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HP Pavilion 6437c
Microsoft Windows 10 (32-bit)

Ok so i have this pc and I threw a Asus GEforce 610 2gb gpu in there its unstable and crashes often. I was wadering if i could upgrade to a Intel E8500 Wolfdale Dual-core 3.167 LGA 775 Processor, upgrade the os to a 64bit, and throw 16gb of DDr32 desktop ram. Will these be compatiable? Will it work? Im trying to do these for a cheap upgrade.

 

Intel 8500:https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA4RE66T0616&cm_re=intel_core_2_duo-_-19-117-320-...

 

Ram: http://www.ebay.com/itm/16GB-Kingston-Memory-Kit-2-PCS-x-8GB-2Rx4-PC2-5300F-KTH-XW667-16G/1124870774...

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Hi,

 

The Wolfdale processor will work in your PC.  Review the specifications for Processor and memory upgrades.

 

I wouldn't trust refurb'd dimms from Ebay.

 

Your first consideration should be HP Sales or HP Support when considering memory replacement or upgrades. If you want to consider other manufacturers then the easiest way to avoid memory problems is to contact one of the major memory manufacturers. I am recommending that you try the memory tools from these manufacturers: Corsair, Kingston and Crucial. Once you have determined the dimms that you need, then contact sales or technical support to verify that you have selected the correct dimms. If you buy directly from the manufacturers, then they will stand behind their products.

 

You might have problems getting parts from HP since your PC is obsolete.

HP Photosmart 6520
HP Envy 17", i7-8550u,16GB, 512GB NVMe, 4K screen, Windows 10 x64
Custom PC - Z390, i7-9700K, 32GB, dual 512 GB NVMe, dual 512 SSDs, 2K screen, OC'd to 5 Ghz, NVIDIA 2080TI 11GB
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I know the board supports ddr2 dims but i dont know what its limited to.

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> don't know what it is limited to.

 

 
  • Dual channel memory architecture
  • Four 240-pin DDR2 DIMM sockets
  • Supported DIMM types:
    • PC2-5300 (667 MHz)
    • PC2-6400 (800 MHz)
  • Non-ECC memory only, unbuffered
  • supports 2GB DDR2 DIMMs
  • Supports up to 8 GB on 64 bit PCs
  • Supports up to 4 GB* on 32 bit PCs
    • 32 bit PCs cannot address a full 4.0 GB of memory

 

You wrote that you have the 32-bit version of Windows.

That version will only use the first 3.2 GB of the installed RAM.

 

You referenced a pair of 4GB sticks of RAM, on eBay, but that is not compatible with your motherboard.

Either your motherboard will use only the first 2GB of each stick, or it will not use the RAM, at all. 

Ouch!

 

 

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Hi,

 

Two different HP documents indicate that only 2 GB dimms can be used.  Kingston also confirms that information.

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With the processor upgrade i was gunna get win 10 64 bit

 

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