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Should I trust HP or Newegg's memory finder?

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January 18, 2013 6:57:31 PM

Computer in question: HP media center m7760n

HP says it supports exactly: DDR2 240-pin PC2-4200 4GBmax

Newegg (through the memory finder) gave me the same, but PC2-5300

Assuming I should trust HP, but I'm curious what everyone has to say on this...

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January 18, 2013 7:09:10 PM

This is what, a desktop? You should be okay to replace it with any normal ram out there.

That being said, I'd open the case and look at what's already in there - try to buy more of that.
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January 18, 2013 7:16:49 PM

So those speeds don't matter much? Or would I have to be strict that it's AT or under the speed specified.

It seems there's 4 RAM slots, when it says it supports only 4GB's. 2 of the slots are BLUE though never seen that before.
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a b α HP
January 18, 2013 7:16:52 PM

Either actually works. I have the same PC as an HTPC in my house. The issue - only 3.2GB RAM will be recognized due to a limitation on the motherboard.

Make sure you get a matched pair (1 kit containing 4 X 1GB sticks) - if not, you will have issues. I mixed RAM, and it had random blue screens until I replaced the RAM with one kit.
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January 18, 2013 7:17:51 PM

ronintexas said:
Either actually works. I have the same PC as an HTPC in my house. The issue - only 3.2GB RAM will be recognized due to a limitation on the motherboard.

Make sure you get a matched pair (1 kit containing 4 X 1GB sticks) - if not, you will have issues. I mixed RAM, and it had random blue screens until I replaced the RAM with one kit.


so there IS 4 slots huh

also wheres the cheapest spot? I found 2 2GB dimms for like 50 bucks that seems cheap
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a b α HP
January 18, 2013 7:18:45 PM

My CPU has 4 slots. And that is the model number I have....just don't mix the RAM...
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January 18, 2013 7:25:16 PM

Best answer selected by zakkforchilli.
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January 18, 2013 7:32:07 PM

ronintexas said:
New Egg doesn't have a kit (4 X 1MB), but they do sell this:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

You will need 4 of them. The 2GB sticks do not work....you can only use 1GB...


wow 21 bucks a piece thats insanity lol
I'm gonna check on memory america and a few others...
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January 18, 2013 7:32:39 PM

ALSO, HP.COM says it supports a SINGLE 4GB stick.. but i cant even find one
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a b α HP
January 18, 2013 7:43:41 PM

That will work - 4 of them will give you 3.2GB useable RAM.
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a b α HP
January 18, 2013 7:48:10 PM

I was only able to use 1GB sticks X 4 in mine - the 2GB/4GB sticks did not work.
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January 18, 2013 8:16:07 PM

Alrighty thanks for the helpful information, I'll stick with those 1GB sticks!!
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