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John_McClane
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Maximum memory managed by HP DC5850 MT ? 8 or 16 Gb ??

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Hello,

 

I bought an old HP DC5850 MT tower, with Phenom II X4 830 2.8 GHz and only 2 Gb of RAM DDR2 PC2-6400.

 

So my question is what is the maximum memory managed by this computer?  8 or 16 Gb ?? There are these 2 maximums in HP documents seen in internet...

 

Thanks in advance !

 


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Paul_Tikkanen
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Hi:

 

Below is the link to the dc5850 Quickspecs.

 

http://static.highspeedbackbone.net/pdf/HP%20Compaq%20dc5850%20Business%20PC%20Quick%20Specs.pdf

 

Pages 8 & 9 have the memory upgrade info.

 

The MT form factor supports 4 x 4 GB of memory, but unless you can find compatible 4 GB DDR2-6400 modules in used but tested and working condition, you will pay around 260 Euros for new 4 x 4 GB of memory.

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Hi:

 

Below is the link to the dc5850 Quickspecs.

 

http://static.highspeedbackbone.net/pdf/HP%20Compaq%20dc5850%20Business%20PC%20Quick%20Specs.pdf

 

Pages 8 & 9 have the memory upgrade info.

 

The MT form factor supports 4 x 4 GB of memory, but unless you can find compatible 4 GB DDR2-6400 modules in used but tested and working condition, you will pay around 260 Euros for new 4 x 4 GB of memory.

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Hi @Paul_Tikkanen,

 

Thanks.

 

And into this HP document, it's 8 Gb RAM max !   😭  It's difficult...

 

https://h10057.www1.hp.com/ecomcat/hpcatalog/specs/provisioner/05/AL198AW.htm

 

AL198AW - HP Compaq dc5850 Microtower PC

Memory From 1 GB to 8 GB DDR2-Synch DRAM PC2-6400 non-ECC (single or dual channel configurations) Maximum memory 8 GB DDR2-Synch DRAM Memory slots 4 DIMM Memory upgrade Upgradeable to 8GB

 

 

And yes, very difficult to find 4 Gb compatible modules of DDR2 PC2-6400, or very expensive !  

 

 

[EDIT] : Compatible RAM 4 x 4 Gb DDR2 PC2-6400 (16 Gb) 1.8V found on ALIEXPRESS for 139 € !

 

https://valid.x86.fr/e7b14s


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You're very welcome.

 

Yes, it appears that there is contradicting info, but the link I posted I believe is more up to date.

 

It is revision 21 of the document.

 

 

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