HP Compaq 8200 Elite SFF max RAM specs supported?

  1. Posts : 191
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    HP Compaq 8200 Elite SFF max RAM specs supported?

    Hi, I want to upgrade the RAM of my HP Compaq 8200 Elite SFF, but I'm quite confused about the maximum specs of RAM that it supports. According to the manual:
    CAUTION:This product DOES NOT support DDR3 Ultra Low Voltage (DDR3U) memory. Theprocessor is not compatible with DDR3U memory and if you plug DDR3U memory into the systemboard, it can cause the physical damage to the DIMM or invoke system malfunction.
    For proper system operation, the DDR3-SDRAM DIMMs must be:
    industry-standard 240-pin
    unbuffered non-ECC PC3-8500 DDR3-1066 MHz-compliant or PC3-10600 DDR3-1333 MHz-compliant
    1.5 volt DDR3-SDRAM DIMMs
    The DDR3-SDRAM DIMMs must also:
    support CAS latency 7 DDR3 1066 MHz (7-7-7 timing) and CAS latency 9 DDR3 1333 MHz(9-9-9 timing)
    contain the mandatory JEDEC SPD information
    In addition, the computer supports:
    512-Mbit, 1-Gbit, and 2-Gbit non-ECC memory technologies
    single-sided and double-sided DIMMs
    DIMMs constructed with x8 and x16 DDR devices; DIMMs constructed with x4 SDRAM are notsupported
    NOTE:The system will not operate properly if you install unsupported DIMMs.
    Populating DIMM Sockets
    There are four DIMM sockets on the system board, with two sockets per channel. The sockets are labeled DIMM1, DIMM2, DIMM3, and DIMM4. Sockets DIMM1 and DIMM2 operate in memory channel B. Sockets DIMM3 and DIMM4 operate in memory channel A.
    The system will automatically operate in single channel mode, dual channel mode, or flex mode,depending on how the DIMMs are installed.
    The system will operate in single channel mode if the DIMM sockets are populated in onechannel only.
    The system will operate in a higher-performing dual channel mode if the total memory capacityof the DIMMs in Channel A is equal to the total memory capacity of the DIMMs in Channel B.The technology and device width can vary between the channels. For example, if Channel A ispopulated with two 1-GB DIMMs and Channel B is populated with one 2-GB DIMM, the systemwill operate in dual channel mode.
    The system will operate in flex mode if the total memory capacity of the DIMMs in Channel A isnot equal to the total memory capacity of the DIMMs in Channel B. In flex mode, the channelpopulated with the least amount of memory describes the total amount of memory assigned todual channel and the remainder is assigned to single channel. For optimal speed, the channelsshould be balanced so that the largest amount of memory is spread between the two channels.If one channel will have more memory than the other, the larger amount should be assigned toChannel A. For example, if you are populating the sockets with one 2-GB DIMM, and three 1-GBMemory DIMMs, Channel A should be populated with the 2-GB DIMM and one 1-GB DIMM, and ChannelB should be populated with the other two 1-GB DIMMs. With this configuration, 4-GB will run asdual channel and 1-GB will run as single channel.
    In any mode, the maximum operational speed is determined by the slowest DIMM in the system.
    It only supports PC3-10600 DDR3-1333 MHz maximum, but then I've read in the forums that you can totally plug in 12800 RAM. I don't know if by "maximum" it means that it is compatible with higher specs RAM but that they will work at maximum supported, it if directly if you plug in anything higher in specs it will not work at all.

    I also don't know what's the maximum amount of RAM per slot. Can I plug in 2x8GB RAM?
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  2. Posts : 27,173
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    Crucial reports it supports max 4GB per slot, 4 slots.
    They (Crucial) are usually very good at it. You can't always trust data in Manuals, as they are printed before latest BIOS and RAM modules are introduced.

    You can also trust forums, ...mostly.

    Crucial - compatible upgrade for HP Elite 8200 SFF

    Now.. users in HP forums report that 8 GB modules are working fine
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  3. Posts : 191
    Windows 10 Home
    Thread Starter

    Wow, thanks!

    One thing is being compatible, and another if you are using fully what you install. Where can I find the maximum specs of a RAM that the HP can can handle?

    I can put some 1600, but if they are going to function at 1333, then I wasted some money. I'm using the latest BIOS, 2.33 I believe.
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