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I have a HP Pavilion P6130Y SN# [removed per Rules Of Participation]. I am running Window’s 10 pro. 64Bit. I presently have 8 GB of Ram, 2GB per memory slot. All 4 slots work OK. I wanted to upgrade to 16 GB. So I bought 4 sticks of 4GB 2Rx4 PC2- 6400u-666-12 memory for AMD. All 4 works in slots 1 and 2, but if add slot 3 or 3 and 4 the computer will not boot up. Do I need a bios up date and if so which one. Or is there something other than the Bios that is the problem. Can you please help or give me some other thing to look at.

I have tried install HP- Support Assistant it down loads and is saved , but will not complete install.

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SA49

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Greetings,

Welcome to the forum.

I am not an HP employee.

 

First, you will not be able to install a BIOS update unless you go back to a HP supported operating system because your PC was manufactured in 2009.

 

HP does not support W10 on your PC.

 

Kudos for being able to run W10 on your PC. :Wink:

 

This is a fuzzy issue. I would tend to think you may have some type of chipset incompatibility or a BIOS bug that limits memory density in memory slots 3 and 4?.

 

I usually recommend Crucial (link) for HP memory upgrades.

 

Given the age of your PC, running an unsupported operating system, and HP memory support, it is possible your PC may not be able to run 16 GB memory capacity unless you meticulously match the memory specifications. Temper this thought (don't want to encourage spending more money in a frivolous pursuit) if the current BIOS is unable to recognize four 4 GB memory modules in all four memory slots.

 

Regards

 

 

 

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@SA49 wrote:

I have a HP Pavilion P6130Y

I am running Window’s 10 pro. 64Bit.

I presently have 8 GB of Ram, 2GB per memory slot.

All 4 slots work OK.

I wanted to upgrade to 16 GB.

So I bought 4 sticks of 4GB 2Rx4 PC2- 6400u-666-12 memory for AMD.

All 4 works in slots 1 and 2, but if add slot 3 or 3 and 4 the computer will not boot up.

 

I have tried install HP- Support Assistant it down loads and is saved , but will not complete install.


From: HP Pavilion p6130y Desktop PC Product Specifications

 

Product number: NY464AA
Release date: 13-May-2009
Country/region sold in
• United States
• Canada

 

Memory upgrade information

•Dual channel memory architecture
•Four DDR2 SO-DIMM (240-pin) sockets
•Supported DIMM types:
•PC2-6400 (800 MHz)
•PC2-5300 (667 MHz)
•Non-ECC memory only, unbuffered
•Supports 4GB DDR2 DIMMs
•Supports up to 16 GB on 64-bit PCs

 

> I bought 4 sticks of 4GB 2Rx4 PC2- 6400u-666-12 memory for AMD.

 

Can you try '1Rx8' low-density RAM?

 

After you downloaded the HP Support Assistant, did you launch it?

Does it start to install?

Does the installation complete successfully?

What functionality, if any, do you think that it will provide?

 

What is the current level of the BIOS in your computer?

Google-search for "download free SPECCY".

Download, install, and run it, to answer that question.

 

The only available BIOS-update is from July 2010: MR1-860146 Motherboard BIOS Update

It addresses an issue about "hanging" after a restart -- not at all similar to your symptoms.

 


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> I presently have 8 GB of Ram

> I wanted to upgrade to 16 GB

 

When you open the Windows Task Manager, and switch to the "Performance" tab, does it show that all of your 8GB of RAM are being used?  If not, then replacing four 2GB sticks of RAM by four 4GB sticks of RAM will be an expensive waste of your money, especially because DDR2 RAM is "old technology" -- now priced much higher than it was, years ago, before DDR3 RAM became the "standard".

 

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No on the 1rx8 ram. the assisten did download and I lonched it but it never competed install. I am not for sure what it may have done but I that I would try it. My Bios isdVer: 5.22 Date 4-15-2010.

 

Thank for your help.

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With 4x2 GB  for a total of 8 Gb the system is only using 25%. At this time I have 2x4 GB for a total of 8 GB and the system is still only using 25%.

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@SA49 wrote:

With 4x2 GB  for a total of 8 Gb the system is only using 25%.

At this time I have 2x4 GB for a total of 8 GB and the system is still only using 25%.


Launch a few of your "usual" programs, and "minimize" them. 

Then, measure again, to see if the usage increases. 40% ? 50% ?

 

So, unless you start running "RAM-intensive" programs, such as Microsoft Excel with tens of thousands of cells, you don't need more RAM.


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I may not need all that ram, but HP said it will work and I have already bought the ram and I what to why it will not.

 

Thank

 

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@SA49 wrote:

1. I may not need all that ram,

2. HP said it will work

3. I have already bought the ram

4. I what to why it will not.

5. Thank

 


1. True.

 

2. This is a "user-to-user" forum, not an official path to contact HP.  If HP says that it will work, keep in contact with them, for further assistance.

 

3. True.  Returnable? Exchangeable for a new SSD or a new HDD or a few USB memory-sticks?

 

4. Me, too.

 

5. You're

 

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