HP ProBook 440 G7 RAM and SSD upgrade
How to open HP ProBook 440 G7 and how to change or upgrade DDR4 RAM and M.2 SSD.
HP ProBook 440 G7 is still one great laptop to use in 2023 this would be either personal use or as these laptops are mainly used for work. Probook 440 G7 is well built and is very comfortable to use. These laptops are classified as business class machines but are definetly perfect for personal use and are often great value when buying used. But as times move on and little upgrade may be needed, best thing here is that these machines are very easy to upgrade and does not cost fortune to do so.
How to open HP Probook 440 G7
To open this laptop, you will need standard Phillips screwdriver, see image below:
Remove all the screws from back panel, marked with red circles on the picture below:
Once screws are removed, gently lift back panel using something made out of plastic so you would not damage laptop. Generally these laptops are easy enough to open but i had to struggle with this one, so take your time and if you need any help then watch video above.
Can i upgrade RAM or SSD?
Good news is that both DDR4 RAM and M.2 SSD are upgradeable, also you can install additional 2.5” hard drive or SSD but just for additional storage space, don’t recommend installing Windows on the 2.5” SSD because M.2 SSD does offer way better speeds. See image below of what you can upgrade and where are they located.
RAM upgrade to 32GB (2 x 16GB DDR4-2133)
This laptop supports up to 32GB DDR4 RAM to be fitted and that’s my next step to upgrade memory, there will be 2 sticks of RAM installed (2 x 16GB). That’s a Samsung M471A2K43BB1-CPB 16GB DDR4-2133 memory and it’s not the fastest RAM but it will do for my needs. If you looking for bit faster RAM then Google: DDR4-2666, this is the ram what was installed originally in this laptop but was only one 8GB stick. See image below of the memory I'm going to install:
M.2 SSD upgrade to Crucial 1TB M.2 NVMe SSD(CT1000P3SSD8)
I’m sure this laptop will support more then 1TB M.2 SSD but that’s the drive i had already so why not. SSD is holding in place with just one screw so just remove screw and lift out SSD.
Image below of the solid state drive im going to use:
That’s all the upgrading done, not going to fit additional 2.5” drive because 1TB M.2 has plenty of storage space for my needs.
Just one thing to mention here that for safety you can remove battery when doing any upgrades.
Now you can just attach back cover again and close all the screws. Don’t forget that you will need to install operating system when swapping SSD.
Note that on first boot after upgrading screen will remain black for about a minute and then there will be screen notifying about memory size change, all you have to do is press Enter button on your keyboard and you are good to go.
HP ProBook 440 G7 specification:
❖ Screen: (14") diagonal HD BrightView LED-backlit (1920x1080)
❖ Processor: Intel Core i5-10210U Processor (6MB Cache, 1.60 GHz up to 4.20 GHz, 4 Cores)
❖ Ram: 32GB DDR4
❖ Graphics: Intel UHD Graphics
❖ Wireless Connectivity: 802.11b/g/n Dual Band with Bluetooth
❖ Hard Drive: Crucial 1TB M.2 NVMe SSD(CT1000P3SSD8)
❖ Operating System: Windows 11 Home 64-bit with Office 2021
❖ Sound: Stereo Speakers
❖ 3 x Universal Serial Bus (USB) 3.0 / 1 x USB Type-C
❖ HD Webcam (front-facing) with integrated microphone
❖ Ports: HDMI / RJ45 LAN / Digital Media Card Reader
❖ Power: 45-watt AC adapter / Lithium-ion battery