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What memory do I need for my new CPU?


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#1 eskilla

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Posted 09 January 2016 - 09:40 AM

I upgraded my CPU, and it will only run with one of my three different memory sticks. The previous CPU ran with (and loaded) all three sticks. So I guess I have to buy some new sticks(?), however - I'm a bit confused on what to buy since two of the sticks have the same specs, but as stated only one works.

 

Works with (Hynix 2gb): http://www.hynix.com/datasheet/eng/module/details/module_20_HMT125U6TFR8C.jsp (Part number H9)

 

Does not work with (Kingston 2gb): http://www.electrobyt.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=622#.VpEOclLlnyE

 

Does not work with (ADATA 4gb): http://www.wermlandsdata.se/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=632_110_509_706&products_id=193989

 

I've tried running the new CPU with all sorts of combinations, one by one and different dimm slots - the only memory that works is the Hynix, and it doesn't matter what dimm slot I put it in.

 

The old CPU worked with all 3 simultaneously and one by one.

 

Old CPU (E5500, 2-MB cache, 2.80 GHz): http://ark.intel.com/sv/products/42800/Intel-Pentium-Processor-E5500-2M-Cache-2_80-GHz-800-MHz-FSB

 

New CPU (Q8400, 4-MB cache, 2.66 GHz): http://ark.intel.com/sv/products/38512/Intel-Core2-Quad-Processor-Q8400-4M-Cache-2_66-GHz-1333-MHz-FSB

 

Computer Model (HP Pro 3120 MT): http://www.manualslib.com/manual/435619/Hp-Pro-3120-Minitower-Pc.html?page=2#manual

 

I can see how the ADATA memory wouldn't work since it has a different clock freq than the Hynix. But how come the new CPU runs with Hynix but not the Kingston memory? And what kind of memory do I need to buy?

Thanks in advance!


Edited by eskilla, 09 January 2016 - 01:46 PM.


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Posted 09 January 2016 - 09:57 AM

If this is a OEM computer please post the make and model of this computer.

 

Please download and install Speccy to provide us with information about your computer.  Clicking on this link will automatically initiate the download. 
 
When Speccy opens you will see a screen similar to the one below.
 
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Click on File which is outlined in red in the screen above, and then click on Publish Snapshot.
 
The following screen will appear, click on Yes.
 
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The following screen will appear, click on Copy to Clipboard.
 
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In your next post right click inside the Reply to Topic box, then click on Paste.  This will load a link to the Speccy log.
 
 
There is a possibility that you may need to upgrade the BIOS.

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Posted 09 January 2016 - 10:07 AM

 

If this is a OEM computer please post the make and model of this computer.

 

Please download and install Speccy to provide us with information about your computer.  Clicking on this link will automatically initiate the download. 

 

I've now updated my original post with the computer model including a link to a manual.

 

Here's the speccy snapshot: http://speccy.piriform.com/results/DqlBUXCFUAO22YWvnsHyne2

 

Also, there is no newer BIOS-version than the one I currently run available.

 

Thank you!


Edited by eskilla, 09 January 2016 - 10:14 AM.


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Posted 09 January 2016 - 03:01 PM

Related topic:  http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/601704/computer-beeping-with-new-processor-wont-start/#entry3905160 .

 

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