Memory to the HP Pavilion dv6 notebook PC category - 6163cl

I want to add more ram on my laptop dv6 - 6163cl of Pavilion. HP seet spec say about this notebook can handle up to 16 GB of memory. But when I went to crucial site it tells me that I can only add 8 gb. I was going to throw caution to the wind and just add an 8 GB stick (for a total of 12 GB) and see what happens. But I thought I'd ask instead.

Thank you.



Your machines use Intel processor so it supports 16 GB of RAM as indicated on the Service Manual (page #5):

The manual above shows you part #, card RAM and how replace/add RAM.

Kind regards.

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