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03-26-2021 09:31 AM
I have a HP Slimline 260-p023d running on 4GB + 8GB RAM and Intel i5-6400T processor. My work requires minimum of 16GB and that is bare minimum. I plan to replace the 4GB RAM with a 16GB RAM, but have been told that the maximum RAM I can add is only 8GB as the specification sheet of my desktop mentioned
- Supports 2GB,4GB, 8GB UDIMMs
- Support up to 16GB (unbuffered) on 64-bit computer.
I went to a IT shop selling memory and was told Intel i5 can support 16GB memory chip. So I will get 16GB + 8GB RAM (total 24GB) after upgrade.
I am confused! What is the RAM capacity that I can get to maximize the memory?
Thank you for reply to my query.
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03-26-2021 10:08 AM
PC's with the Intel core Skylake processors' memory slots should support a 16 GB memory module, despite what the HP specs indicate.
Below is the link to the Crucial memory report for a very similar model to yours and as you can see they indicate that 2 x 16 GB of memory is supported.
Here are the HP specs for the above model...
03-26-2021 10:35 PM
Thank you Paul for the reply and information. Much appreciated !
I also read that some PC may not be able to boot up if the memory exceed the specification. Should I encounter that issue, is it as simple as changing back to the old RAM or more troubleshooting would then be required? Sorry asking because I have limited IT knowledge. Can anyone share if there ever encounter that problem and how to resolve it?
03-27-2021 07:39 AM - edited 03-27-2021 07:40 AM
the HP Quickspecs show that the motherboard is a "Hamir" and HP provides a link to the board specs which lists the supported ram HP has tested it with
- Dual channel memory architecture
- Two DDR4 UDIMM (288-pin) sockets
- Supports up to PC4-17000 (DRR4-2133)
- Supports 2 GB, 4 GB, and 8 GB UDIMMs
- Supports up to 4 GB on 32-bit systems
NOTE:32-bit systems cannot address a full 4.0 GB of memory.
- Supports up to 16 GB (unbuffered) on 64-bit computers
as Paul staed this board should also work using two 16GB dimms for 32GB total ram, and a quick check of the crucial website shows they make a 32GB ram kit for this model,..so it will officially support 16GB dimms