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Compatible RAM for HP Pavilion a850y, VS1GBKIT400?


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Hi, I have an HP Pavilion a850y with 1GB (2x512) currently. I'm thinking about getting another 1GB (2x512), CORSAIR ValueSelect 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory, VS1GBKIT400. My motherboard is the OEM Asus PTGD1-LA.

 

My computer is not listed in the Memory Configurator. Is it possible to check if that specific RAM will be compatible on my machine before I buy it?

 

Also, I've read that I cannot change the RAM voltage in my BIOS. So I think it's at 2.5volts. Does that mean I'm limited to 2.5volts or lower? I'm assuming 2.6v and higher will not work on my machine at all.

 

Oh, and I'm a total noob at buying/understanding RAM. So I don't know what "timings" and all that are. Thanks for your help!

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They should work just fine. VS is the way to go, but sometimes motherboards have issues with a four DRAM slot population. You are indeed limited to 2.5v JEDEC DRAM on that machine. You may do better to purchase 2 X 1024 and remove the 2 X 512 as a four slot population can be problematic. That being said, the 4 X 512 should be fine. The reason I advise the 2 X 1024 is because the memory is very cheap and 2 X 1024 is faster than 4 X 512 due to the lowered bandwidth of a four slot population.

 

You will find that 4 X 512 will drop from 400Mhz to 333Mhz to deal with the four slot population and that 2 X 1024 will run with 400Mhz.

 

 

Hi, I have an HP Pavilion a850y with 1GB (2x512) currently. I'm thinking about getting another 1GB (2x512), CORSAIR ValueSelect 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory, VS1GBKIT400. My motherboard is the OEM Asus PTGD1-LA.

 

My computer is not listed in the Memory Configurator. Is it possible to check if that specific RAM will be compatible on my machine before I buy it?

 

Also, I've read that I cannot change the RAM voltage in my BIOS. So I think it's at 2.5volts. Does that mean I'm limited to 2.5volts or lower? I'm assuming 2.6v and higher will not work on my machine at all.

 

Oh, and I'm a total noob at buying/understanding RAM. So I don't know what "timings" and all that are. Thanks for your help!

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Cool, thanks a lot guys! I went ahead and bought the 2 x 1gb pack, VS2GBKIT400C3. My mobo likes it so far, no errors or problems when installing and using.

 

I have another question though. I went ahead and tried to use my new RAM with the old, using up all 4 ram slots. Derek said that my ram might drop in speed. My BIOS doesn't really say anything when I start it up (Yeah it sucks.) Is there a program that I could run that will test those speeds for me? (And what data should I be paying attention to?)

 

Trying to decide if it's beneficial to have my older ram still installed or not.

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Oh, I guess I should have mentioned that in CPU-Z, my "memory" tab is all greyed out (due to a sucky OEM mobo.)

 

Don't know if this is relevant to finding my answer.

 

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You have dropped your memory to single channel mode. I would just run with the Corsair memory and dual channel mode. Sometimes more is not better.

 

Chipset------------------------------------------------------------------------------Northbridge		Intel i915P/i915G rev. B1Southbridge		Intel 82801FB (ICH6) rev. 03Graphic Interface	PCI-ExpressPCI-E Link Width	x16PCI-E Max Link Width	x16Memory Type		Memory Size		3072 MBytes[u]Channels		[b]Single[/b][/u]Memory Frequency	200.1 MHz (1:1)

 

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