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HP Probook 4520s Memory upgrade to 8GB (2x4GB) Corsair Unsuccessful and Failed
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Message 21 of 29 (4,136 Views)

Re: HP Probook 4520s Memory upgrade to 8GB (2x4GB) Corsair Unsuccessful and Failed

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Memory SPD

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DIMM # 1
SMBus address 0x50
Memory type DDR3
Module format SO-DIMM
Manufacturer (ID) Samsung (CE00000000000000)
Size 1024 MBytes
Max bandwidth PC3-10700 (667 MHz)
Part number M471B2873FHS-CH9
Serial number 8422A459
Manufacturing date Week 19/Year 10
Number of banks 8
Nominal Voltage 1.50 Volts
EPP no
XMP no
AMP no
JEDEC timings table CL-tRCD-tRP-tRAS-tRC @ frequency
JEDEC #1 5.0-5-5-14-19 @ 380 MHz
JEDEC #2 6.0-6-6-17-23 @ 457 MHz
JEDEC #3 7.0-7-7-20-27 @ 533 MHz
JEDEC #4 8.0-8-8-22-30 @ 609 MHz
JEDEC #5 9.0-9-9-25-34 @ 685 MHz

DIMM # 2
SMBus address 0x52
Memory type DDR3
Module format SO-DIMM
Manufacturer (ID) Samsung (CE00000000000000)
Size 2048 MBytes
Max bandwidth PC3-10700 (667 MHz)
Part number M471B5673FH0-CH9
Serial number 93CE7BC5
Manufacturing date Week 19/Year 10
Number of banks 8
Nominal Voltage 1.50 Volts
EPP no
XMP no
AMP no
JEDEC timings table CL-tRCD-tRP-tRAS-tRC @ frequency
JEDEC #1 5.0-5-5-14-19 @ 380 MHz
JEDEC #2 6.0-6-6-17-23 @ 457 MHz
JEDEC #3 7.0-7-7-20-27 @ 533 MHz
JEDEC #4 8.0-8-8-22-30 @ 609 MHz
JEDEC #5 9.0-9-9-25-34 @ 685 MHz

DIMM # 1
SPD registers
00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 0A 0B 0C 0D 0E 0F
00 92 10 0B 03 02 11 00 01 03 52 01 08 0C 00 3E 00
10 69 78 69 30 69 11 20 89 70 03 3C 3C 00 F0 83 01
20 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
30 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 0F 11 21 00
40 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
50 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
60 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
70 00 00 00 00 00 80 CE 02 10 19 84 22 A4 59 D3 0D
80 4D 34 37 31 42 32 38 37 33 46 48 53 2D 43 48 39
90 20 20 00 00 80 CE 00 00 00 53 47 30 39 5A 31 31
A0 01 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 30 32 04
B0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
C0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
D0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
E0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
F0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00

DIMM # 2
SPD registers
00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 0A 0B 0C 0D 0E 0F
00 92 10 0B 03 02 11 00 09 03 52 01 08 0C 00 3E 00
10 69 78 69 30 69 11 20 89 70 03 3C 3C 00 F0 83 01
20 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
30 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 0F 11 45 00
40 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
50 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
60 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
70 00 00 00 00 00 80 CE 02 10 19 93 CE 7B C5 91 8F
80 4D 34 37 31 42 35 36 37 33 46 48 30 2D 43 48 39
90 20 20 00 00 80 CE 00 00 00 55 45 30 36 55 34 31
A0 01 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 07
B0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
C0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
D0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
E0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
F0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00

 

Here is the report from CPUID in the spoiler

 

Let me know if this tells you something.

 

FH

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Message 22 of 29 (4,126 Views)

Re: HP Probook 4520s Memory upgrade to 8GB (2x4GB) Corsair Unsuccessful and Failed

[ Edited ]

I can confirm that the G.Skill RAM posted does work. An observation, if I may:

 

In relation to 4GB Modules, both of the Mushkins (996647 and 997066) that I tried (and failed) to use, as well as the one set of Corsair (CMSO8GX3M2A1333C9) all had 8 ram chips per module. The G.Skill has 16 per module. Perhaps this is the key, and affects the addressing of the memory in some way?

 

For reference, the G.Skill's SPD output is as follows:

 

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Memory SPD
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
 
DIMM #                          1
        SMBus address           0x50
        Memory type             DDR3
        Module format           SO-DIMM
        Manufacturer (ID)       G.Skill (7F7F7F7FCD000000)
        Size                    4096 MBytes
        Max bandwidth           PC3-10700 (667 MHz)
        Part number             F3-10666CL9-4GBSQ
        Number of banks         8
        Nominal Voltage         1.50 Volts
        EPP                     no
        XMP                     no
        AMP                     no
JEDEC timings table             CL-tRCD-tRP-tRAS-tRC @ frequency
        JEDEC #1                5.0-5-5-14-19 @ 380 MHz
        JEDEC #2                6.0-6-6-17-23 @ 457 MHz
        JEDEC #3                7.0-7-7-20-27 @ 533 MHz
        JEDEC #4                8.0-8-8-22-30 @ 609 MHz
        JEDEC #5                9.0-9-9-24-33 @ 666 MHz
 
DIMM #                          2
        SMBus address           0x52
        Memory type             DDR3
        Module format           SO-DIMM
        Manufacturer (ID)       G.Skill (7F7F7F7FCD000000)
        Size                    4096 MBytes
        Max bandwidth           PC3-10700 (667 MHz)
        Part number             F3-10666CL9-4GBSQ
        Number of banks         8
        Nominal Voltage         1.50 Volts
        EPP                     no
        XMP                     no
        AMP                     no
JEDEC timings table             CL-tRCD-tRP-tRAS-tRC @ frequency
        JEDEC #1                5.0-5-5-14-19 @ 380 MHz
        JEDEC #2                6.0-6-6-17-23 @ 457 MHz
        JEDEC #3                7.0-7-7-20-27 @ 533 MHz
        JEDEC #4                8.0-8-8-22-30 @ 609 MHz
        JEDEC #5                9.0-9-9-24-33 @ 666 MHz
 
DIMM #                          1
SPD registers  
                00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 0A 0B 0C 0D 0E 0F
        00      92 10 0B 03 03 19 00 09 03 52 01 08 0C 00 3E 00
        10      69 78 69 30 69 11 20 89 00 05 3C 3C 00 F0 83 05
        20      00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
        30      00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 0F 11 45 00
        40      00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
        50      00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
        60      00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
        70      00 00 00 00 00 04 CD 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 D9 13
        80      46 33 2D 31 30 36 36 36 43 4C 39 2D 34 47 42 53
        90      51 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
        A0      00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
        B0      00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
        C0      00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
        D0      00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
        E0      00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
        F0      00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
 
DIMM #                          2
SPD registers  
                00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 0A 0B 0C 0D 0E 0F
        00      92 10 0B 03 03 19 00 09 03 52 01 08 0C 00 3E 00
        10      69 78 69 30 69 11 20 89 00 05 3C 3C 00 F0 83 05
        20      00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
        30      00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 0F 11 45 00
        40      00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
        50      00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
        60      00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
        70      00 00 00 00 00 04 CD 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 D9 13
        80      46 33 2D 31 30 36 36 36 43 4C 39 2D 34 47 42 53
        90      51 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
        A0      00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
        B0      00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
        C0      00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
        D0      00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
        E0      00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
        F0      00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00

 

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Message 23 of 29 (4,122 Views)

Re: HP Probook 4520s Memory upgrade to 8GB (2x4GB) Corsair Unsuccessful and Failed

That could be, but it's odd that the specs are all the same. Just plain weird. As I said before, the guy at my store said he doesn't know why either, but sometimes GSkill just works. I've racked my brain trying to figure this one out, and HP doesn't have an answer for it either; at least none of the techs I talked to.
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Re: HP Probook 4520s Memory upgrade to 8GB (2x4GB) Corsair Unsuccessful and Failed

Well, we may never know, that is until someone goes out and tries a different set with 16 chips per module Smiley Happy

 

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Re: HP Probook 4520s Memory upgrade to 8GB (2x4GB) Corsair Unsuccessful and Failed

[ Edited ]

I've done a bit of research and the 16 chip means "Low Density". People get mixed up as to what low density means because it actually means a bigger/fatter form factor module, when they think "Low" they think thin/low profile. 

 

Low Density means 16 chips which runs hotter and uses more energy than high density 8 chip RAM. Because of that manufactuers don't often advertise that they are low density.  However, some systems, like 2009 era Macbooks have a low density requirement.  It's probably something to do with addressing of memory within the device (i.e. each chip requires only 256MB while 8 chip RAM requires 512MB per chip).  Also, because they don't advertise it they are roughly the same price as high density ram.  Some manufactuers like Kingston are high density only while others "upgraded" so thier old RAM was low density but their current ram is high density. 

 

The next thing to know is that the frequency (1333) is a maximum frequency that the RAM can run, think of it as the maximum speed of a car.  Put that RAM into a slower notebook and it will run at the maximum of the notebook, which is like the speed limit for a road. For the HP Probook 4520, 4720, etc. the speed is 1333, but it means you can use DDR3-1600 a.k.a. PC3-12800 chips as long as it is low density (16 chips per module) and the timing is still 9-9-9.  I think that the clock timing of 9-9-9 is only available up to this chip and therefore higher speed chips won't work.

 

I hope this explains why otherwise similar chips aren't working.  All that said I'm investing in the previously mentioned, tested and confirmed G.Skill module F3-10666CL9D-8GBSQ which are still available new in 8gb 2x4 packs for a reasonable price.

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Re: HP Probook 4520s Memory upgrade to 8GB (2x4GB) Corsair Unsuccessful and Failed

Add two more memory types that are confirmed not working. Won't boot past the Win Start screen and fail the MemTest from a USB key. Both boot to bios and confirm they're recognized at 8GB. The MemTest confirms their present and gives the SPD profile data as well but fails at 20% through the 1st test.:

 

Kingston  HyperX Impact Black 8GB Kit (2x4GB) DDR3L 1.35V 1600MHz CL9 HX316LS9IBK2/8

and

Komputerbay 8GB Kit (2x4GB) DDR3 1.5V 1333MHz PC3-10600 CL9 KB_8GB_2X4GB_DDR3_SO1333_1

 

I'm buying the G.Skill kit (F3-10600CL9D-8GBSQ)

 

Currently I have 2 chips in my 4520s that work great: Elpida 2GB PC3-10600 1.5V and a Samsung 2GB PC3-12800 1.5V so there shouldn't be an issue with downclocking the Samsung chip from 1600 to 1333 since it runs just fine. I tried a 1600 kit and then a 1333 kit without any luck. Hopefully the G.Skill kit won't let me down...

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Message 27 of 29 (2,223 Views)

Re: HP Probook 4520s Memory upgrade to 8GB (2x4GB) Corsair Unsuccessful and Failed

Hi guys,

After some unsuccessful tries I've stumbled upon this forum and ordered the confirmedly working F3-10666CL9D-8GBSQ G.Skill set, but my vendor messed something up and shipped a different set of modules. I haven't noticed that these chips are not the same that I ordered, and installed them. Memtest succeeded, I was able to install a Fedora 22-x64 on my laptop, everything seems to be fine. These modules are made for Macs, they have 16 chips, so I think that this "low density theory" might be true.

Here is the exact product name: G.Skill FA-8500CL7D-8GBSQ

 

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Message 28 of 29 (1,915 Views)

Re: HP Probook 4520s Memory upgrade to 8GB (2x4GB) Corsair Unsuccessful and Failed

Crucial 4GB DDR3 Ballistix Sport 1600Mhz CL9 1.35V Notebook Ram works fine with my HP ProBook 4520s. The original RAMs were 2 x 2GB Kingston DDR3 1333 MHz. I have performed  BIOS Start-up and Run-in Tests. Also, I have performed the MEM Test of Windows 7  (Memory Diagnostic). Both were clear. I also played Unreal Tournament 2004 to see if there are any compatibility issues in stressed conditions. GamePlay experience was good, smooth without any problems.

 

After this upgrade Windows Performance index for RAM increased to 6.7 from 5.9. So far so good.

 

I dont know if it is a problem but same as the previous RAM set, this set also runs at 532.1 MHz with latency indices of 6-6-6-16-86.

 

The item was bought in Turkey using the following link.

 

http://www.bimeks.com.tr/urun/147349/crucial-4gb-ddr3-ballistix-sport-1600mhz-cl9-1-35v-notebook-ram...

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Re: HP Probook 4520s Memory upgrade to 8GB (2x4GB) Corsair Unsuccessful and Failed

[ Edited ]

Hello, sorry for my english. I Have a same problem. I try many memory 4GB but no one came up to me. Please help, any idea how can resolve this problem and start work 4GB on this model notebook? Thank you.

 

P.S.

Maybe this  notebook not support 8Gb RAM....

 

 

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