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Replacing my Bad RAM


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#1 jhefreyzz

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Posted 21 April 2014 - 02:59 AM

I came here to ask for confirmation or guidance for buying a new ram..

My product specifications found here:  http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c02017989&tmp_track_link=ot_faqs/top_issues/en_us/c02017989/loc:4&cc=us&dlc=en&lc=en&product=4082480#N57

 

  • Supports DDR3 DIMMs only
  • Dual channel memory architecture
  • Two DDR3 DIMM (240-pin) sockets
  • DIMM types:
    • PC3-10600 (DDR3-1333)
    • PC3-8500 (DDR3-1066)
    • PC3-6400 (DDR3-800)
  • Non-ECC memory only, unbuffered
  • Supports 2 GB DDR3 DIMMs
  • Supports up to 4 GB on 64-bit PCs
  • Maximum memory only if using 2GB DDR3 DIMM modules
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NOTE:32-bit PCs cannot address a full 4.0 GB of memory
I am planing to buy a KINGSTON 4GB DDR3 PC1333 (KVR13N9S8/4) but I am afraid on the note from the memory upgrade information."32-bit PCs cannot address a full 4.0 GB of memory" because I am 32bit user.

It is okay to buy KINGSTON 4GB DDR3 PC1333 (KVR13N9S8 / 4)
 
Hope anyone could answer me.
 

 



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Posted 21 April 2014 - 03:23 AM

As the specifications state, 2GB DIMMs per slot are supported. 2 x 2GB will be required to provide 4GB system RAM and also to operate in the faster dual channel mode.

 

Since I'm in Australia the Kingston memory configurator brings me to the .com.au site, which doesn't nominate a specific module, it just says "Configurations up to 4GB can be reached using Kingston's 2GB modules." If you would be sourcing from elsewhere in the world, you may get a different result on a search. As long as the specification matches the requirements shown, I don't think there is likely to be a problem.

 

Also, using 4GB isn't a problem with a 32 bit operating system, it's just that less than the entire 4GB will be available. You will still get the maximum available memory provided by your particular combination of hardware, typically between 2.75 and 3.25GB.


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#3 jhefreyzz

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Posted 21 April 2014 - 07:56 AM

Thank You for the reply..
I gonna replace my RAM stick with a 4gb ram stick because my old RAM is faulty.
BTW
Last question.
My old ram have some gold contacts lost.
Is it a dead RAM already?
My computer keeps on beeping when I insert the RAM stick


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Posted 21 April 2014 - 04:30 PM

That board does not support 4GB modules.  Board specs say a maximum of 2 2GB modules are supported.

 

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c02017989&tmp_track_link=ot_faqs/top_issues/en_us/c02017989/loc:4&cc=us&dlc=en&lc=en&product=4082480#N291

 

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Posted 21 April 2014 - 09:29 PM

So you mean sir.
To have a 4gb ram
I must purchased 2x 2gb RAM?



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Posted 21 April 2014 - 10:12 PM

I must purchased 2x 2gb RAM?

Yes, that is correct.


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#7 jhefreyzz

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Posted 22 April 2014 - 07:46 AM

Last question

My old ram have some gold contacts lost.
Is it a dead RAM already?
My computer keeps on beeping when I insert the RAM stick



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Posted 24 April 2014 - 09:30 AM

If you are able to boot to anything, boot to a UBCD or WinUBCD & run a Memory Diagnostic (if you know what those are). Otherwise, if it is beeping, you should probably attempt to replace it with the same type of ram (if it's 2gb, replace it with a 2gb stick, etc.) At least for the time being, because if it beeps with a different stick you could have motherboard problems. Hope that helped!



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Posted 24 April 2014 - 05:31 PM

Yes, if the RAM is physically damaged and the system only beeps when the DIMM is fitted, then it's a logical conclusion that the memory is faulty.

 

I agree with buffcom that the final decider would be to prove the mainboard OK with known good memory, or try the suspect stick in another computer and see if it also protests.


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