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Adding RAM to HP m8125x PC

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#1 funnytim


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Posted 30 March 2009 - 03:47 PM

Hey all,

My friend has a HP m8125x PC, and he wants to add 1GB memory onto it.

He said currently on the system is 2 X 1GB Hynix DDR2 PC3500(or 3200, he's not sure) Ram.

Does anyone know if this will work with his computer?

Would Kingston and Hynix be compatible working alongside each other?

Also from what I've been able to find it seems as if the maximum memory this Pc can support is 5300, but not sure. Can anyone confirm this?

Even if it can support more there's really no point in adding a higher speed ram than what the system already has, as the system will run fastest of the slowest ram?

Thanks a lot!

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Posted 30 March 2009 - 04:13 PM

Useful page: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/documen...product=3442913

Personally...I see no advantage in going from 2GB to 3GB, especially if the system is running dual-channel memory mode currently. But...I've been wrong before :thumbsup:.

Useful page #2: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/documen...product=3442913

What Intel Has To Say: http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/...b/cs-011965.htm


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Posted 31 March 2009 - 01:47 PM

as far as the different brands, in theory yes, though the PC will run at the lower rated ram stick. as far as dual channel is concerned, some motherboards require the ram be installed in sets of 2s, others dont, even if they dont you will lose the dual channel performance boost you would get from using 2 sticks when only using 1 or 3 slots. generally, for best performance, you want an even set of memory sticks, all running at the same voltage, clock speed, and timings. I would recomend finding memory of the same type as the memory installed, and instead of just installing 1 gig, buy 2 sticks of similar model ram. if the OS is 32 bit, it will only recongnize somewhere between 3.25-3.75 gigs of it, but you will get the performance boost from dual channel. either that or finding a 2 x 2 gb set of it, you can pick up 4 gigs of generic ddr2 667 mhz from wally world for around 50 bucks, and since the memory you have is generic to start with, it should still give you a good performance boost.



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Posted 04 April 2009 - 12:28 AM

Thanks, I'll let him know ;)

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