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how to activate XMP with HP OMEN 25L

I plan on buying new more ram for my PC as it only came with a single stick of 8gb 3200mhz ram. Before I get the second stick i wanted to make sure that I would work with my motherboard and CPU. As I was doing my research, I came across a video from Jaystwocents about how ram doesn't run at the advertised speed out of the box. He talks about going into the bios and enabling XMP. This made me want to go into the bios and do the same because his 3866mhz ram was only running at 2100mhz. The only issue im running into is I can't figure out how to get to my Ram settings in my bios. The only thing I can find related to my Ram in the bios is ho much I have. I tried doing some research but it all seems to o over my head and I can't understand it well. 

 

Any help would greatly be appreciated.

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XMP can often be in the CPU settings. Since the memory controller is baked in the CPU now.

 

That said, you have a pre-built. You don't get every features a custom PC would have. Exactly because they don't want their customers to mess around in the BIOS, increasing the voltage and bricking things.

 

If this is your BIOS:
http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c06592756.pdf

 

Then you have no XMP option that you can play it. It's possible that it is enabled by default.

 

For a pre-built, just take a look at the RAM that's currently in the PC.
Take it out and read the label on it. If it says it is 3200Mhz, get 3200Mhz, as close to the one in the PC already. Ideally it would be the same model and all, but they might be discontinued or unique to HP.

If you can look up the model number of the RAM stick on google, you should be able to find things like Timing and voltage and what not. Just get RAM that's as close or identical.


Intel CPUs don't benefit nearly as much from faster RAM as AMD Ryzen do, so you're not missing out on anything.


(and how did it only come with 8GB? I'm looking at the tech specs for the Omen 25L, and it says it comes standard with 16GB)

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2 minutes ago, TetraSky said:

XMP can often be in the CPU settings. Since the memory controller is baked in the CPU now.

 

That said, you have a pre-built. You don't get every features a custom PC would have. Exactly because they don't want their customers to mess around in the BIOS, increasing the voltage and bricking things.

 

If this is your BIOS:
http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c06592756.pdf

 

Then you have no XMP option.

 

Just take a look at the RAM that's currently in the PC. Take it out and read the label on it. If it says it is 2100Mhz, get 2100Mhz, as close to the one in the PC already, with the same timing and all that, don't get RAM faster than it.
Intel CPUs don't benefit nearly as much from faster RAM as AMD Ryzen do, so you're not missing out on anything.

Ok thankyou, unfortunatly, that is my bios. I remember when I went to get this PC it said that it was customizable and that I would be able to "make it mine [yours]" but its whatever I guess. I took the ram out and its 3200mhz memory and when I go into corsairs ICue software, it says my ram is runnng at 1330.5mhz. The ram thats in it is Hyperx Fury ram so its decent ram and theres some decent parts in here, not just chinese no name parts so i thought I would be able to do a little bit of work myself. 

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7 minutes ago, SHG_Marsh said:

I took the ram out and its 3200mhz memory and when I go into corsairs ICue software, it says my ram is runnng at 1330.5mhz.

Which means it's running at 2666Mhz. So XMP is unlikely to be enabled by default then. (The number iCue shows you, is the Single Data Rate speed. DDR stands for DOUBLE Data Rate, so you multiply that number by 2. It's normal that it's just a few Mhz under the proper number).

If it's hyperx, get the module's model number and look it up on amazon or newegg. Get another one just like it and you'll be fine. Sure it won't run at 3200Mhz, but it's still good enough.

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5 minutes ago, TetraSky said:

The number iCue shows you, is the Single Data Rate speed. DDR stands for DOUBLE Data Rate, so you multiply that number by 2.

 

The memory does in fact run at 1333MHz, the rated speed is in MT/s, not MHz (Megatransfers). Because DDR memory can do two operations in a single clock cycle, it's referred to as Double Data Rate. The MHz/MT/s confusion is as old as DDR and never really went away.

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35 minutes ago, SHG_Marsh said:

single stick of 8gb 3200mhz ram

This shows it having two sticks?

 

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