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Can I upgrade Memory on hp xh675?


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#1 aastew

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Posted 27 September 2009 - 04:14 PM

I have hp pavilion xh675.

Windows XP Pro SP2
mobile AMD Athlon Processor 1.20 GHz, 512 MB RAM
30GB Hard Drive

I would like to run Visual Web Developer with MSDN installed also. My questions are:
Since VWD suggests 256 MB RAM, and I only have 512 MB (and XP is using part of that), is it possible to buy more RAM memory and install it on the laptop?
Is 30 GB Hard Drive big enough for projects? Is it possible to buy more memory and install it on the laptop?
I see articles about clocking to help processor speed - is this an option.

I am software literate, but not quite so with the hardware.

thanks for any help/suggestions you may have

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Posted 27 September 2009 - 04:25 PM

As far as what I've found, is that you cannot upgrade your memory.

Standard Memory 512 MB
Maximum Memory 512 MB

Also a 30GB hard drive is not that large. Furthermore 512MB of memory is the recommended minimum for running XP with any sort of speed. Any sort of RAM intensive application on top of XP and it will slow to a crawl. IMHO it looks like it's time for a new machine if you want to run these applications.

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Posted 27 September 2009 - 04:53 PM

I see articles about clocking to help processor speed - is this an option. [

No, not an option
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#4 aastew

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Posted 27 September 2009 - 04:55 PM

thank you all - that's what i was afraid of. time for a new machine.

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Posted 06 October 2009 - 02:58 AM

512MB of memory is the recommended minimum for running XP with any sort of speed. Any sort of RAM intensive application on top of XP and it will slow down when you are operating.




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