Solved memory specs/matching for adding more RAM

Hewlett-packard / Hp prodesk 400 g1 mt
October 4, 2015 at 19:13:09
Specs: Windows 7 Professional, Intel Core i5-4690 @ 3.5 Ghz /8GB
I'm trying to add RAM (8GB) to a HP desktop. Does the timing have to match or can the installed clock speed be faster? and the timing spec, does it have to match? how do you get specs for the already installed RAM? and how do you know what is viable RAM and what isn't?

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#1
October 4, 2015 at 19:59:33
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First, when you install different types of memory (assuming all types are compatible) the system will run all to the speed of the slowest. Some times the memory is too far apart and will not run together though. When this happens, try switching the sticks which sometimes works and sometimes does not. Try running each type separately to make sure both are compatible and working and not just a bad stick.
Second, All that said, it is best to run the same or at least equivalent memory sticks in any system. You need to match Voltage, Speed, and Latency to run well. That said, for optimal dual channel support you should run memory sticks as matched pairs that are purchased in a twin package.
Third, you can remove memory sticks and read the info right off the labels that are on them or you can go to www.crucial.com and let their app scan your system and recommend memory for your system, even if you do not purchase from them, the info on the recommended memory will usually be optimal for your system.

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#2
October 5, 2015 at 09:04:38
Are you asking about a HP ProDesk 400 G1 Microtower?

http://h71016.www7.hp.com/html/pdfs...


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#3
October 5, 2015 at 09:59:07
Crucial will scan your pc, to show you what is compatible

http://www.crucial.com/usa/en/syste...

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#4
October 5, 2015 at 10:27:14
Yes Riider, I've got a HP ProDesk 400 G1 Microtower

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