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Which Memory To Install?


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#1 j54ams

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Posted 19 February 2008 - 08:55 AM

I want to add memory to my daughter's HP Compaq Presario v5000z, product number ES188AV. It currently has 2-256 sticks, which I want to replace with 2-1G sticks. I looked on the HP website in the User Manual which stated I could use PC2-5300 and PC2-4200. I also checked Crucial.com and it recommended DDR PC-3200. What I want to install is 2 - 1 GB PC4200 pc2-4200 DDR2 533 Mhz sodimm. Will this be compatible?
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Posted 19 February 2008 - 09:20 AM

something is bad wrong somewhere, those 2 different memories are ddr1 and ddr2?


200-pin SODIMMs are used to provide DDR and DDR2 SDRAM memory for notebook computers. 200-pin SODIMMs are available in PC2700 DDR SDRAM, PC3200 DDR SDRAM, DDR2 PC2-6400 SDRAM, DDR2 PC2-5300 SDRAM, DDR2 PC2-4200 SDRAM and DDR2 PC2-3200 SDRAM. To use DDR or DDR2 memory, your system motherboard must have 200-pin SODIMM slots and a DDR- or DDR2-enabled chipset. A DDR or DDR2 SODIMM will not fit into a standard SDRAM SODIMM socket. (Information about which memory technology your system uses is included in the Crucial Memory Advisorô tool.)


I went to about 5 places they all show ddr 1

could you give a link where hp says that you could use ddr2?

Edited by DaChew, 19 February 2008 - 09:21 AM.

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Posted 19 February 2008 - 09:25 AM

The User Manual on HP website is in PDF form. I had to fill in all the information on the notebook to get to it. It is confusing to me which memory I'm supposed to use. That's why I'm asking for help from someone who knows more than I! Went back to it and here is the link.
http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c00681607.pdf

Edited by j54ams, 19 February 2008 - 09:47 AM.


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Posted 19 February 2008 - 09:47 AM

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/product...amp;y=9&x=9

that product number leads here

which is a dead end, they have used so many types of motherboards they don't even know what's in your computer?


let's find out what you have in there now and go from there?

everest home free

http://www.majorgeeks.com/download4181.html

or cpu-z

did you try the online scanner at crucial?
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Posted 19 February 2008 - 09:54 AM

Appears to take DDR, not DDR2.

http://reviews.cnet.com/laptops/hp-compaq-...04.html?tag=sub

Crucial wins again :thumbsup:.

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Posted 19 February 2008 - 09:55 AM

Yes, I tried crucial.com, that's where I got the DDR PC-3200. I'm shutting down the laptop as we speak to take out the memory stick and check what is on that. Will that help? I'll do the other stuff when I get it up again.

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Posted 19 February 2008 - 10:10 AM

Thanks, everyone. Now I know I need DDR. The number, ex. 3200, 4200 etc. is the speed right? And I can use any of them as long as both sticks are the same? I can use 2 different but the lower speed will prevail, is this correct?

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Posted 19 February 2008 - 10:20 AM

that's pretty much it, good work tho
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Posted 19 February 2008 - 10:29 AM

Thanks, Chewy!!!

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Posted 19 February 2008 - 02:08 PM

You have a laptop, so you need a SODIMM...which looks completely different from a RAM module which fits into a desktop.

As long as you get a SODIMM with PC3200 (also known as DDR400), you will be fine. 2GB max, per the specs I linked to.

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Posted 19 February 2008 - 02:28 PM

I just ordered Crucial 1GB 200-Pin DDR SO-DIMM DDR 333 (PC 2700) Laptop Memory Model CT12864X335. This WILL work, won't it?

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Posted 19 February 2008 - 03:30 PM

newegg 60$ should work

most links had the 333 listed for your laptop
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Posted 19 February 2008 - 03:34 PM

Yes, it will.

As long as that SODIMM is DDR (rather than DDR2), it will work in your system.

You have 1 DDR400/PC 3200 module installed, add the DDR333/PC 2700 and the system will run the RAM at the lower speed (PC 2700).

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Posted 19 February 2008 - 03:38 PM

It currently has 2-256 sticks,


if they are pc 3200 they would be cas 3

the pc 2700 will be cas 2.5
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Posted 19 February 2008 - 03:42 PM

Thanks guys! newegg.com was where I ordered it from. I plan to leave on of the 256 sticks installed along with the added new 1G stick. They are both pc 2700 so that should work OK, right?




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