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July 26, 2013 at 01:47:38
Specs: windows 7, 4gb
Have the HP a1410N w/X2 mobo. Had ordered 4gb ram (supposed to all be the same) but it came as: 2 - Hynik HYMD512646CP8J-D43 AA and 2 - Kingston KTM-M50/1g. Don't know a lot but the ? is they are supposed to be 400Mhz but running Memtest it shows 200Mhz on the line that looks like this===>Settings: Ram: 200Mhz (DDR400)...........Should that not show 400Mhz in that space? The test has ran to 100% with no errors but it only shows 4031M Cached memory. Does this look right to you? I did install just the 2 Hynik sticks at first and ran it/used windows, but after installing the other 2 it to me seams to run slower searching Thanks for the help!!!!

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#1
July 26, 2013 at 04:30:13
400MHz DDR2 memory runs as a frequency of 200MHz but Dual Data Rate (DDR2) so the NET result is 400MHz effective. Confusing but correct. No Problem there.
Searching I do not believe would use very large chunks of memory so more memory would not benefit this use, but if the memory is significantly different (latency or individual memory timings), this could slow things slightly, and by running two slightly different memory sticks together, would force your system to run them at the 'slower' memory's speed. You would need to know all of the detailed specs of these memories to be sure, and try reversing the positions of them to see if that helps any as well.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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July 26, 2013 at 04:48:17
Thanks. But by the #'s I listed can you maybe read the specs and tell me if they should work? I don't know the technical language or know how yet to fully understand what I read. If they are not compatible at all I want to send them back for a refund. I did read that they would go to the lowest rate and run at that rate so that's what bothered me. Have to go to work but I'll check back later. Thanks if you can help!!!!

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#3
July 26, 2013 at 05:36:50
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Memory4Less list both of those & the specs are exactly the same. They're getting $55 per stick, I sure hope you didn't pay anything close to that much?

Memory Type: DDR SDRAM
Capacity: 1GB
Pins: 184 Pin
Bus Type: PC-3200
Error Correction: Non-ECC
Cycle Time: 5ns
Cas: CL3
Data Transfer Rate: 400Mhz
Memory Clock: 200Mhz
Voltage: 2.5

http://www.memory4less.com/m4l_item...

http://www.memory4less.com/m4l_item...

Geeks has 1GB sticks of DDR400 for $18 which puts 4 sticks at $72. That's still a lot of money to sink into an old system.

http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?in...

Here's your system specs: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/...

"The test has ran to 100% with no errors but it only shows 4031M Cached memory. Does this look right to you?"

Yes. You have a total of 4096MB (4 x 1024MB) & my guess is you're still using the onboard video which is most likely set to 64MB. I believe the other 1MB is used by the BIOS.


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#4
July 26, 2013 at 10:28:33
You might try an experiment and swap the sticks and put the ones from the second pair of slots into the first pair of slots and see if that makes any difference.
As riider already said, the specs that they are publishing are the same.

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#5
July 26, 2013 at 14:25:26
THANKS for looking and I only paid $40 for all four sticks. As far as it being old it's not as old as the 1968 HP 2114a I found at Christmas. Thanks and still learnin.

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#6
July 26, 2013 at 14:26:29
Thanks for the response.

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