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NUC7I7BNH with HYPERX DDR4 RAM, is it possible in 2020? Do you guys know If I can run only one 16 gb memory?

I purchased a hyperx RAM 16 gb module model number HX424S14IB/16, but I just read that the model HX424S14IB/32 isn't compatible with my NUC7I7BNH. I guess they're talking about 2 x16GB hyperx 16 gb RAM modules at the same time.

 

Do you guys know If I can run only one 16 gb memory?

I have another 4GB Adata DDR4, 2400MHz but I doubt that I can run both memories at the same time.

I really appreciate any help. This is driving me nuts.

 

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In general, running a single DIMM will work just fine, but is not the most efficient setup as you are only making use of one memory channel (i.e. no opportunity for interleaving).

 

As for compatibility, according to everything I am reading, HX424S14IB/16 is a kit of two 8GB SODIMMs. Are you sure that your SODIMM has that part number? I am unsure if the problem with the HX424S14IB/32 occurs with a single SODIMM or just when two are used together. Regardless, give it a try and see if it works. It won't damage the NUC doing so.

 

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Yes I'm sure about the part number. It's a kit of one 16 GB SODIMM, here's the datasheet :https://www.kingston.com/datasheets/HX424S14IB_16.pdf

According to the compatibility list :

HyperX16GB 2400 MHz HX424S14IBK2/32 Incompatible

System may not boot, or may be instable with Kingston HX424S14IBK2/32 memory

 

So I'm not sure if they mean that two HX424S14IB/16 = HX424S14IB/32 and can't be used together, but a single one is fine.

 

Maybe I could try changing these settings on the BIOS:

Take a look at this site: https://www.legitreviews.com/intel-nuc-nuc5i5ryk-running-hyperx-impact-1600mhz-1866mhz-memory-review...

 

What do you think? The memory will arrive this week but I can't cancel the order unfortunately, so if it doesn't work with my NUC I'm gonna have to keep it.

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Okay there are two versions:

 

two 2G x 64-bit (16GB) DDR4-2400 CL14 SDRAM (unsupported)

https://www.kingston.com/dataSheets/HX424S14IBK2_32.pdf

 

two 1G x 64-bit (8GB) DDR4-2400 CL14 SDRAM

https://www.kingston.com/dataSheets/HX424S14IBK2_16.pdf 

 

The memory I bought:

a 2G x 64-bit (16GB) DDR4-2400 CL14 SDRAM

https://www.kingston.com/datasheets/HX424S14IB_16.pdf

 

I bought only one 16gb memory

 

 

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At this point, all you can do it try. If you fire it up and it seems to work, run something like MemTest86+ for 24 hours and see what happens. If it won't fire up, return it. There is nothing that cannot be returned.

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I appreciate your help... Yeah but they're telling me that if I open the box the memory cannot be returned.

 

Is there anything I can do within the BIOS itself to make it work if it doesn't boot up?

 

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Sorry, but not in this model NUC.

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I’m asking because I was reading that someone could do it with an older generation NUC.

 

those are the memory options that I see, they lowered the tcwl value if I’m not mistaken

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I understand. The problem is that the BN NUCs are not like​ other NUCs. The processors used ended up having a very limited - essentially only 2133GHz - frequency range that they could support.

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