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HP Compaq dc7900 Convertible Minitower PC - Removing and Replacing the Memory


This document is provided to assist in removing and replacing the Memory for the HP Compaq dc7900 Convertible Minitower PC.


Minimum skill level

The End User requires no hardware-specific training to replace the defective part. The End user should have familiarity with system hardware and software requiring repair.


Parts required

NOTE: Part numbers are subject to change.

The replacement part number will vary depending on the Memory that is being replaced. If a part is listed as 'Yes' under 'Requires Return' then the defective part needs to be returned to HP. Click here for more information on returning parts to HP .

Part Number
Requires Return
1.0 GB DIMM memory
512 MB DIMM memory
2.0 GB DIMM memory
4 GB Memory module
NOTE: For customers in countries/regions with RoHS legislation* (e.g. EU, China, etc.) restricting the use of hazardous substances in electrical equipment. The use of the Original Spare part is regulated by RoHS legislation. If your unit contains a part that is labeled with the Modified Spare number, the Modified Spare must be ordered as the replacement part. If your unit contains a part that is labeled with the Original Spare number, please order the Original Spare as the replacement part. In this case either the Original Spare or the Modified Spare may be shipped which will not affect performance or functionality of the unit.


Summary of instructions

To view a video demonstrating the procedure for removing the Memory, click on the link below. Or use the product video listing on the HP Services Media Library , then select Memory from the menu on the upper left hand side of the screen.

Click here to view the Memory removal video (right-click on the link to open in a new window/tab).

Memory removal

  1. Review the safety considerations before performing the steps listed below by clicking on the following link:

    Click here to view the precautions .

    CAUTION: Failure to comply with the precautions could result in damage to your product or loss of data.
    NOTE: This computer uses PC2-6400 (DDR2 800-MHz) DIMMs. There are four DIMM sockets on the system board, with two sockets per channel. The sockets are labeled XMM1, XMM2, XMM3, and XMM4. Sockets XMM1 and XMM2 operate in memory channel A. Sockets XMM3 and XMM4 operate in memory channel B.

    HP recommends dual-channel symmetric configurations for maximum performance. For best performance, add the same amount of total memory to each channel and do not mix speeds. For dual-channel symmetric performance, the total amount of memory in each channel must be equal. If speeds are mixed, speed will default to the slowest DIMM.

    If you installing one memory module only, put it in slot DIMM1 (the black slot closest to the processor).

  2. Remove the access panel. Click here for instructions to remove the Access Panel .

  3. Push down and out on the memory socket latches to release the memory module.

  4. Pull the memory module up and out of the socket.

Memory replacement

  1. Ensure that the memory socket latches are pushed down and away from the memory socket.

  2. Match the notch on the memory module with the key on the memory socket.

  3. Push the module down firmly into the socket until the latches snap into place and the module is fully seated.


Parts return

If your part requires return then click on the appropriate link below:

Click here for the defective parts return procedure for US .

Click here for the defective parts return procedure for Europe .


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