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Can I handle High Density memory?

by kendall16 / September 1, 2008 5:05 AM PDT

Hello everyone, I was looking to add some memory to my computer but the memory I am looking at says it's high density and won't work if I don't support it. Well I really don't know if I can handle it in my HP pavilion a250n or not. So the question is can I handle HD memory?

Here is some things about my motherboard and current memory that I got from PC wizard.

<<< Mainboard >>>

> Manufacturer : HP Pavilion 061

>> General Information
Product : DF253A-ABA A250N
Version : 06e1211RE101STING10
Serial Number : MXK32701C3 NA200
Unique ID : 8050B311-24A9D711-880E93C5-C1EC07D9
SKU : Unspecified
Family : Unspecified
Start mode : Power Switch

> Mainboard : Asus Stingray

>> General Information
Manufacturer : ASUSTeK Computer INC. (Asus)
Product : Stingray
Version : 1.xx
Serial Number : X312345678
Support MP : Yes, 0 CPU(s)
Version MPS : 1.4

> Chipset : Intel i865PE

>> General Information
NorthBridge : Intel i865PE
SouthBridge : 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) LPC Interface Bridge

>> NorthBridge Information
Architecture : HUB
Manufacturer : Intel (ASUSTeK Computer Inc)
Codename : Springdale
Revision : A2
Bus Speed : 200.1 MHz
FSB Frequency : 800.3 MHz (QDR)
PAT Enabled : No
FSB max. Support : 800 MHz
RAM max. Support : DDR (400 MHz)

>> Memory Information
Type : DDR-SDRAM PC3200
Frequency : 200 MHz
DRAM/FSB Ratio : 1/1
Supported Channels : Dual (128-bit)
Activated Channels : Single
PAT Enabled : No
ECC Diagnostic : No
CAS Latency (tCL) : 3 clocks
RAS to CAS (tRCD) : 3 clocks
RAS Precharge (tRP) : 3 clocks
Cycle Time (tRAS) : 8 clocks

>> Bus Information
Version : 3.0
Transfert Rate supported : 4x, 8x
Transfert Rate : 8x
Aperture Size : 64 MB
AGP enabled : Yes

>> APIC Information
Version : 2.00
Maximum Interrupts : 24
IRQ Handler enabled : Yes

>> Hub Interface Information
Version : 1.00
Time Slice : 0
Width : 8-bit
Full Duplex : Yes
Frequency : 4x (264 MHz)
Multiplier : 1/1x

> Physical Memory : 768 MB DDR-SDRAM

>> General Information
DIMM0 (RAS 1, RAS 0) : 512 (Double Bank)
DIMM1 (RAS 3, RAS 2) : 256 (Single Bank)
DIMM2 : Empty
DIMM3 : Empty

>> Information SPD EEPROM (DIMM0)
Manufacturer : Nanya Technology
Part Number : NT512D64S8HC0G-5T
Serial Number : E82923A1
Type : DDR-SDRAM PC-3200 (200 MHz) - [DDR-400]
Size : 512 MB (2 rows, 4 banks)
Module Buffered : No
Module Registered : No
Module SLi Ready (EPP) : No
Width : 64-bit
Error Correction Capability : No
Max. Burst Length : 8
Refresh : Reduced (.5x)7.8

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Is this your PC?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 1, 2008 5:13 AM PDT
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yes that is my computer
by kendall16 / September 1, 2008 5:26 AM PDT
In reply to: Is this your PC?
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Sorry that should not work.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 1, 2008 6:37 AM PDT

The specs and crucial show 512MB per stick. You went beyond that. Any reason not to stick inside the specs?

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Re High Density...not sure...but here's RAM that Crucial
by VAPCMD / September 1, 2008 5:50 AM PDT

offers and guarantees to work.


PS...Your system is designed for optimal performance (dual channel) by running RAM in matching pairs...2@512MBs or 2@1GB as the system, not 1DIMM @ 512MBs and 1 @ 256MBs (single channel). You should see some boost by going to 1GB (2-512MBs matched) or 2GB (2-1GB matched) but it won't make it like a rocket over the existing 768MB. It will certainly run better with 1GB or 2GB matched DIMMs dual channel mode.

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