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Memory configuration and possible RAM upgrades for HP DesignJet plotters.

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HP DesignJet Memory Configurations

Printer model standard RAM max. RAM possible upgrade notes
 
DJ 430/450/455/488 4 on board 36 32 One free slot
 
DJ 500 16 on board 160 64/128 Necessary to buy the HP-GL/2 card to upgrade memory, the only memory slot is in the HP-GL/2 card.
Upgrade memory distribution: 16MB base + 16MB fixed in HP-GL/2 card + SIMM (64or128MB)
DJ 800 96 160 64/128 Memory distribution: 16MB fixed in motherboard+16MB fixed in formatter card +64MB SIMM in formatter card.
Upgrade: Remove the 64MB SIMM and install a 128MB SIMM
DJ 500PS 16 160* 64/128* *Possible to upgrade through the HP-GL/2 card like in the DJ500, although the HP-GL/2 card is not intended to be used with this model
DJ 800PS 160     No upgrade available
 
DJ 1050C 32 128 32/64 16MB DIMMs obsolete by 01/03/2000, supported until 03/2005
Current memory configuration: 1 32MB in one slot, one free slot.
        Upgrade to max: Change the 32MB DIMM for a 64MB DIMM, install an additional 64MB DIMM in the free slot
Possible to find DJ1050C in the field with 16MB memory only
 
DJ 5000 128 256 64/128 Two slots for memory, standard 1 128MB SIMM in one slot and one free slot.
DJ 5000PS 60" 192 256 64/128 Standard 1 128MB and 1 64MB SIMM. To upgrade, remove the 64MB and install a 128MB SIMM
 
 
DJ ColorPro CAD 44 76 32 2 memory slots
Standard distribution: 4MB fixed on motherboard + 8MB fixed in PCL5 SIMM + 1 32MB SIMM installed
Upgrade: Install a second 32MB SIMM in the free slot.
DJ ColorPro GA 4 on board 68* 32* *2 free memory slots, upgrade possible using ColorPro CAD SIMMs, but this printer is not intended to be upgraded
 
DJ 700 5,5 69,5 32 5.5 MB on motherboard + 2 free slots
DJ 750C 7 71 32 7MB on motherboard + 2 free slots
DJ 750C+ 11 75 32 11MB on motherboard + 2 free slots
DJ 755CM (A model) 71     No upgrade. 7MB on motherboard + 2 32MB SIMMs standard
DJ 755CM (B model) 75     No upgrade. 11MB on motherboard + 2 32MB SIMMs standard
 
DJ 2000CP 8 68 32 2 memory slots. Standard distrib: 4MB in motherboard + 4 MB SIMM in 1 slot
Upgrade: replace 4MB SIMM by 32MB SIMM and install additional 32MB SIMM
DJ 2500CP 36 68 32 2 memory slots standard distrib: 4MB in motherboard + 32MB SIMM (1 free slot left for an additional 32MB SIMM)
DJ 3000CP 12 68 32 2 memory slots. St distrib: 4MB in motherboard + 8MB SIMM in one slot.
Upgrade: replace 8MB SIMM by 32MB SIMM and install additional 32MB SIMM
DJ 3500CP 36 68 32 2 memory slots standard distrib: 4MB in motherboard + 32MB SIMM (1 free slot left for an additional 32MB SIMM)
DJ 2800CP 8 68 32 Upgrade like DJ2000CP, but system is optimized to work with standard memory. Fiery RIP memory: 64MB, upgradeable ONLY on demand in case of technical problems
DJ 3800CP 12 68 32 Upgrade like DJ3000CP, but system is optimized to work with standard memory. Fiery RIP memory: 64MB, upgradeable ONLY on demand in case of technical problems
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