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whats my limit on memory for this pc, hp pavilion 7935


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#1 cpunoob

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Posted 13 July 2015 - 03:27 PM

its a hp pavilion 7935

 

ive seen some pages and ive read that total is 1gb

i checked bios and i saw no limit number above my memory info which is

-installed 640mb/100mhz

-memory bank 0 - 512sdram

-memory bank 1 - 128sdram

and my processor

-1300mhz/200mhz 256kb cache ram

 

i have read that my 32bit win xp only goes up to like 4 gigs memory acceptance or something.

i didnt know that the machine could only handle so much

 

what would be my best option for this thing

 

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/product?cc=us&dlc=en&lc=en&product=62755



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Posted 13 July 2015 - 05:18 PM

That's a pretty old piece of tech. The max RAM is 2x512mbs. You'd be better served by taking your money & putting it towards a newer system.


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Posted 14 July 2015 - 10:28 AM

whats my max on mhz for the speed of the memory?

 

i just want to give it a little performance kick

 

i know it wont cost me 20bucks here :bubbles:



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Posted 14 July 2015 - 10:34 AM

its a hp pavilion 7935

 

ive seen some pages and ive read that total is 1gb

i checked bios and i saw no limit number above my memory info which is

-installed 640mb/100mhz

-memory bank 0 - 512sdram

-memory bank 1 - 128sdram

and my processor

-1300mhz/200mhz 256kb cache ram

 

i have read that my 32bit win xp only goes up to like 4 gigs memory acceptance or something.

i didnt know that the machine could only handle so much

 

what would be my best option for this thing

 

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/product?cc=us&dlc=en&lc=en&product=62755

 

CPUNoob,

 

If you had followed the links from that link you had provided, you would have found this:

 

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=bph07292&tmp_task=prodinfoCategory&cc=us&dlc=en&lc=en&product=62755

 

That page clearly shows the maximum speed of the RAM modules.

 

It's 133 MHz. Also known as PC-133



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Posted 14 July 2015 - 01:03 PM

k i see

says recommended max, what happens if i put a bit more?

 

i didnt understand the congo and santafe thing. :grinner: 

 

so if i added two 512mb at 133, i would gain some speed?

 

 

can u guys recommend some nice cheap ram :grinner:



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Posted 14 July 2015 - 01:29 PM

Honestly ... .you would not gain much.  Is this computer in some way required for legacy?  Really I think it should be retired and you should simply upgrade to a new rig.  (why baking soda on a forest fire..)  You can get a dell machine that will run circles around that for 430.00 (not the best pc but since your obviously trying to save money...)



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Posted 14 July 2015 - 03:27 PM

Honestly ... .you would not gain much.  Is this computer in some way required for legacy?  Really I think it should be retired and you should simply upgrade to a new rig.  (why baking soda on a forest fire..)  You can get a dell machine that will run circles around that for 430.00 (not the best pc but since your obviously trying to save money...)

 

YeahBleeping,

 

I do agree with your 100%, but... 

 

For whatever reason, the original poster wants to upgrade the RAM thinking he would get a better machine out of it, which you have stated, it won't help much.

 

Sighs... 



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Posted 14 July 2015 - 04:32 PM

 

so if i added two 512mb at 133, i would gain some speed?

 

You only need to replace one stick as you already have a 512mb stick installed. Pull the 512 stick & see if it has a label on it that shows either PC133 or PC100. Purchase a stick that matches it speed wise. Install it, replacing the 128mb stick. It would also be helpful If you can acquire a stick of the same brand. You then wouldn't have to concern your self with compatibility. Some of those older machines were pretty fussy when it came to certain brands of RAM. Some brands worked, others wouldn't. You can mix PC100 & PC133 RAM but the machine will default to the lower speed RAM module you have installed.

Realistically you are only going to gain 384 MB RAM over the 640 installed. As pointed out any speed/performance increase would be negligible. Also keep in mind, unless you have a dedicated video card installed, that a small portion of the RAM will be allocated to video memory.

 

Sources for RAM would be Newegg [new], Amazon, eBay, local electronics recyclers etc. Purchasing from a local recycler would allow you a quick exchange if the RAM wasn't compatible. I wouldn't be surprised if you could get it for free. Pay attention if you order RAM. You want Desktop not Laptop RAM. Google PC133 RAM.

 

Identify RAM: http://www.simmtester.com/page/news/showpubnews.asp?num=45

 

Good Luck!

 


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Posted 14 July 2015 - 07:16 PM

Time for another box with more zip!  You can find some pretty nice deals on refurbed units, cruise Ebay buy only from sellers rated at least 99.5%  


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Posted 17 July 2015 - 01:23 AM

:crazy:

this was my very first new machine

 

back when i bought it, it must have been for around 800 bucks

no monitor, that old monitor i had flashed right in my face like one of those bleep light bulbs that burns out

scared the bleep out of me, happened at night, just went ZOMP!!! smelled nice afterwards

 

looked at prices for some models and saw duel cores for under 300 bucks with 4 gigs ram

my how prices have dropped :grinner:

 

gonna look around for a nice new cheap one lol



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Posted 17 July 2015 - 02:05 AM

 

back when i bought it, it must have been for around 800 bucks

 

 I remember what my first true PC set me back. It was a custom build & I was fat with bucks. Built on a Soyo MB with a massive 8GB Fujitsu HD, an AMD 350 CPU along with a Radeon all in wonder pro video card. Seems I had 512 mb of RAM. I also splurged on a killer 19 inch CRT that weighed in close to an Abrams tank. Windows 98SE, dialup through Earthlink. Needless to say it was a tad bit more than 8 Benjamin's in those days. When I look at what that money buys today.......

 

Good decision on checking out newer gear. Spend a bit of time reading reviews before you lay down that hard earned green.   


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