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Upgrade Question New HP - Going from 8gb to 32gb

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December 17, 2012 11:10:55 PM

Hello,

I read through the FAQ's on memory but I was kinda stumped on this one.

I have a new HP Envy Phoenix H9-1315T and I'd like to max out the memory. On the HP site when I was buying the computer it told me 16GB max but when I look at the mother specs Pegatron 2AD5 it shows 32GB max? Cpuz says that's the motherboard used in this model.

Computer specs

Can this computer be maxed out at 32GB?

I'm running windows 8 and it has the i7-3770 and 600w PS with liquid cooling.

Currently it has 8GB in a 2x4GB setup in slots 1 & 3.

The memory is Micron Memory (link to exact memory)

I'm going to be doing a lot of video editing and I often have Premiere/After Effects/Photoshop open at the same time. I'm shooting for the fastest render times and no crashes or hang ups as I switch between programs if possible.

On the HP site it says the current ram runs at PC3-10600 speeds. Why would the factory ram be 12800 but setup to run at 10600 speeds?

In CPU-Z it's showing size=8192 Dram freq=799.0MHz FSB:D RAM=1:6 CL=11 clocks tRCD=11 clocks tRP=11 clocks tRAS=28 clocks CR=1T.


I'm looking to max out the ram on the system - can anyone suggest what would be the best ram to go with for 32GB? Or if it's only possible to go to 16GB what would be best for that option.

Thank you!
December 18, 2012 4:15:35 PM

bueller....bueller....anyone?

Really would love to hear some input on 4 x 8gb (32gb) memory choices.
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January 5, 2013 5:35:46 AM

Since I guess no one here has ever installed 32GB of ram in a computer :pt1cable:  I thought I'd post up my experience with upgrading this particular model.

I purchased the Corsair 32GB ram on Amazon - http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Vengeance-Desktop-Memory-...

It is heavy duty looking and came in a box with each piece in it's own individual plastic case. It's much more substantial than the original Micron 4GB ram. The heatsinks on the new ram are gigantic.

I popped out the 2 x 4GB sticks and installed the 4 x 8GB sticks and the computer booted up no problem, recognized all 32GB in windows 8 and was ready to rock. I was working in After Effects and while rendering I also was working in Photoshop, Lightroom, Indesign and Dreamweaver at the same time with no problems.

So for anyone looking to upgrade this model of HP Envy gaming PC it works fine with 32gb of the Corsair brand ram. I got the computer for $787 and added the ram for $150 so for $950 I have a liquid cooled PC with 3rd gen I7 processor and 32GB ram, just need to update the video card, not bad for the price. Anything comparable was well over $1200.
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