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HP 15-eu1026nr RAM Upgrade Tutorial Step-By-Step

When we think about convertibles typically you're used to them being non-upgradable. You get what you bought and that's it. However, there are a few exceptions to this rule as we can see with the HP 15-eu1026nr.

This competitively-priced convertible features a stunning 15.6-inch Full HD touchscreen display, a AMD Ryzen 7 5825U processor, AMD Radeon graphics, 512 GB of SSD storage and a fairly limited amount of RAM of just 8 GB soldered onto the board.

Today, we're going to walk you through the process of upgrading the RAM on the HP 15-eu1026nr. You can't remove the onboard RAM that's soldered onto the board but you can insert another module within its available slot and that's what we're going to be covering today. 

How To Upgrade The RAM on The HP 15-eu1026nr 

What Type of RAM do I need and how much can I install?

For this laptop you're going to need to get your hands on a DDR4 PC4-25600 3200MHz Non-ECC SODIMM memory module. You can install up to 40 GB (32 GB on the available slot and the 8 GB that are already soldered onto the laptop) on this laptop but we would not recommend doing so

We would not recommend upgrading to that amount of RAM because by doing so you loose out on the benefits of having dual-channel RAM

This is a process whereby the memory controller splits the memory requests between the two modules to get a faster response. However, this system only works when you have two modules that are identical. If you have one module of 32 GB and another one with 8 GB you won't get that boost in overall performance.

This is the reason why we would recommend upgrading to 16 GB through another 8 GB compatible module, which, in and off itself, will prove to deliver a substantial boost in performance on your day to day tasks.

Step-by-Step RAM Upgrade On The HP 15-eu1026nr

Before you do anything make sure that the laptop is fully turned off and disconnected from the power source. I know many people who will just open the laptop up when it's in hibernation mode and that's very risky for you and for the laptop. 

You will need to get your hands on a screwdriver and a prying tool of some sort, we wiull be using a guitar pick in this tutorial but you can use anything that isn't metallic and that will help you open up the laptop. 

Step 1: Place the laptop on its back and remove the rubber bands that are covering up the screws. Do this gently as you'll want to place them back in their place when you're done with the upgrade.

Remove all the screws attaching the bottom case of the laptop and with the help of a prying tool start to pry open the bottom cover like so: 

Step 2: Now that you've cracked open the laptop you'll need to access the memory modules. They will likely be below a heat shield like I'm showing you in the following image but depending on the configuration upon shipping it might look slightly different. 

Note that in this case we've got two memory modules, you'll only have one because the other memory module is soldered onto the board on the other side. 
Step 3: You're going to now grab your memory and introduce it on the empty slot at a 45-degree angle making sure that the notch on the slot and the notch on the module align. 

If they don't align you won't be able to insert the RAM. Make sure you can't see the golden pins anymore. This is an image of what it would look like:

Step 4: Once you have inserted the RAM you will press down gently but firmly on it. This will trigger a "click" sound which is the sound of the latches on the side of the memory slot attaching to the RAM unit you've introduced. That's the sound of "you're all set".

When that's done go ahead and close the laptop back up, re-attach the screws and boot up the laptop. You'll notice within the "device specifications" section of your laptop that you have more RAM on the HP 15-eu1026nr. And that's it. We hope you enjoy the freedom that comes with being able to multitask to your heart's content.