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Hello, i was wondering if i could swap out my ram for 3000mhz or can i only use ram at 2133mhz? All help would be appreciated. Thinking of upgrading to 32gb.
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Hi,

 

I haven't seen XMP memory profile support in the HP consumer BIOS so it's doubtful if faster dimms will work.  Typically the BIOS needs additional memory profile support to support faster dimms. Manual memory tuning is possible but HP doesn't provide the information and BIOS functionality to do so. Hence the reason why many third party motherboard manufacturers have a QVL (qualified vendor list for memory). HP hasn't published and/or released any overclocking information.

 

Intel Extreme Tuning Utility may work.  No one even seems to talk about using it on this forum.

 

You could upgrade the processor but the payback in price/performance looks poor according to some comparisons that are published on the internet.

 

Unless you have some memory hogging applications I suggest that you save your money. 

 

 

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Is there any other way i can upgrade my ram from 16gb? I recently installed a gtx 1070 graphics card and when i play games the cpu gets put to 100percent and the game starts to lag.
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@Jwilson707

 

Check with the game software manufacturer for patches. There might be a patch to enable more cores. The game manufacturer's web site forum would be another place to look for suggestions.  I rarely have any games that will drive the CPU to 100%.  You should be able to use Windows Resource Monitor and monitor the number of cores being used when you are playing your game. That might give you some ideas about CPU usage and the number of cores being utilized and which programs and services are driving the CPU to 100%.

 

The NVIDIA GTX 1070 is an excellent graphics card.  Stick with the manufacturer's recommended driver until you can solve your issues.

 

Update the diagnostics on your PC and run a full set.  Let's make sure that everything is stable.

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