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Memory Compatibility for HP Pavilion dv6 3030tx (WX050PA)

Hi,

I have recently purchased some corsair CMSO8GX3M2A1333C9 8G (2x4GB) memory to upgrade my laptop

(memory specs can be found here: http://www.corsair.com/cmso8gx3m2a1333c9.html)

 

The short story is that once the memory is installed Windows will not boot and trying to run MemTest 4.20 to test the memory causes the system to crash.

 

The full details of the discussion on the Corsair forum can be found here:

http://forum.corsair.com/forums/showthread.php?t=113301

 

I was hoping Corsair could advise on compatible memory for my PC, but they are unable to advise and have sent me to yourself.

 

I have now returned the memory to the place of purchase, but now I am unsure what memory to replace it with.

 

Could you advise the compatible memory for my system.

 

This is my next best guess?

http://www.corsair.com/en/memory/laptop-memory-upgrades/cm3x8gsdkit1066.html

 

I note the crucial memory search finds Part number: CT3321850, which runs @ 1.35v

 

I am in  Australia, I cannot find anyone selling crucial,  corsair or kingston seem to be the brand most readily available.

 

Thanks

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Message 2 of 7 (4,305 Views)

Re: Memory Compatibility for HP Pavilion dv6 3030tx (WX050PA)


jcrawfor74 wrote:

Hi,

I have recently purchased some corsair CMSO8GX3M2A1333C9 8G (2x4GB) memory to upgrade my laptop

(memory specs can be found here: http://www.corsair.com/cmso8gx3m2a1333c9.html)

 

The short story is that once the memory is installed Windows will not boot and trying to run MemTest 4.20 to test the memory causes the system to crash.

 

The full details of the discussion on the Corsair forum can be found here:

http://forum.corsair.com/forums/showthread.php?t=113301

 

I was hoping Corsair could advise on compatible memory for my PC, but they are unable to advise and have sent me to yourself.

 

I have now returned the memory to the place of purchase, but now I am unsure what memory to replace it with.

 

Could you advise the compatible memory for my system.

 

This is my next best guess?

http://www.corsair.com/en/memory/laptop-memory-upgrades/cm3x8gsdkit1066.html

 

I note the crucial memory search finds Part number: CT3321850, which runs @ 1.35v

 

I am in  Australia, I cannot find anyone selling crucial,  corsair or kingston seem to be the brand most readily available.

 

Thanks


Hi,

According to this:

http://apcmag.com/notebookhunter/deals/hp-pavilion-dv6-3030tx-core-i5-allrounder-notebook.htm

Core i5-540M is installed in the laptop.

http://ark.intel.com/products/43544/Intel-Core-i5-540M-Processor-3M-Cache-2_53-GHz

As you may see the CPU doesn't support 1333MHz memory so you need some 1066MHz ones.

http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c02657339.pdf

From the Service Guide:

DDR3/1333-MHz and DDR3/1066-MHz (only computer models equipped with the Intel
Core i7-840QM 1.86 GHz processor, the Intel Core i7-820QM 1.73GHz processor, the
Intel Core i7-740QM 1.73 GHz processor, and the Intel Core i7-720QM 1.6 GHz
processor run at DDR3/1333-MHz; all other computer models run at DDR3/1066-MHz)

Corsair is a top memory maker and I have these 1333Mhz modules myself (plus a SSD).:)

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Re: Memory Compatibility for HP Pavilion dv6 3030tx (WX050PA)

[ Edited ]

Hi pepe999,

Firstly thanks for the repsonse. You have touched on most of the points that I covered over on the corsair forum post including the same section from the dv6 manual regarding the maximum memory speed 533Mhz/1066Hhz for a core i5-540m based computer.

My understanding however is that memory has SPD profiles and even though my computer could not run the full 1333Mhz, that the memory would clock down to run at the 1066Mhz, which would also change from the 9-9-9-24 CAS timings to the 7-7-7-20 timings similar to the existing 2GB samsung sticks that came with my machine, see screen shot.


Is this correct or are you suggesting my mother board will just not run the Ram? (Note the BIOS was showing 8GB memory so it could at least reference it)

 



Could you post a Cpu-Z screen shot of the memory profiles from your memory, I could never get that far ;-)

So, I suppose my question still stands, what is the best replacement memory for my laptop?

If not the specific model, then the required specs?
I was concerned about the crucial memory search found a replacement that ran at 1.35v whilst the existing memory runs at 1.5v?

Thanks
P.S. Santa is bringing me a Samsung 830 256GB SSD :-)

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Message 4 of 7 (4,276 Views)

Re: Memory Compatibility for HP Pavilion dv6 3030tx (WX050PA)

In my opinion the CPU works at 800MHz and that's why you can use 1066MHz modules (downclock to 800MHz). My Core i7-720QM supports 1066MHz and 1333MHz memory so I think that the CPU works at 1066MHz and 1333MHz modules will downclock to 1066MHz. There is always even some BIOS settings about the memory etc.

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Message 5 of 7 (4,260 Views)

Re: Memory Compatibility for HP Pavilion dv6 3030tx (WX050PA)

Hi,

 

RAM guy on the corsair forum has explained that motherboards with an Intel HM55 chipset can only use memory packaged with 256x8 memory IC's, and some of the later memory runs with 512x8.

 

So the memory was correct for my computer as far as CAS latency etc, but the problem is that the HP Paviliton dv6 3030tx runs the Intel HM55 southbridge chipset and this limits the memory that will work with this Notebook.

 

Although a little expensive I have managed to find 8GB (2x4GB) from an australian RAM supplier.

http://www.ramcity.com.au/buy/ramcity-8gb-unbuffered-204-pin-so-dimm-kit-2x-4gb/2xCPP

 

I have ordered and I will update this post with the results once they arrive.

 

Cheers

 

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Re: Memory Compatibility for HP Pavilion dv6 3030tx (WX050PA)

Don't forget that the BIOS might be configured to accept only 800 or 1066MHz modules. It means that any 1333MHz modules won't work anyway. 

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Re: Memory Compatibility for HP Pavilion dv6 3030tx (WX050PA)

Hi,

 

Final update. The RAM City spec'd ram as provided on the link in my prior post arrived and successfully runs in my laptop.

 

The memory in question was actually - Super Talent W1066SB4GM DDR3-1066 4G/256x8, just rebranded and sold here in australia.

 

The issue was correctly identified as the requirement for the memory to be 256M x 8.

 

I could have got faster 1333Mhz memory and as long as it ran the smaller memory chips I assume it would have worked correctly.

 

Cheers

 

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