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RAM Compatibility for workstation

Discussion in 'Building a new PC' started by tkchi3, Mar 6, 2012.

  1. tkchi3

    tkchi3 Member

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    Hi, hope someone can help.

    I have a HP Z400 workstation - 4 Dimm slots, currently using 2x2G ram. I'd like to upgrade to 8G and I'm confused by RAM compatibility. According to HP manual I require ECC Unbuffered RAM. That's easy enough.

    I've looked up Kingston and this is the list of compatible RAM they list for my workstation.
    http://www.kingston.com/us/memory/search?DeviceType=1&Mfr=HEW&Line=Workstation&Model=55069
    I've found a site in the UK that sells a compatible single 4G stick for 31 pounds.
    http://www.ebuyer.com/244940-kingston-memory-4-gb-dimm-240-pin-ddr3-kth-pl313e-4g

    I've also found this set of 2 x 4G Kingston Ram but it is cheaper. The only thing is, this set was not on the compatible list and is a different part number.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820139262

    However, specwise, I don't see any difference other than the more expensive one is system specific and the cheaper one has thermal sensor. They are both ECC unbuffered DDR 3 1333 (PC3 10600) Ram, CL9 1.5V. Is this RAM compatible with my workstation? Or should I stick with what is recommended?
     
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  2. smoggie66

    smoggie66 Regular member

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    ye they should be fine just out of intrest tho are you using 64 bit os if not it wouldnt be worth updating because windows wont reconise it
     
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  3. tkchi3

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    Thanks. Yes, its XP 64 bit.
     
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