10-17-2018 05:52 AM
The unit came with 16G RAM. I'd like to build it out to the maximum with another 16G.
What Brand RAM would you recommend? Does it need to be the same as what is there already or can I mix brands? If I want a particular brand, then, do I need to replace all the memory for optimal performance?
Anyone know what brand memory comes in the unit from the factory? I haven't opened the case yet.
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10-17-2018 07:02 AM - edited 10-17-2018 07:03 AM
I have zipped up and attached a free utility below, that will give you a good deal of info regarding the memory your PC currently has installed. It might even tell you who makes it--or at least who the chip manufacturer is.
As long as the memory has the same specs including the timing specs, you shouldn't have to purchase the exact same memory that is in there now, unless you can find it at a reasonable price, and you should be able to 'mix and match.'
I think I only have one PC where I replaced all of the memory inside and that was because I went from 4 x 4 GB to 4 x 8 GB.
In that one instance I replaced it with four identical memory modules from the same manufacturer.
I have personally used Patriot, Crucial, Mushkin, and G.Skill memory in my HP desktops, all worked with no issues.
10-17-2018 01:02 PM
Thanks for the information.
The unit comes with four slots and only two are filled, each with an 8G module. So, it's not really necessary to replace all the memory unless performance and compatibility are an issue.
I figured I could probably mix and match, but consistency is a hobgoblin for me.
10-17-2018 01:04 PM - edited 10-17-2018 01:05 PM
You're very welcome.
One of my PC's with 32 GB of memory has two Patriot 8 GB and 2 Mushkin 8 GB. PC3-10600.
No problems with performance or compatiblilty.
11-06-2018 03:12 AM
I ended up with a 16GB kit (2x8GB) of Corsair Vengence DDR4 2133 memory. I filled the remaining slots and all has been well. At some point I want to replace the other two sticks with matching memory, but that is for another day.
Thanks for the information and assistance.