024nr Memory/RAM Upgrade Tutorial

What Type of RAM do I Need to Install? How Much RAM can I install?

The HP 15-dy2024nr supports DDR4 PC4-25600 3200MHz Non-ECC SODIMM memory module. You can install RAM up to a maximum of 64GB, allowing for significant enhancements to your system's performance.

The laptop features two memory slots that are already occupied with 4 GB of RAM each so to perform an upgrade you would need to swap out the internal RAM. 

How much should you upgrade to? Well, that depends. Upgrading to 16GB of RAM (through two compatible 8 GB modules) will provide a noticeable difference for daily activities like browsing with multiple tabs, working with large spreadsheets, or using demanding software

For power users, 32GB of RAM (two 16 GB modules) can offer smooth multitasking across several professional applications like Adobe Premiere Pro or AutoCAD

Lastly, going up to 64GB of RAM (two 32 GB modules) can be beneficial for high-end tasks like 3D modeling, deep learning, or server hosting, effectively transforming your laptop into a powerhouse of productivity. For most users, this is a bit of an overkill and if you're not going to be doing any of these things the benefits of such an upgrade will be marginal at best. 

But why not upgrade just one of the modules and leave one 4 GB module on?

Replacing both sticks of onboard RAM with two identical ones, also known as dual-channel configuration, can bring about substantial performance improvements. Instead of just upgrading one module.

Specifically, this configuration allows the memory controller to access both memory modules simultaneously, effectively doubling the communication speed between the RAM and the memory controller.

This is particularly beneficial for applications that heavily rely on memory, including 3D rendering, gaming, and video editing. For instance, keeping one slot with a 4GB RAM module and adding another module with a different capacity to the other slot will not enable the dual-channel mode, hence it won't be as efficient as having two identical modules. Therefore, for the best performance, it is recommended to use two identical RAM sticks.

HP 15-dy2024nr RAM Upgrade Step-by-step

For this upgrade tutorial, you're going to need to get your hands on a screwdriver and a prying tool of some sort. Most people that perform this upgrade use a guitar pick to help them pry open the laptop. You can get a very cheap kit over here

Step 1: The first thing you need to do is turn your laptop off, not hibernate, and disconnect from a power source. You don't need to backup your data because you won't be upgrading the storage, only the memory so the only information that's stored there is wiped clean every time you shut down your laptop anyhow.

Step 2: Place the laptop on its back and gently peel off the upper strip that's covering the screws you will be removing. 

Step 3: Now that you have removed both rubber strips you're going to grab your screwdriver and remove all 8 screws attaching the bottom case to the body of your laptop. 

Step 4: Now that you have done that, using a prying tool as we've mentioned before, you're going to separate the bottom lid of your laptop from the rest of the chassis.

Step 5: Once you have done so you will be able to see the internals of your HP 15-dy2024nr. This is what that looks like. As you can see, both RAM modules are currently being occupied by 4 GB sticks. If this was not the case (sometimes manufacturers shake things up) it's not important since you will be replacing both RAM modules anyhow. 

Step 6: Now that you have located the RAM modules you will notices on the sides of the RAM slots there are a couple of metallic levers or clutches, one on each side of the slot. You need to pull them outwards. This will release the onboard RAM module at a 45-degree angle, at which point you can safely remove it.

Step 7: Now that you have done this on both RAM slots. Grab the new RAM modules you've bought for this upgrade and introduce them at a 45-degree angle, making sure the notch on the slot and the notch on the module you're holding in your hand align perfectly. Here's a picture of what that should look like (on a different laptop but same principle of course): 

Step 8: When the RAM has been properly introduced with the pins aligned in correctly you'll need to gently press down on the module

This will trigger a "click sound", that's going to be the sound of the clutches located on the sides of the slots (the ones you pulled outwards before to remove the onboard RAM) "grabbing the RAM" and integrating it into the motherboard. 

Step 9: Now that you've done that you need to re-attach the bottom case and power up your laptop. That's it! Congratulations! You have successfully upgraded the memory of the HP 15-dy2024nr. When you boot up the system you can check under "device specifications" and you'll see your new amount of RAM reflected amongst the specs of the system. You can also check for it on "Task Manager" (Control + shift + esc) under the "memory" tab in the "performance" section.

We hope you have enjoyed this process and that you have fun now with your new memory configuration. You'll be able to get a lot more done and you'll wonder why it is you didn't do it sooner - we've all been there -. Enjoy!