11-17-2016 02:55 PM - edited 11-17-2016 03:12 PM
Currently my notebook has the standard 4GB of memory using the HP provided Hynix HMT451S6AFR8A SoDIMM, 12800 DDR3L-1600, 1.35V.
I have been looking to replace it with either Kingston HyperX, HX316LS9IB2_8, DDR3L-1600 (2x4GB) kit or the Crucial Ballistix Sport CT6278900, DDR3L-1600 (2x4GB) kit. Both have 9-9-9 timings.
My question is will the memory with lower timings and the density of the chips work on my HP 2000-2d37cl notebook with an AMD A6-5200 CPU?
Also I was curious about postings in the forums where persons had lost the Admin or other passwords on their
HP 2000 notebooks or they purchased a used notebook that had a unknown password.
They provide the codes from the error on screen and the reply's from techs allowed them to get past this and reset their systems.
I hope I never have that problem, however where exactly are the techs getting the codes from? Is there some program or document available that has the code alogrithm?
11-17-2016 03:18 PM
For RAM, please use Crucial part from the followinf link:
It uses CL=11.
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11-17-2016 03:20 PM
You can get BIOS unlock passcodes for most HP consumer notebook PC's from the link below.
I wouldn't be able to answer your question about the memory.
I would just use the free crucial memory scan tool and see what it reports and get the memory suggested by Crucial.
11-17-2016 03:27 PM - edited 11-17-2016 03:28 PM
Forget the idea of somehow speeding up your laptop by using "performance" or "gaming" memory. It might work but it will perform exactly as the plain vanilla Hynix stuff does so you are best off getting as close to an exact duplicate of what you already have as possible.
Your laptop uses DDR3L-1600 memory but the bus automatically downclocks it to 1333 anyway.
2 customer-accessible/upgradable memory module slots
Supports dual-channel memory
Supports up to 8192 GB of system RAM
DDR3/1600-MHz (Intel only)
DDR3/1333-MHz (DDR3/1600-MHz downgraded to DDR3/1333-MHz) (AMD)
This should be compatible with what you have to upgrade you to 8 gigs:
As far as the password Codes, see above.
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02-21-2017 12:17 PM
Taking the advice posted and further checking I bought the Crucial Ballistix Sport BLS2K4G3N169ES4 8GB kit
from Newegg on 14 Dec 2016 and have had them istalled since and running with no problems
03-21-2018 08:48 PM
@ktaylorsatxwrote:They do not however run in dual channel mode, single channel only. Either the A6-5200 only supports or HP designed the motherboard that way.
The AMD A6-5200 APU has "1" memory channel, hence the RAM chips will always run in single channel mode due to hardware limitations. It's not just limited to HP, but also with other laptop makers like Acer, ASUS, Dell, Lenovo, Toshiba etc. that use the A6-5200 chip. See this CPU World page about the A6-5200 processor: