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smellz
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Upgrade ram, XMP locked bios?

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Does non HP-branded RAM actually lock the bios/XMP-profiles so you don't get 3200 MHz now in 2021?
I've called the technical support, they told me to buy HP-branded but sounded very unsure about the memory lock thingy.

The part that makes me the most annoyed about all this is that it's not possible to buy HP-branded "HyperX Fury RGB 2x8GB 3200 Mhz" from neither HP nor any other company that actually sells HP-branded products. I called them all, they don't have them. So I have to buy non-matching memory which would look really ugly.

It's quite a joke I must say. 

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@smellz , welcome to the Community.

 


@smellz wrote:

Does non HP-branded RAM actually lock the bios/XMP-profiles so you don't get 3200 MHz now in 2021?
I've called the technical support, they told me to buy HP-branded but sounded very unsure about the memory lock thingy.   No!  HP doesn't use XMP's.  They use the JEDEC speeds and timings.  This is the reason that HyperX Fury memory works because HP owns the brand.

The part that makes me the most annoyed about all this is that it's not possible to buy HP-branded "HyperX Fury RGB 2x8GB 3200 Mhz" from neither HP nor any other company that actually sells HP-branded products. I called them all, they don't have them. So I have to buy non-matching memory which would look really ugly.  I can't speak to this part of your post.  I am not familiar with who does and doesn't sell HyperX Fury memory.

It's quite a joke I must say. 


 



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For anyone who wonders - I upgraded my ram with non HP-branded. HyperX Fury RGB 16 GB 3200 MHz same as I have in the PC so now I have 4 sticks with 32 GB and XMP profile still says 3200 MHz so it seems to work here in Sweden atleast with no modification at all.


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Thank you for the update, @smellz!

 

This is confirmation that HP does use the JEDEC's, since your new memory works.



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