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old compaq presario - more ram?


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#1 danx55

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Posted 24 October 2009 - 07:25 AM

hi,

ive got a pretty old compaq running XP professional but it is a bit slow s you might expect :thumbsup:

i upgraded the original ram to 512 but was thinking about going to 1mb

questions:
1.will the pc take 1mb ram?
2.will it actually speed it up?
3.what ram will i need?

many thanks
dan

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#2 danx55

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Posted 24 October 2009 - 07:30 AM

its a 5000 series btw

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Posted 24 October 2009 - 08:59 AM

we need to know what mother board this computer has
and i think you mean 1gb not 1mb lol

to find out motherboard model
open the case and on the mother board it should be between the cpu and the pci/agp/pci ex

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Posted 24 October 2009 - 09:38 AM

a 5000 series will barely run 1GB ram because they usually only come with 2 slots.

Also, starcraft - Compaq didn't use a standard board, they used proprietary motherboards.
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Posted 24 October 2009 - 10:27 AM

http://h20180.www2.hp.com/apps/Nav?h_paget...ng=en&cc=us

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Posted 24 October 2009 - 02:08 PM

hi guys,

it seems like its got 1mb :D but yes i did mean 1gb :/ :D

bummer - so looks like i could be on for new pc then - it is probably well over due i guess :thumbsup:

thanks
dan




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