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Windows 7: will my mobo step down higher ram frequencys?

28 Sep 2011   #11
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

To answer your original question again, yes the RAM freq will only run at what the mobo supports OR at the slowest freq you have installed, whichever is slower. There may be a BIOS update which would support different RAM however. Check your HP site specs.
If you flash BIOS, make a system backup before doing so in case the PC becomes unusable.


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29 Sep 2011   #12
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

I cant believe what I just read regarding your RAM specs... on HP's website... never ever seen this before:
12 GB (2 x 4 GB, 2 x 2 GB) DDR3 PC3-10600
Leave it to HP to do something funky like this! 2 each 4GB and 2 each 2GB for a max of 12 GB RAM... FTW????
Still call Crucial and ask a tech there what they show for your laptop, might even be a good idea to call HP as well!
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29 Sep 2011   #13
Thornton

windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Darryl Licht View Post
I cant believe what I just read regarding your RAM specs... on HP's website... never ever seen this before:
12 GB (2 x 4 GB, 2 x 2 GB) DDR3 PC3-10600
Leave it to HP to do something funky like this! 2 each 4GB and 2 each 2GB for a max of 12 GB RAM... FTW????
Still call Crucial and ask a tech there what they show for your laptop, might even be a good idea to call HP as well!
i know prety stupid huh, their experts arent really experts. but i still want to find out if there is some documentation from hp listing all the ram types my mobo accepts. because as much as id like to trust crucial, they say i fully support 10600-10666-10800-12800 but hp doesnt say anything at all accept when they say my ram options, they say they will only let you purchase upto 12gb of 10600. they say my mobo can handle 16gb of ram, but they dont say what type, they only say the type they will sell me, which doesnt tell me much. most people have been saying 10666-10600 but crucial is comfusing me telling me i can support 12800 and all that. id love to call them. but they are probably just gunna give me the same answer. if anyone knows of some hp documentation that clearly states the TYPE of ram (i.e. pc3-*****) or if they have past experience with the same model and have tried this before and found out, id love to hear what hp says about my pc this time. please and ty
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29 Sep 2011   #14
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

Since you are looking at Crucial RAM anyway... I'd contact them via email with the question.

Then you will get a written response, which I'd hang on to. Then purchase the RAM they say will work... and if it doesnt, you can point to the info they sent you and demand a refund!

HP is extremely difficult to get info of this sort from... I hate HP Tech Suckport!
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29 Sep 2011   #15
Thornton

windows 7 Professional
 
 

im not buying crucial, im sorry to give that impression, they will ony sell me up to 8gb, i am buying corsair
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29 Sep 2011   #16
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Thornton View Post
im not buying crucial, im sorry to give that impression, they will ony sell me up to 8gb, i am buying corsair
Then contact their support via email...
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29 Sep 2011   #17
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Crucial will only sell you 8GB? Are you going through HP to buy it? I can buy 128GB or more from Newegg if I wanted it.
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29 Sep 2011   #18
Thornton

windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Crucial will only sell you 8GB? Are you going through HP to buy it? I can buy 128GB or more from Newegg if I wanted it.
ya pretty stupid, they will only sell me ram up to 8 gb over 4 dimms, thats why im ordering my corsairs from newegg
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