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most ram should work


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Look in CPU-Z to tab "SPD". There you will find memory type number, speed etc. With pre-builds from DELL, HP and other OEMs. can be problem with RAM compatibility, they are using their own motherboards design and are messing with the compatibility on purpose. So try to find HP memory sticks.

 

Watch this Linus video at time 9:15 he is referring to it. 

 

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You could buy another 4GB stick of DDR3 RAM and install it in addition to your existing RAM, but I would personally buy a used pair of 8GB sticks (totaling 16GB) and replace your current one.

It SHOULD work, and if it doesn't, you can easily resell the RAM.

RAM is tough and relatively safe to buy used.
 


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9 minutes ago, DatDrawingBoi said:

are you sure? cause i'm afraid the pc can read it.

normally as long as you get the same timing and clock, everything should work just fine


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4 minutes ago, LukeSavenije said:

normally as long as you get the same timing and clock, everything should work just fine

With normal board from ASUS, MSI etc. it is basicaly no problem, the board will adjust speed and timing automatically for both sticks to work together.

 

But look at the Linus video I posted. OEM pc upgrade can be problematical, if you do not use their original parts especially RAM. Had the problem myself.  

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7 minutes ago, sopen said:

But look at the Linus video I posted. OEM pc upgrade can be problematical, if you do not use their original parts especially RAM. Had the problem myself.  

and I have like... 6 oem pc's and 12 laptops, and had more

 

never had a problem with ram whatshowever


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3 minutes ago, sopen said:

you are lucky then :)

i guess?


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CPU: i3-2130   GPU: Intel HD graphics   RAM: 4+2 GB 1333 mhz DDR3    MOBO: HP H series   HDD: 320 GB WD Black 7200 RPM   PSU: HP 250 watt   Soundcard: built in   Case: Sunbeam Quarterback   Screen: IIyama Prolite T2240MTS, Samsung SyncMaster710N

 

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Laptop: Acer TravelMate 8573t

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CPU: I3-2330M   GPU: Intel HD graphics   RAM: 8+2 GB 1333 mhz DDR3   MOBO: Acer   SSD: 250 gb mx500 sata   Soundcard: built in   Case: Acer TravelMate 8573t   Screen: TN 768p

 

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4 hours ago, chckovsky said:

You could buy another 4GB stick of DDR3 RAM and install it in addition to your existing RAM, but I would personally buy a used pair of 8GB sticks (totaling 16GB) and replace your current one.

It SHOULD work, and if it doesn't, you can easily resell the RAM.

RAM is tough and relatively safe to buy used.
 

But still, can I put a different ddr3 4gb stick?

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29 minutes ago, DatDrawingBoi said:

But still, can I put a different ddr3 4gb stick?

Because some OEMs put certain restrictions on these things, I can't guarantee it will work. I did this to an old acer prebuilt machine and it worked fine. If you had a standalone motherboard it would have shocked me if this didn't work.

Normally, it should work fine. But as mentioned several times in this thread, OEMs can be cruel and their motherboards dumb.


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