Question Intel Core i3 380m ram compatibility

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The laptop is HP 630.
Currently i have 2gb DDR3 1333mhz ram in it(although on intel webpage they say the processor supports 866/1066mhz ram, i guess it is forward compatible if voltages are the same and bios has an instruction), the second ram slot is empty. Also I have two sodimm 1600 mhz 4gb ddr3L ram modules from two other laptops(i dont know how to check the timings, is it a problem if they are different?).
I tried different configurations(plug in both rams, and each of them separately for all three of modules listed below), and windows either blueescreens(with "bad pool header" message) or constantly reboots(wih an exception of the initial 2gb ram i mentioned first).
I downloaded the latest version of BIOS i could find on official HP webpage, but even it's latest version offers no advanced ram settings, only boot order, virtualization setting and simple hardware info.
Is there anything i can do to make it work?
Why does 1333mhz module works fine but 1600 mhz one doesnt?
Is it because motherboard doesnt know how to operate at different voltage?

TL;DR
Is 1600mhz ddr3L ram compatible with intel core i3 380m?(sodimm one, ofc)
 
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One is ADATA 4GB 1Rx8 PC3L-12800S-11 DDR3L 1600 CL11
AM1L6BC4R1-B1PS

And the other is SAMSUNG 4GB 1Rx8 PC3L -12800S 11-13-B4
M471B5173QHO-YKO
 
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Also i saw people recommend to try reset the bios after installing new ram, seems like doesnt work. Maybe resetting the cmos battery can help? I also saw someone recommend that but the case was not 100% identical to mine
 
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