Question Intel Core i3 380m ram compatibility

Not open for further replies.
Apr 27, 2020
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?

Is 1600mhz ddr3L ram compatible with intel core i3 380m?(sodimm one, ofc)
Last edited:
Apr 27, 2020
One is ADATA 4GB 1Rx8 PC3L-12800S-11 DDR3L 1600 CL11

And the other is SAMSUNG 4GB 1Rx8 PC3L -12800S 11-13-B4
Last edited:
Apr 27, 2020
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
Last edited:
Not open for further replies.
Thread starter Similar threads Forum Replies Date
mizan.08 Laptop General Discussion 5
Awarr85 Laptop General Discussion 0
T Laptop General Discussion 2
A Laptop General Discussion 2
O Laptop General Discussion 6
gunnwolf Laptop General Discussion 0
scoulomb Laptop General Discussion 3
T Laptop General Discussion 4
mrmike16 Laptop General Discussion 2
MandingoSlayer Laptop General Discussion 0
Anna hita Laptop General Discussion 10
A Laptop General Discussion 2
R Laptop General Discussion 1
M Laptop General Discussion 4
K Laptop General Discussion 6
R Laptop General Discussion 4
B Laptop General Discussion 2
S Laptop General Discussion 8
G Laptop General Discussion 2
V Laptop General Discussion 4
Similar threads
Question Which laptop should I get between ThinkBook 14 G2 Intel i5 11 & ThinkBook 14 G3 AMD Ryzen 7 ?
Question Help choosing! Open Box Dell Inspiron 16 (16GB Ram/1T Mem/intel 12) OR New Lenovo Yoga 7i 16" (16GB Ram/512 Mem/intel 12)....
Question So many options! which do I choose for video editing and 3D modelling?
Question Can I upgrade the RAM on my Intel Celeron N3060 HP Stream Laptop?
Question Hp z book 17 g3 with intel core i7 6820hq with quadro m1000m vs hp z book 17 g3 with intel core i7 6700 hq with quadro m3000m
Discussion AMD vs Intel CPU on Work-Intensive Projects
Solved! [Buying advice] Should we in December 2021 consider buying a laptop with Intel UHD Graphics 620 integrated cards?
Question Buying advice - New Asus ProArt Intel vs. AMD?
Solved! Will 11th Gen Intel processors become cheaper with the release of the 12th Gen processors?
Question Dell G15 Ryzen edition or the newer Dell G15 SE with intel 11th Gen i7?
Solved! I have acer aspire 5332 intel core laptop ..they did not run any software like adobe ps illustrator I have window 10 64 bit ...please tell me solut
Question Intel HD 620 - Can't set 5120*1440@60Hz
Solved! Playing games at low quality graphic card
Solved! SSD for Pavillion 15-cs0053cl i5 8th generation
What is the last generation of laptop Intel CPU series that is compatible with PGA sockets ?
Can anyone please guide me what games are compatible with Lenovo g580 i5 3rd gen Nvidia 610m. Laptop ram is 4 GB and with 500
Is this Acer laptop eGPU compatible?
best compatibility ?
Is my laptop compatible with sims 3
Compatiblity GS45 chipset