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I'm sorry for asking but I can't seem to find my computer in the Corsair database so I'll ask here.


I have an HP Pavilion a1130n. My Computer's specs are here:




These are the exact specs of the RAM currently in my computer:


1GB (512MB x2)

DDR PC3200, CL=3, UNBUFFERRED, NON-ECC, DDR400, 2.6V, 128Meg x 64, 184-pin DIMM.


I have two available slots and am looking to upgrade to 3GB of total RAM. I want to know if this RAM will work in my computer without any problems.


CORSAIR XMS 2GB (2 x 1GB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail


Capacity 2GB (2 x 1GB)

Speed DDR 400 (PC 3200)

Cas Latency 2

Timing 2-3-3-6

Voltage 2.75V


Buffered/Registered Unbuffered

Heat Spreader Yes

Features Platinum Heat Spreader

Recommend Use High Performance or Gaming Memory


Here's the link to the RAM:




Also, will I be covered under the lifetime warranty even though my computer model isn't in the Corsair database? Thanks!


If anyone could post soon that would be much appreciated because the rebate on newegg ends tomorrow :[pouts:

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You have linked to TWINX2048-3200C2PT. This WILL NOT WORK in an OEM system. It requires more voltage than your system will give it.


Also, the memory's warranty has NOTHING to do with the configurator. The configurator just helps you to find out what memory is compatible with your system.

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I'm sorry for my stupidity but I'm still a little bit lost >.<''


What exactly does 'OEM system' mean and how do you know that I have one?


I actually did a bit more research, and although the corsair website does not have my computer model listed, it did have my motherboard on there. In fact, corsair actually recommended the same RAM that I was looking at on newegg! So I hope you understand if on my end it looks like I'm getting conflicting answers.


Here is a link to the results from the corsair website:




And here is a link to my motherboard on the MSI website:




I don't see anything pertaining to volts, so perhaps you guys meant that my 300 Watt stock power supply can't provide enough volts for the RAM? What if I took out the current RAM and just used the 2GB kit, would I have enough volts then? Or is there a limit to the voltage each DIMM slot can provide?


Sorry for all the questions again! Thanks a ton everyone, I really appreciate your help.

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You have an HP computer that came with a MSI MB? Is that Correct? If yes then you have a OEM system and you have to look up the HP system model number and go by that. If the MB maker has a channel MB with the same or similar Model number its not the same and the suggested memory for the channel MB may or may not work.
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Ahhhhhhh okay that makes sense to me now. Man I feel dumb for not getting it earlier. ;):


Thanks a lot guys! I'm going to go with the...


CORSAIR ValueSelect 2GB (2 x 1GB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail






I just got off the phone with a tech guy and he explained the same thing to me that you guys were saying. Guess I'm just a verbal learner is all! lol


My system can only go as high as 2.6V, but how did you guys figure that out?! I've googled so much info on my system and never read that, you guys are something else :D: tell me your secretz! lol

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