16gb ddr3 system memory (2 dimm) for intel(r) core(tm)2 duo processor t9600 (2 8

I like to upgrade my RAM from 4GB to 16GB ,below are my configuration detail.

Genuine Windows Vista Ultimate with Service Pack 1 (64-bit)
- Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo Processor T9600 (2.80GHz)
- 4GB DDR3 System Memory (2 Dimm) - For 1GB NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT graphics.

Any help greatly appericiated!

thanks,
Gleen
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  1. any reason why do you want to upgrade to 16gb..
    I'd say waste of money.. Even 8gb is perfect solution for everything.
  2. The info I can find about C2D-T9600 says it uses DDR2, not DDR3.

    The largest DDR2 SO-DIMMs I can find are 4GB each so it seems you won't be able to go beyond 8GB with two slots.

    If you really want 16GB, you will have to upgrade your laptop to something that supports DDR3.
  3. Gleen, what motherboard/laptop are you using? Memory support for the Intel® Core™ 2 Duo processors is based off the motherboard and its memory controller.


    Christian Wood
    Intel Enthusiast Team
  4. InvalidError said:
    The info I can find about C2D-T9600 says it uses DDR2, not DDR3.

    The largest DDR2 SO-DIMMs I can find are 4GB each so it seems you won't be able to go beyond 8GB with two slots.

    If you really want 16GB, you will have to upgrade your laptop to something that supports DDR3.


    There were some "4" series chipset boards that did support DDR 3 at 800/1066 but it is really up the motherboard/laptop manufacturer.

    http://www.intel.com/Assets/PDF/datasheet/320122.pdf (Page 13)


    Christian Wood
    Intel Enthusiast Team
  5. if your asking if you can put ddr3 into a ddr2 slot, no unless you"RAM" IT IN...GET IT
  6. Mine is personlized one ,here is below details :
    HP HDX X18T-1200 CTO Premium Notebook PC
    - tHP HDX18t Premium Series Notebook PC
    - Upgrade to Genuine Windows Vista Ultimate with Service Pack 1 (64-bit)
    - Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo Processor T9600 (2.80GHz)
    - 4GB DDR3 System Memory (2 Dimm) - For 1GB NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT graphics
    - 500GB 5400RPM SATA Dual Hard Drive (250GB x 2) with HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection
    - 1GB NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT
    - 18.4" diagonal High Definition HP Ultra BrightView Infinity Display (1920x1080p)
    - Blu-Ray +/-R/RW with SuperMulti
    - Webcam + Fingerprint Reader with HP Imprint Finish (Fluid)
    - Intel Next-Gen Wireless-N Mini-card
    - HP Integrated HDTV Hybrid Tuner
    - HP Color Matching Keyboard
    - 8 Cell Lithium Ion Battery
    - Mobile Stereo Earbud Headphones (1 pair)
    - System Recovery DVD with Genuine Windows Vista Ultimate (64-bit)
    i have to check the mother piece if needed.
  7. Since your laptop uses DDR3, you should be able to throw away your 2x2GB SO-DIMMs and replace them with 2x8GB ones (~$170) if you want 16GB.
  8. Contacted HP :They don't have 16GB ,so they have the below one :HP 4GB DDR3-1333 Laptop PC Memory

    QF275AA#ABA

    They are bunch of them online.

    Can you recomment me the best one- frys.com or any place.

    Thanks in advance
  9. I also see this product :FRYS.com #6932057 $ 139.99
    CORSAIR 16GB (2 x 8G) 204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM DDR3 1333MHz Laptop Memory Model CMSO16GX3M2A1333C9
    Mfr: Corsair Model: CMSO16GX3M2A1333C9
  10. Either should work unless you run into DIMM/laptop-specific quirks.

    Many manufacturers have a compatibility check tool if you want the extra peace of mind and reduce the risk of having to exchange them.
  11. what would go wrong if i go with 16GB one.I have given more details about 16GB below.For some reason my laptop does not recongize.Anyway i am going to backup my data.
    DDR3 SO-DIMM DDR3 1333MHz
    Cas Latency: 9
    Timing: 9-9-9-24
    Voltage: 1.5V
    Multi-channel Kit: Dual Channel Kit
    Specification Value
    Memory Category: Laptop
    Memory Type: DDR3
    Memory Speed: PC3-10600 / 1333MHz
    ECC: No
    ECC Registered: No
    Total Memory Size: 8
    Memory Channels: Dual
    Memory Socket: SODIMM
    Pins: 204
    Voltage: 1.5

    Thanks in advance.
  12. gleen said:
    what would go wrong if i go with 16GB one.

    Same-type DIMMs are SUPPOSED to be fully interchangeable but some combinations of motherboards, BIOS, SPD chips, DIMM PCBs and DRAM chips have quirks that prevent them from working together.

    There are millions of possible laptop + DIMM combinations that should work but laptop manufacturers only certify a very small subset (often home-brand) and DIMM manufacturers only verify each of their modules with a small subset of all laptops.

    Most DIMMs should work in most same-type laptops but only a small subset of combinations are certified. Same goes for regular PC DIMMs, most DIMMs should work fine even if they are not on the motherboard/CPU manufacturer's approved list. Those on the list are simply those the manufacturers have specifically tested themselves and can guarantee that it will work.
  13. I installed 16GB on my laptop ,i see a blank screen ,i tried couple of time with no luck ,then i installed my old one and my welcome screen came up as normal.I am not sure what would be the problem 16GB.
  14. I can't find the specs for your laptop since HP's site refuses to spit them out because the selected region does not match the model's region.

    Re-check your manual. (Assuming you checked it before coming here in the first place.)
  15. MY motherboard does not support 16GB from my experience past couple of days.I just add 8GB(2x4) and it worked well.I am not seeing any improvement from 4GB to 8GB.

    Any comment

    ThankYou
  16. gleen said:
    I am not seeing any improvement from 4GB to 8GB.

    More RAM mostly benefits people who multi-task multiple programs with large memory footprints and frequently accessed files. Many games have indirect benefits in the form of more game data getting cached.
  17. Next time if i buy a Laptop.I will look for 4GB for video Card and 16GB RAM.I am not sure it exit now.May be future laptop motherboard can support it.

    Thankyou
  18. sorry bud, but your pc only supports 8 gb. 4 gb per slot and 2 slots. check this link for more info http://www.crucial.com/store/listparts.aspx?model=HP%20HDX%20X18T-1200%20CTO&Cat=RAM


    our HP HDX X18T-1200 CTO System Specs
    System specs as shipped by the manufacturer.
    Scan your system to view your specific system configuration.


    Memory:
    DDR2 PC2-6400

    Memory Type: DDR2 PC2-6400, DDR2 (non-ECC)
    Maximum Memory: 8GB
    Slots: 2
    Each memory slot can hold DDR2 PC2-6400 with a maximum of 4GB per slot.*
    *Not to exceed manufacturer supported memory.
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