I am wishing to upgrade the hard drive in my new Envy AIO since it came with only a 5400rpm drive to a hybrid 7200rpm. I have read from previous posts that it is difficult due to the location of the drive sitting behind the curved monitor and to access it you have to remove it. I also have watched a video on someone doing this but they didn't mention how they were able to over come the strong adhesive that attaches the bevel to the monitor without breaking the screen. Is there a documented way to remove the bevel without force? This seems to be a poor engineering design for hard drive replacement or upgrades as well as memory grades where you have to go a step furhter and remove the motherboard since the RAm is located on the back side with no access. I am a computer engineer and very hardware savy and am very concerned about opening up the system to upgrade the hard drive. Any suggestions for removing the bevel safely would be greatly appreciated.Read other answers
I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.
I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.
You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)
I opened up my case but there doesnt seem to be a place to install a new GPU. I have integrated graphics, but they're not exactly great. Was wondering if I'm just missing something or if I truly just can't upgrade.
Hi: I agree with you. I took a look at the motherboard illustration, and I do not see any kind of expansion slots available for add on graphics, or any other PCIe card. The only upgrades that can be done appear to be to increase the memory if you don't already have 2 x 8 GB installed.Read other 1 answers
I am looking to buy a EVGA GeForce GTX 750 TI 2 GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 Graphics card, i don't know if I have enough room inside of my case or if my CPU can handle it, thanks. Graphics card link - http://www.bestbuy.com/site/evga-geforce-gtx-750-ti-2gb-gddr5-pci-express-3-0-graphics-card/4906008....PC Specs link - http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-c03787848
Hi, You should have enough room inside your PC but you should do some measuring just in case. Review this posted document. Review these HP how-to articles. HP Secure Boot Windows 8 Topics Computer Does not Start After Installing a Video Card (Windows 8)Read other 8 answers
Does HP have any remote control app which canbe used to control volume etc.. for HP Pavilion 27-a010
If you are talking about using your phone as a remote control, then there are several apps for Android or Apple products that allow you to do this. Just search the app stores for PC and remote... you'll need to install the app on your phone and software on your PC from the app manufacturer's web site. I think Google has a remote desktop app if youhave android.Read other 1 answers
I am trying to add a second display to a Pavilion 510-a010. New display is on a VGA cable, and there is a splitter, but the new display is not detected. I have applied the latest HP update for the AMD Radeon video, but it has not enabled the second display as anything but a copy of display #1. How do I add a second display, or do I have to get another computer?Read other answers
Hello. My new (1) month old computer has no power. It's a tower but has a power supply on the cord like a laptop.90W 19.5V.My multimeter says it is only putting out 16 volts.Computer does nothing. Would a 3.5 volt drop in this power cause this?HP support only open 9-5 M-F and it's Sat night.Seems like such a small power supply for even the little tower this is.Can I get this under warranty?Thanks for your time.RobertRead other answers
Just about every time I'm on the computer, either AVG or Prevx1 finds a bunch of files that begin with A010...with various numbers. Extensions include exe, bat, com, and dll. I feel like I have a serious problem here. What do I do?!?
I noticed in your other post you said that you're close to formatting your HD...well before you do that, try this!I suggest posting a HijackThis log in the HJT Logs and Analysis Forum. Here is a link to that Forum: HJT ForumPlease follow the preparation directions and try not to alter your system until you receive help from one of our HJT Team Members. These preparation directions have you run several scanners in order to remove most of the malware on your system and this may help alleviate immediate problems! The preparation directions are found at the following link:Prep Guide for Posting HJT LogsPlease note: Do not try to fix any problems with HJT yourself. This is an advanced tool and requires expert analysis.It may take a couple days to get a response, but please be patient. Once someone gets to your log you will be in good hands! I hope this helps!Read other 1 answers
I need instructions about how to get the computer to boot from a CD/DVD, so I can test a Backup Recover DVD that I just created. I use Esc and the function-key to reach the Startup Boot Menu, but which option will allow boot from DVD?Error messages, if any: NONEAny changes made to your system before the issue occurred: NONE
Hi: Please read this general guide for how to boot from a DVD on all desktop PC's that come with Windows 8 or newer... http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c03659945/Read other 1 answers
The HP website claims the 510-a010 has 5.1 channel audio. I have a logitech z506 system properly connected to the 3 jacks in the rear panel. All I can get is stereo. I think I need to reconfigure the back panel jacks but do not know how. Have tried several drivers - current version is 188.8.131.5273, but all drivers on HP site have same issue. Any ideas? Thanks The following text is from the HP spec page for this model. Audio Codec: ALC3863-CGHigh Definition (Azalia) 5.1 channel audio supportAudio jack presence detectionRead other answers
Hello i just want to know if i could in any way install a graphics card in my mini tower or my hp(260-a010) desktop cause i cant find any ports in the computer that could be able to connect to a gpu. Also i just got in to gaming, my friends told me this model was a good pc to start off with light gaming and i what to push in to another games but the stock gpu is holding me back plz i need anyones help.Read other answers
I just bought this 2 days ago. The only changes I've made are recommended upgrades by HP, Windows, and installed Vipre. After uninstalling McAfee, I restarted, as required--except it's been stuck in "Restarting" for 3 hours. I read reviews on this machine after I bought it, and am wondering should I just take it back?Read other answers
Worked fine this morning but now turning power on doesn't send signal to monitor, nor does white power light button light up but something making noise, probably a fan. Unit does not appear overheated at all. It's 70 degrees in my house. I've tried turning it off for awhile and unplugging it to no avail. PC is under warranty until October 2017 that's the good news. Please help.Read other answers
I'm interested in changing the network card in my HP Envy 13 to a card capable of packet injection. Is there a BIOS whitelist on compatible network cards, and if there is, where can I find the list of compatible cards? If there is a whitelist, is the list limited to Intel based network chips? Is it possible to bypass such a whitelist without making major changes to the BIOS? Also, the English PDF User Guide for this particular laptop is definitely not written in English.Thanks for the help.
Hi, I think you are talking about wireless card and here we come Integrated wireless local area network (WLAN) options by way of wireless moduleTwo built-in M.2 / PCIe WLAN antennasSupport for the Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265 802.11 AC 2×2 WiFi + Bluetooth® 4.2 Combo Adapter (non-vPro) and Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265 802.11 AC 2×2 WiFi + Bluetooth 4.2 Combo Adapter (non-vPRO) WLAN devicesCompatible with MiraCast-certified devices Source: http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c05356832.pdf I believe the manual is in English Regards.Read other 1 answers
Hi folks,Does somebody have experience upgrading HP ENVY 15-u400 notebook by SSD M.2 Crucial MX300 525GB 2280 SATA TLC ? I'm going to buy this Solid State Drive and waht to be sure that it will fit and there would be no some hardware conflict etc. In this notebook already present HDD 1T and I want to add additional SSD. Not to remove HDD and replace it by SSD. I want to use both. In user manual of this notebook indicated the presence of slot for the M.2 SSD.But anyway I wont to miss smth and make a mistake. Thanks,OleksiiRead other answers
Hello! I have just received my HP Envy 13-d001no. As I expected I'm really enjoying it so far, but I am interested in upgrading to an even faster SSD with more storage on it. I'm looking at two different drives, namely the Samsung 850 EVO M.2 and the Samsung PRO 950 M.2. Both drives are M.2 (2280) form factor, but they differ in that the 850 EVO uses a SATA 6,0 Gbit/s-interface while the PRO 950 has a PCIe-interface. I am not fully aware of the differences between these interfaces. I know PCIe allows for faster speeds, but are they both compatible with the new HP Envy 13? I can't find anywhere what interface and exact form factor of the currently installed SSD is, and I don't want to risk buying a new drive only for it not to fit or not to work on the laptop.
According to the HP ENVY Notebook PC (model numbers used: 13-d000 through 13-d099) - Maintenance and Service Guide, this model supports the following; Solid-state driveSupport for M2 Serial ATA storageSupport for the following solid-state drive configurations:512-MB, M2, SATA-3, supporting triple level cell (TLC)256-MB, M2, SATA-3, supporting TLC128-MB, M2, SATA-3, supporting TLC128-MB, M2.2280, SATA-3 Based on this, it would appear that the Samsung 850 EVO M.2 is the correct upgrade for your computer. If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to ask. Please click the White KUDOS "Thumbs Up" to show your appreciationRead other 5 answers
Hi, I have an Envy x2 for my son for his schoolwork, but it is starting to really slow. I have optimised, defragged cleaned out etc etc, but to no avail. I can't find anywhere what the maximum RAM this can operate on. It only has 2GB iinstalled and I'm thinking more will improve this tabllet / notebook. Any assistance gladly appreciated. Thanks Adrian
Hi.Welcome to forum Kiwiwolf.Upgrading Memory (RAM) Envy x2Memory Supports up to 2?GB max system memory (on-board) DDR2-500MHz dual channel supportSupports up to 2048 (128MB x 32 x 4PCs ) - 500 MHzMore info:http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c03581901 ENVY x2 Detachable Supports up to 8-GB system memory DDR3L-1600-MHz, single channel support Intel Broadwell Y (LP-DDR3) Supports up to 8 GB: 8192 (8192 × 1) 4096 (4096 × 1)More info:http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c04440423 Regards.Press the icon""to say thanks, Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem.
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Product name:HP ENVY 17 Notebook PCProduct number:E2G88EA#ACQBIOS:F.65-11/20/2014 Hi Guys, a it of help would be much appreciated.. My ENVY has two 1TB HDD's in it (came stock like that from when I bought it) and I've had the PC for a couple of years now and only filled the one HDD to around half way. I'm thinking of taking out one of the HDD's and replacing it with a 500GB SSD and running everything on that, I think it'll speed up the boot time and run my programmes much faster. Also I really don't need the space I've got in there now as I much prefer to store all my bulky data on organised external HDD's. So here are my questions... 1) How do I know which slot my current C drive is in? My one HDD is a C drive (Partioned into "THIS PC (C" and "RECOVERY (D") and everything is on there at the moment, the other is "DATA (E" which is completely empty, I want to swap the full one out for an SSD. So how do I work out where its actually plugged in, top or botom? 2) Which SSD's would you recomend? How should I go about choosing one? How will I be sure its compatable before I purchase it? 3) Do you have any step by step's I can follow to help me along?
Hi, Welcome to HP support forum. Please use the follwing manual, it shows you how to work on HDD's (from page 48): http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c03922401.pdf 1. C: and D: are on the primary HDD.2. Basically any standard 2.5" SSD on market today can do the job. Please try Crucial or Samsung. I have not had any luck with others, they won't work or simply die just under 4 years (my two Sandisk SSD's died within 1 week).3. I normally do the following steps (a) Clone the existing old HDD to SSD. In your case you only need to clone C: and can use smaller SSD. (b) Physical swap. Note: You won't be able to use Factory settings because the new SSD is smaller (capacity) than the original HDD therefore D: would become useless. Regards.Read other 2 answers
its becoming slow, i use to play games with the laptop, but now its not as fast as it was, like it takes usual time to load google chrome or open a page on chrome or any other browser, even with the internet at its max.
Hi @waxdany Welcome to the HP Support Forums. I understand that you are wondering if you can upgrade the ram from 4 gig to 8 gig. You can find this information in the manual: (21) Memory modules (2, PC3, 12800, 1600-MHz): 8-GB memory module 670034-001 4-GB memory module 641369-001 2-GB memory module 652972-001 It would not hurt going through the following troubleshooting document. HP PCs - Slow Internet Troubleshooting (Windows 10, 8). If you have any questions, or this does not resolve the issue, let me know.If this resolves your issue, please click Accepted Solution. This will allow other people with the same issue to find the solution easily. If you wish to say thanks, feel free to click Kudos.Read other 1 answers
Hello I have just bought HP envy 15 with AMD A10-8700p and 8GB ram, can I have couple questions please? 1. Will I loose warranty when I add 2nd stick of ram/ssd?2. Does this laptop have 2nd ddr3 socket? CPU-Z says yes, HW info bot says yes.3. My stick is: HMT41GS6BFR8A-PB, it has particular ras 2 cas delay etc, does 2nd stick need to have exactly the same timings.3 prim. Is voltage 1.5 or 1.3V important?4, Is 1600MHz max it supports or I should go for 1866 or 2133MHz+? (Adobe Premiere cs6 machine)5. HDD is very slow for Premiere, any issue by changing to SSD on Sata3?6. There is apparently M.2 port on mainboard, I have heard there are different M.2 ports (with sata, with pci-x, with usb etc), is it possible to remove network card and put ssd into M.2 instead?7. Just after laptop was delivered to me HWinfoBOT said battery wear level is 3.5%, now 2 days after it was delivered to me it says battery wear level is 4.3%, is this some kind of joke? shall I claim warranty on this laptop?Read other answers
I want to instal a GPU in a HP ENVY -750-424 and need a PSU with more wattage and connector for theGPU as well as the odd DVD connector. Are there other PSUs such as the Crosair CX500 that would work?
@plinux24,Pleased to help.I believe you wanted this adapter for the DVD drive. Saying I agree with a CX500 and you need more wattage would make you very unhappy.Wattage varies on GPU cards. What card? Any why? What game for example?The GTX 1080 draws 180W avg, the R7 480 draws 120W avg.Read other 1 answers
Someone try to install a M2 SSD 1To inside the envy13 ? Or what is the maximum capacity I can install inside ?
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From: http://support.hp.com/gb-en/document/c04838958 Hard Drive256 GB M.2 SSD So, it supports "M.2" SSD devices, and probably supports any SSD M.2 disk that your spouse will let you afford to spend, i.e., 1000 GB at $630 USA for: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/samsung-960-pro-1tb-internal-pci-express-3-0-x4-nvme-1-1-solid-state-dri... Yes, Xmas is coming. :-)Read other 1 answers
Can I replace the SSD with a larger SSD? I have deleted everything I can to keep this working, but still only have 1.19 GB free and the computer keeps freezing up. I cannot even update to Windows 10 due to lack of space. Perhaps the Samsung 850 EVO 120GB 2.5-Inch SATA III Internal SSD (MZ-75E120B/AM) ...
Hi, What is the model/product of your Envy X2 ? They normally use 64GB onboard storage that means not upgradable / replaceable. Regards.Read other 2 answers
its becoming slow, i use to play games with the laptop, but now its not as fast as it was, like it takes usual time to load google chrome or open a page on chrome or any other browser, even with the internet at its max.Read other answers
Hello everybody!I would like to upgrade to an SSD. i have looking for other topics on forum. I was confuse now. A topic say my laptop have a port for m.2 Sata ssd and another say not. Can someone give me the right information and some advices. My laptop have touch screen, use 4th gen Intel Core i7-4510u, GTX 850M, my mother board is Hewlett-Packard 228D Thank you!
Here is the Service Manual: Manual I am sorry to say this thing is clear as mud. Your model shares its Manual with the 17 inch Envy and if you look at hard drive options it says only the 17 inch can be configured with both a regular hard drive and a M.2 drive. However, if you get into the actual instructions it makes no distinction other than saying the M.2 is on select models. I am sure we have had owners of the 15 inch model post here and even attach pictures and although the instructions say you have to flip the system board over to access the M.2 slot it is actually right above the hard drive bay. What is clear is that trying to add an M.2 drive is not end-user authorized and is a bit of a technical challenge. So I am afraid all I can say based on the Manual is that there is probably an M.2 slot in there but it is going to mean nearly complete disassembly to figure out for sure. Sorry.Read other 1 answers
Hi guys! First time here. I'm thinking of upgrading my laptop's HDD to an M.2 ssd disk, but I don't know if I have any M.2 slots in it, and if BIOS it's going to recongnize it. Can you help me? The model is Envy 360 m6-w103dx.It came with a 1TB 7200 disk. I want to buy a Samsung Pro Evo M.2 disk (250 / 500 GB). Thank you so much! Julian
Hi The good news is that your Pc does have a M2 slot http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c04763031 page 2 : Hard Drive info it says M.2 SATA-3 (NGFF): ? 256 GB, is supported Page 30 : How to replace the Harddrive.Read other 1 answers
Hi everyone,I have a HP Envy m6-1256sf, and i would like to add a SSD drive in addition to the main HDD drive.My problem is that i don't know for sure that there is a mSata port in my computer. I have removed the back panels, it looks like this : I think that the area circled in red is a mSata port, but i am not sure. Here are two close-up of what i think is a mSata port :Could please tell me wether is it a mSata port or not ?I haven't found a page in the manual that talks about a mSata port. If it is really a mSata port, how do i know the size of the drive i can put in there ? Thanks,RogRead other answers
Hi i want to upgrade the RAM of my notebook (HP Envy 15 J012la), but I dont know if my laptop use DDR3 or DDR3L Which of this options will work for me? Option 1:https://www.amazon.com/Crucial-PC3L-12800-SODIMM-204-Pin-Memory/dp/B007B5S52C/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF... Option 2:https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00KQCOV5C/ref=psdc_172500_t2_B00EXPNG5Y?th=1 Option 3: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0076W9Q5A/ref=ox_sc_act_title_3?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER Another question, can i use a higher frequency? like 1866MHz or it has to be 1600MHz? Thanks for any help! Product information : http://support.hp.com/us-en/product/HP-ENVY-15-Notebook-PC-series/5354982/model/5393864/document/c03...Read other answers
Hi, can somone please offer me some advise on this laptop. i have installed an extra 8GB of ram today.windows and bios see the full 16GB but i only have 7.47GB useable.Task manager it shows the full 16GB, 7.6 useable and 8.5 GB Hardware reserved. can anyone offer some advise on this. i notice the ram is running in single channel mode and not dual channel even though the sticks are identically matched (same make same model number and speeds) my operating system is win 10 home not sure if this is restricting me to only using 8GB of ram? any help and advise would be very much appreciated. Thanks in advance.
Hi,Please try these steps:Hold down the Windows Key and press R (or just Click Start),Type msconfig in the Run box (or Search box) and hit Enter, In the System Configuration windows, click the Boot tab,Click the Advanced Options button,Un-stick the box next to 'Maximum Memory', Click OK,Click Apply and then OK to get out,Restart the notebook for the change to take effect.Regards,Read other 1 answers
I have an HP Envy DV7 7255 DX, and I'm looking to updrade the amount of RAM substantially. I'm not sure if I can even upgrade it, and if I can upgrade, how much more I can put in. Here are the curent specs:Notebook Product #: C6N73UA#ABA Curent RAM: 6gb DDR3 SDRAM (2 DIMM)Slot 1: 2GB Samsung 1600MHzSlot 2: 4GB Samsung 1600MHz I would like to, at the very minimum, replace the current 2 gb stick with a 4gb (the same as the current 4gb in there), to have a total of 8gb. I would also consider though, replacing both slots with 8gb sticks for a total of 16gb. It looks like my operating system is fine with that, just not sure if the mother board would be able to use it. (IE: I dont want to put in more than can be used, and just waste the money on it, if 8gb is the max). I recently installed Avid editing software and it says I need a minimum of 8gb to make it run effeciently. I also have Virtual PC installed to run a shadow XP drive for old software I still use, and I've noticed a significant lag in everything done in windows 8.1 while Virtual drive is concurrently running. I suspect it might be also related to not enough RAM. Bottom line: Is it possible to upgrage the amount of RAM, and if so, how much can I upgrade it? Thanks in advance for your help.
Hi, Two customer-accessible/upgradable memory module slotsDDR3-1600-MHz dual channel support Supports up to 16384-MB system RAMSupports the following system RAM configurations:? 16384-MB (8192-MB×2; not supported on computer models equipped with a 32- bit operating system)? 12288-MB (8192-MB×1+ 4096-MB×1;not supported on computer models equipped with a 32-bit operating system)? 8192-MB (8192-MB×1 or 4096-MB×2;not supported on computer models equipped with a 32-bit operating system) http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c03591253 http://www.kingston.com/us/memory/search?devicetype=3&mfr=HEW&line=ENVY%20Notebook&model=81963Read other 1 answers
Hi I am trying to upgrade my ram fron 8GB to 16GB and my HDD to a SSD..... Please could I get some advice on which ram and SSD is compatable with my HP ENVY DV6-7200EA. Many thanks Jason.
You can use 8-GB memory module (PC3, 12800, 1600-MHz) Spare part number 670034-001 For more information http://www.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c03591281.pdf?_sm_au_=iVVQNkRLPft3N4MN Page 56 A.M.Read other 6 answers
Hi, I just bought my HP Envy 15t-ae116tx last month and so far, I've only managed to upgrade my ram from 8GB to 16GB. I'm wondering if it is possible to add an SSD M.2 on my device. I tried checking the online manual for my device, but the only version I see is that of the 2015 model. If it is not possible to have an HDD-SDD M.2 setup, I might opt an SSD SATA upgrade instead. If ever, what are the pros and cons to having this kind of storage setup? Moreover, tips and comments on an SSD M.2 setup are also welcome. This will be the first time that I would use an SSD storage.
Hi, Your machine is still old using today standard. Did you know upgrade RAM yourself would void warranty given your machine is only 1 month old ? Anyway, your machine meets the following requirements: Dual Storage Configurations (models with i7 processors and 4 GB discrete graphics memory only)1TB (5400) 9.5mm + 256GB M.2 SATA SSD (TLC) Its specs: http://support.hp.com/us-en/product/HP-ENVY-15-Notebook-PC-series/8502643/model/8960751/document/c04... which has (a) Intel® Core? i7-6500U with Intel® HD Graphics 520 (2.5 GHz, up to 3.1 GHz, 4 MB cache, 2 cores (b) NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M (4 GB DDR3L dedicated) Therefore you can simply add?256 GB solid-state drive, M.2, TLC812708-001 to your machine. Regards.Read other 2 answers
Can you get a HP Upgrade Bay for an Envy 15 Laptop model 15-ae054na? This would replace the optical drive with a second hard drive.
No. The Upgrade Bay is specifically for HP Business models. However, there are aftermarket DVD drive adapters you can use to add a hard drive in the optical bay, which will work fine. Something like this: http://www.amazon.com/Masione-Universal-Enclosure-DVD-ROM-Optical/dp/B0152IXV00/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&q... Just manage your expectations on what this can do. 1. It will not be bootable 2. It will run a little slower than a regular hard drive because the optical port uses a slower version of SATA. However, it is viable to just add mass storage to the laptop. Installation is reasonably easy. If this is "the Answer" please click "Accept as Solution" to help others find it.Read other 2 answers
Hi everyone, I've had my HP Envy 17-j150ca for nearly two years not and as much as it has its issues, I love this laptop. Recently, it has been working much slower and has become a bit too outdated to run newer programs. I suspect it is an issue with the hard drive and am therefor looking at replacing it with a new SSD in an attempt to extend the lifespan of my laptop. I am, however, also curious about upgrading some of the other hardware. I've seen on the forum that many users have gotten mixed responses on the subject of replacing their motherboards with a new one. My warranty has been void for almost a year even after HP fixed the fatal design flaw of this laptop (unhinging at the base from opening and closing) so I'm not at all concerned about voiding the warranty on my machine. I have a tech grant with which I can replace components but if all else fails I will just use it to replace the whole machine, so the loss of my laptop is not an issue. I have backups and installation CDs for my OS as well so this is no issue. I understand that I may, very well, not get the answer I would like to hear about this but if anyone has any information on how I could keep my laptop up to date it would be incredibly appreciated. Thank you in advance for any answers you may have for me. Cheers.Read other answers
I have a Envy 17-j099nr laptop and I want to upgrade to an SSD. I have been searching the forum and elsewhere but can't find info on my system. I read that all Envy 17 laptops have a second drive bay but Sisoft Sandra tells me that I have only 2 SATA ports and they are currently both used (for the primary HDD and likely the DVD drive). I'm not sure Sisoft Sandra is 100% reliable. My question is will my laptop support a second HDD/SSD and will it operate at SATA III (6Gbps) speed?
I can tell you from experience as I had HP loan me a 17t-j029nr a few years back , which is the same laptop as yours with only some differences in processor and other motherboard components. There is a place to physically place a second 2.5 inch drive but HP will not have provided you the needed caddy and cable. It is also a little tricky as the drive connects via a ribbon cable to a very small zif connector and you have to carefully attach the second drive. Caddy and cable can be purchased from newmodeus.com: https://www.newmodeus.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=2_5&products_id=577&zenid=8fd3... At the bottom of the page I linked is an installation video which is very good. If you choose to get an SSD place the SSD in the primary bay where the hard drive is now. Only the primary bay is bootable. The secondary bay is not bootable but can be configured in a RAID-0 or RAID-1 with the primary drive. You would only do that if you installed 2 identical drives. The fastest configuration is to put a 2.5 inch SATA SSD in the primary bay and then use a regular mechanical drive in the second bay for storage. The SSD you want is a Samsung 850 Evo. Still the best consumer SATA-III SSD on the market. Your Service Manual See pages 47-50 Post back if you need any more help. I did a lot of experimentation on the one I had for about a year and can pretty well tell you what will happen with about anything you want to try as ... Read moreRead other 1 answers
Can I upgrade ENVY 17-j153cl 1TB 5400RPM hard drive to Samsung - 850 PRO 2TB Internal SATA III?
Hi, Check the Page # 2 from Chapter 1, where it does says the unit support 2TB but you need to have two 1TB Hard disk drive. http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c04091762 Supports 6.35-cm (2.5-in) hard drives in 9.5-mm (.37-in) and 7.0-mm (.28-in) thicknesses (all hard drives use the same bracket) Customer-accessible Serial ATA Supports the following hard drives:? 1.5-TB 5400-rpm, 9.5-mm? 1-TB 5400-rpm, 9.5-mm? 750-GB 5400-rpm 9.5-mm? 500-GB 5400-rpm 9.5-mm and 7.0-mm Dual hard-drive configurations:? 2TB: (1-TB 5400-rpm x 2)? 1500GB: (750-GB 5400-rpm x 2)Read other 2 answers
Hello, Forums of HP Support. I'm looking to continually upgrade my HP ENVY m6 Labeled Laptop, rather than buy a new one for a while.I've upgraded the RAM to it's max of 16G, and also had a hard drive replacement. Yet now, I'm looking to see if it is possible to have my Laptop be upgraded to a new CPU/Microprocessor, over my old, very bad and outdated: AMD A10-4600M APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics. If I can, what are my options?I'm looking to go top-notch, high quality--such as the Intel Core -5960X Extreme Edition, or even further to the Intel Core i7-6700X. This may be a dumb question, as I could not find much on the topic, and may be missing some important parts, but I hope to gain some insight on it!Also, since my Laptop is running an APU, and if it is possible to upgrade to an Intel Core i7, then does that mean I will have to purchase a new Graphics Card to connect to it? As I will be buying a CPU not an APU? Thanks so much for taking the time to read this, and I will review all of your answers with honest respeect! Kind regards, - SlyStudios
Yeah there is a basic problem. You can't install an Intel processor on a motherboard made for AMD APUs. Square peg, round hole. That A10 is going to be as good as it gets for APUs that will fit the motherboard.Read other 5 answers
Good people of HP support forum, I have a Envy notebook which came with 1TB HDD and that is now a bit slow for me. I'm looking into "regular" SSD upgrade options for around $150, but that forces me to make a compromise on storage capacity. Than I thought about adding a M.2 SSD and keep my factory installed HDD but I'm not sure if there is slot for M.2. Can anyone help me?Support page for my notebook lists "generic" service manual for Envy 17 and Envy 15, and while it adheres to most things about my model, "M.2 support is optional". Speccy lists available PCI slot but I'm not sure if that is it.Or do I need to disassemble the board to be sure? (not an easy task if you ask me and I already changed the WiFi module myself). Thanks guys
I have disassembled the laptop completely to add more RAM to it and have verified that it has NO M.2 slot. There is space for it next to RAM slots, there is printing on the board, but no connector is soldered. I'll just have to be happy with one disk drive.Read other 8 answers
Hello, I'm looking into how much RAM my laptop can have and from searching the internet I can't seem to find anything. Right now I have 8 GB RAM, and if possible I'd like to upgrde to more. And if I were to upgrade, where is suggested I take it for someone to do it? Thank you!
Hi Find the link for the manuals below http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c04498499 page 2 has the RAM info, if you are not sure how to do it take your Notebook to a store like geek sqwd where they will do it for youRead other 5 answers
Hi guys.I need help. I was going to update my 8gb RAM to 16 gb. I bought the 2x8gb DDR3 Crucial Ballistix Sport which should work in my computer. But after installing the RAM's my computer started acting strange. Turned itself off many times with different bluescreens every time, different errors every time. the RAM's were installed correctly in the correct slots. Are there things to be done to get the new RAM's to work? Are there programs to run? Programs that look for errors? Do I need to somehow use a program to tell my computer that I have new RAM's? Once I took the new RAM's out and put the old 8gb's in again, everything worked just fine.Thought? Ideas? Help?Best regards.Read other answers