Question Laptop ram upgrade

Feb 17, 2019
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Hello,
Long time reader, first time poster. Just wanted some advice on upgrading my ram on my HP omen 15-ax210nr laptop. The specs for this machine list the ram as ddr4 at 2133mhz speed. I checked both system resource and through command prompt and they report the clock speed of the stock ram as being 2667mhz. Doing some research that appears to be an hp thing. So from my understanding i can get either a 2133mhz stick or 2666mhz stick and be fine either way? l can get the faster stick and itll run at the 2666 speed or the 2133mhz speed. Or I can get the 2133mhz stick and it'll overclock to the 2666mhz speed, is that correct? And is it ok if the ram chips are running at different speeds? Thank you for any information that you guys can provide!
 
Jan 29, 2019
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I checked both system resource and through command prompt and they report the clock speed of the stock ram as being 2667mhz. Doing some research that appears to be an hp thing. So from my understanding i can get either a 2133mhz stick or 2666mhz stick and be fine either way?
I've only seen the opposite, where people having 2400MHz or 2666MHz RAMs get their speeds downclocked to 2133MHz because HP (especially in laptops) doesn't want to you to overclock. So first I'd make sure (even more in your case) it's 2666 MHz from BIOS or CPU-Z. Because XMP needs to be enabled for this to happen.
l can get the faster stick and itll run at the 2666 speed or the 2133mhz speed. Or I can get the 2133mhz stick and it'll overclock to the 2666mhz speed, is that correct?
There's difference between native speed and OC speed. For example, if your mobo supports up to 2400MHz (non-OC) and 3200MHz (OC), then buying 3200MHz RAM will be automatically set to lower default speed (2400MHz in this case) unless you manually enable XMP through BIOS.
And is it ok if the ram chips are running at different speeds?
If I get your question right, then no...I don't think that's possible.
 

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