07-22-2019 07:41 AM
I would like to upgrade the RAM on my All in One Pavillion 24-r180a. it is currently using a MTA8ATF1G64HZ-2G6E1 from Micron. Can someone suggest a good alternative that is both fast and reliable ? and if it is better to use 2x8 or 1x16 configuration ? Thank you
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07-22-2019 07:54 AM - edited 07-22-2019 07:57 AM
Max single module is stated to be 8 gigs but this architecture would support 2 x 16 gig DDR4-2400 SO-DIMM.
Motherboard image here:
Upgrade instruction Manual here:
If your goal is to have 16 gigs total, which is plenty of memory for almost any user, you are better off with 2 x 8 than 1 x 16.
This is because of dual channel memory operation, which is a bit faster and can only happen if there are two identical or nearly identical memory modules.
Your existing Micron module is a DDR4-2666 which will downclock to 2400 speed. Your best bet would be to try to find another like it.
Post back with any more questions and please accept as solution if this is the info you needed.
07-22-2019 08:59 AM
Could i Instead get 2x 8 Gig Crucial CT8G4SFS824A 8GB (1x8GB) 2400MHz DDR4 SODIMM ? Do you think this would work ? i do not know if it is any different from the existing ram and if i could just remove the existing one and replace it with the one above mentioned ?
Thank you for your quick response.
07-22-2019 11:21 AM
You do not need to take "identical" to that extreme. Any DDR4-2666 single rank SO-DIMM will be fine and will run in dual channel. You can buy a single Crucial DDR4-2666 module and it will work fine.