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HP HPE170t RAM upgrade with MS-7613 Iona-GL8E MOBO (14gb?)

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I have an HP HPE170t tower (win 7 pro 64) with 12Gb ram in it right now.  The mobo is a MS-7613 (Iona-GL8E).  It is currently configured with 2x4gb +2x2gb to get a total of 12gb RAM from the factory.


Here are the mobo specs from HP:



Here are the factory configurable ram options from HP:

  • 6 GB (3 x 2 GB) DDR3 PC3-10600
  • 8 GB (4 x 2 GB) DDR3 PC3-10600
  • 12 GB (2 x 4 GB, 2 x 2 GB) DDR3 PC3-10600 <---This is what I have right now.
  • 16 GB (4 x 4 GB) DDR3 PC3-10600

I have an extra stick of 4gb DDR3 (Samsung 1Rx8 PC3-12800U-11-13-A1) that I'd like to use to give me a slight bump to 14gb if possible.  Will this work?  The config would be 3x4gb + 1x2gb.  Which slot should have the 2gb stick?  The particular part number on my spare 4gb stick is M378B5173DB0-CK0 


Thanks for your input!

Edited by zfastss, 29 March 2015 - 03:38 PM.

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Only RAM purchased in kit form is guaranteed to be compatible, adding to existing RAM, even with the same specs from the same manufacturer may have issues.   

Adding a single stick in a dual channel slot will make it run in single channel mode, a slight performance hit. 

Mixing RAM at different speeds, all RAM, by default,will run at the lowest common speed available to all RAM.


If your existing RAM has a different CL and/or voltage from the Samsung  Single RankCL 11, 1.5V, You are likely to have lots of problems.

There would be no discernible every day performance between 12GB and 14GB.

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