Question Newbie trying to upgrade RAM

Aug 6, 2022
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I was gifted two 16GB sticks of RAM to upgrade my HP Victus Laptop 16-d0xxx. After I installed the new RAM, the laptop turns on but the screen remains black. I don't know whether the new RAM Is compatible--I honestly figured it would work if it plugged in (newbie, I know)

The upgrades sticks are PNY DDR4 2666MHz

Any idea if I'm doing something wrong? If the sticks aren't compatible, what are some recommendations? I use the laptop for some casual gaming and school work.

Thank you.
 
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If it is 1.2V ram it should work. What the the specs of the ram? little white sticker on it usually.
 
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Yes, and though it took a moment to finally show the display, it's back on and working again
If its working seems like this bios was just trying to figure out the speed I would assume at this point you will be good to go.
 
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Well, the originals took a bit to resolve the screen. The new PNY didn't do anything, but maybe I didn't give them long enough?
Sorry I misunderstood. I would install the pny sticks and give them at least a few minutes. If that doesn't work since they are compatible with that laptop I would say one of the sticks is bad, or both but unlikely. Ram has a life time warranty generally if you have a receipt from the person you got it from. I would try one stick at a time in slot A to see if one is bad after the other things listed above.
 
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Sorry I misunderstood. I would install the pny sticks and give them at least a few minutes. If that doesn't work since they are compatible with that laptop I would say one of the sticks is bad, or both but unlikely. Ram has a life time warranty generally if you have a receipt from the person you got it from. I would try one stick at a time in slot A to see if one is bad after the other things listed above.
Thanks, I'll try a reinstall tomorrow morning. If my current RAM is 3200MHz and these are < 3200MHz, will I see a reduction in performance? Or would it still be better since it's more RAM (32GB) than the current (8GB)?
 
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Thanks, I'll try a reinstall tomorrow morning. If my current RAM is 3200MHz and these are < 3200MHz, will I see a reduction in performance? Or would it still be better since it's more RAM (32GB) than the current (8GB)?
I would choose 32gb 2666 over 8gb of 3200 yes small hit in performance but offset by more ram.
 
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Aug 6, 2022
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Sorry I misunderstood. I would install the pny sticks and give them at least a few minutes. If that doesn't work since they are compatible with that laptop I would say one of the sticks is bad, or both but unlikely. Ram has a life time warranty generally if you have a receipt from the person you got it from. I would try one stick at a time in slot A to see if one is bad after the other things listed above.
Happy to report that after waiting around 3 minutes, the laptop booted up--I'm on it right now. Thanks for all your help! I had no idea it could take that long for the BIOS to resolve the new sticks.
 
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