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HP All in One - Memory Question

adams135 11,214 December 29, 2015 at 02:02 PM
Have an HP Pavilion 20 All-IN-One computer (got it for a hell of a great price).

Has 4GB memory .. trying to add/upgrade memory.

HP.Com states: Two 204-pin DDR3 SO-DIMM sockets -Supports PC3-10600 (DDR3-1333).

Can I use a higher Freq .. something like Crucial 16GB (2 x 8G) 204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM DDR3L 1600 (PC3L 12800) Laptop Memory Model CT2KIT102464BF160B

These seem to be a lot cheaper.

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Yes, it will just be downclocked to the slower speed that your machine supports.
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Why do you need 16 gb? I'm a gamer and heavy computer user. I have 8 gb and don't even use all of it.
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Why do you need 16 gb? I'm a gamer and heavy computer user. I have 8 gb and don't even use all of it.
16 gigs is overkill for most people, but 8 gigs is a nice amount to have. My desktop is a refurb xps machine that came with 12 gb ram. I do some fairly resource intensive things at times and occasionally use it all. Having a lot of stuff in ram is generally a good thing. Right now, i'm using 9.7gb of ram with Google Chrome consuming 5.3GB (with A LOT of tabs open).

Ultimately there's no harm in going with 16GB except a large hiberfil.sys if hibernation is enabled. We're talking $35 for 8GB vs $65 for 16GB, so it's not a a big difference.

To think, the earliest computers I used had between 64KB and 4MB of RAM...
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Why do you need 16 gb? I'm a gamer and heavy computer user. I have 8 gb and don't even use all of it.
Probably because I am stupid, and I am being serious when I say that.

I already ordered the 2x8 several days ago and it should be in Tuesday .. we shall see if I ordered the right stuff then.

I want to thank everyone who responded ....

Have another computer memory question (for a Laptop this time). Will start a new string for it.
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Ultimately there's no harm in going with 16GB except a large hiberfil.sys if hibernation is enabled. We're talking $35 for 8GB vs $65 for 16GB, so it's not a a big difference.

To think, the earliest computers I used had between 64KB and 4MB of RAM...
My first computer came with 256K of memory. I had it maxed out since it was a company PC and the data techs were under my direction (i.e. free). This brought it you to the MAX of 640K ... Had no idea how/why I could possibly use that much memory but since it was free.
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My first computer came with 256K of memory. I had it maxed out since it was a company PC and the data techs were under my direction (i.e. free). This brought it you to the MAX of 640K ... Had no idea how/why I could possibly use that much memory but since it was free.
I mentioned that a system with a lot of ram could have a large hiberfil.sys, but your pagefile.sys may also tend to be a bit larger (if you let windows determine it's size). If you've got a traditional hard drive, this can slow you down. You might want to consider an SSD.
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I mentioned that a system with a lot of ram could have a large hiberfil.sys, but your pagefile.sys may also tend to be a bit larger (if you let windows determine it's size). If you've got a traditional hard drive, this can slow you down. You might want to consider an SSD.
Thanks ... any recommendations on what I should manually set them to ... and of course HOW do I do that? :-)
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Thanks ... any recommendations on what I should manually set them to ... and of course HOW do I do that? :-)
Google my Friend. Depends if your running out of space on the SSD or not and what you do. For 8gb I might set it at 4-6gb less if you needed space. Actually for 8 I would leave it if you had the space.
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