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Can I Get More Ram ?


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#1 socom 004

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Posted 20 December 2005 - 10:01 PM

I have a Compaq Presario SR1023WM. It has 248MB's of RAM. Can I upgrade the RAM ? What do I need to do if it is possible ? By the model I gave, can you tell me what card is needed if available for this system ? Thanks.
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Posted 20 December 2005 - 10:09 PM

According to the following Compaq document you can upgrade to 1024mb (1gb) with two 512mb RDRAM chips...

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/documen...ocname=bph03886

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Posted 21 December 2005 - 06:11 AM

My comp is a Compaq Presario SR1023WM. The other specs say: Celeron® CPU 2.7 GHz, 2.7 GHz, 248 MB of RAM. I looked at some memory cards and they mention speed and also # of pins. I guess the cpu 2.7 ghz is the processer speed. I don't know what the second 2.7 ghz represents. Do I need to look for cards that are 2.7 ghz and a certain number of pins? I'm not for sure where to find the # of pins. Sorry if this a stupid question, I thought I'd try asking though. I would like to add a 128 or 256 card. Thanks.
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Posted 21 December 2005 - 08:18 AM

I need you to go to the BIOS and there will be information about what type of ram you have. It will be RDRAM, SDRAM,DDR ram, RAMBUS. From what I see you have listed you will have either 1-256mb ram or 2-128mb ram, with 8mb dedicated to video. (248+8=256) Memory comes in sticks of 128, 256, and 512 mb. There are other sizes but this is what you need to know. I would recommend you go with another 256mb chip instead of 128mb. It's not that much more and in the future you may need the performance.
To get into the BIOS press the F10 key when your computer first comes on. It will then display at the bottom, ENTERING SETUP...... It that next screen you will see your ram listed. write down the specs. POST the results here and me or another member will advise you as to what kind of memory module you will need.
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Posted 21 December 2005 - 10:32 AM

When I hit F10 I seen ENTERING SETUP, but then it went to SYSTEM RESTORE. I probably did something wrong.
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Posted 21 December 2005 - 10:39 AM

When you computer first starts press ESC to remove the Compaq splash screen. It should have a message "Press F<n> to enter setup. Press the F key in the message. That should take you to the BIOS screen.
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Posted 21 December 2005 - 11:15 AM

Is this it?
Installed Memory: 256MB/PC2100
Memory Bank 1: 256MB/DDR SDRAM
Memory Bank 2: not installed
Core Version: V6.0
BIOS Revision 3.08 02/25/2004
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Posted 21 December 2005 - 01:22 PM

That's it. Look for PC2100 DDR Ram. You have one open slot. It is easy to put in. It will only go one way.
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Posted 21 December 2005 - 01:28 PM

This store has 256mb sticks for $20. In the search bar type in DDR..

http://stores.ebay.com/Ram-and-Dimm-for-puters
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Posted 21 December 2005 - 02:35 PM

acklan, thanks alot for the help. I found the cards on the site you recommended. I'm going with a 256MB.
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Posted 21 December 2005 - 09:23 PM

I'm glad to help.


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Posted 05 January 2006 - 10:40 PM

I finally added more RAM. I decided to go with the 512 MB stick. That was the 1st time I had the panel off of the computer. I just wanted to thank you for the help acklan.
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Posted 06 January 2006 - 07:34 AM

That's alright. I guess I'm like you. Interested in computers but not an expert. They sure are fun when you can work on all aspect of them.
While you were in there did you clean out the dust bunnies? Should do that once a year, twice a year if it's dusty where you are or you have pets.
Good job. :thumbsup:
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