16 GB max memory but only 4 slots with 2GB max

Kilobyte Kid

16 GB max memory but only 4 slots with 2GB max

Scan shows 16GB max memory but only 4 slots with 2GB max. How do I add the other 8GB

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Re: 16 GB max memory but only 4 slots with 2GB max

 

Hello timc,

 

If you could provide the make & model of your system or motherboard and the Scan ID we can look into this further for you.

 

Thanks

 

 

Maulmod, Crucial Moderator UK
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Kilobyte Kid

Re: 16 GB max memory but only 4 slots with 2GB max

It's a HP p6130y desktop.  Here is the info from the scan:

 

Scan Id: 754562B531D926C3

 

DDR2 PC2-6400

Memory Type:

DDR2 PC2-6400, DDR2 (non-ECC)

Maximum Memory: 16GB

Currently Installed Memory: 8GB

Total Memory Slots: 4

Available Memory Slots: 0

2GB

2GB

2GB

2GB

Each memory slot can hold DDR2 PC2-6400 with a maximum of 2GB per slot.*

*Not to exceed manufacturer supported memory

 

Thanks for the help!

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Re: 16 GB max memory but only 4 slots with 2GB max

 

Hi timc,

 

Thanks for providing this information.  I have checked your model on our database and can confirm it supports up to 16GB over four slots so 4GB modules can be installed to reach this.  I have also confirmed this on the HP website and as long as you have a 64-bit system it will support the full 16GB.

The message on our website regarding only 2GB supported per slot is incorrect- possibly because we may have previously listed this model as an 8GB maximum and it has now been updated without the messaging being removed. 

 

Unfortunately we don't actually provide the 4GB modules you would need for this system so you would need to source them elsewhere.  The spec you require is 4GB DDR2 240-PIN DIMM, Non-ECC Unbuffered, PC2-6400 (800MHz).  You would need to remove some (or all) of the original RAM to add these larger modules depending on how much you want to install.

 

I hope this helps and I'm sorry for any confusion!

 

Thanks

 

Maulmod, Crucial Moderator UK
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