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Check how many slots you do have.
Get whatever you like but be sure that your ram is coming from the same manufacturer otherwise your other stick might not work with the other.
James

According to most of the sites I went to (like the one below) it states that it is expandable up to 2 gigs...I believe that means there's only two slots..Installed memory 512mb

website-http://www.dealtime.com/xPF-Hewlett-Packard-Pavilion-Desktop-with-AMD-Athlon-XP-Processor-3000-a420n


Somewhere I saw something about going into bio's and it telling you what memory, and how many slots and what not....If you tell me how to enter bio's I'll do it...

I think it was hit F1 while booting up but I'd like to be sure...thanks
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http://www.majorgeek...wnload4181.html
Open it, click motherboard and then tell me the motherboards name.
James

P.S. who knows you could have four with each slot only being able to support a maximum of 512mb

Edited by james_8970, 07 April 2007 - 08:00 PM.

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http://www.majorgeek...wnload4181.html
Open it, click motherboard and then tell me the motherboards name.
James

P.S. who knows you could have four with each slot only being able to support a maximum of 512mb


Alright the motherboards name is -
Asus A78X-LA (Kamet2)


This program is pretty cool, I always wondered what parts I had in my comp...


Motherboard Physical Info-

CPU Sockets/Slots 1 Socket 462
Expansion Slots 3 PCI, 1 AGP
RAM Slots 2 DDR DIMM

^^^Thought maybe you'd want that info too....
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uhhh :whistling:
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Sorry about that, didn't have much time lately and when I didn't I wasn't coming up with anything. Now I have found something.

You have two slots
it supports 184-pin DDR PC2700/2100/1600 non-ECC DDR SDRAM memory

http://www.elhvb.com...met2_manual.pdf

Scroll down the the memory section.

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Sorry about that, didn't have much time lately and when I didn't I wasn't coming up with anything. Now I have found something.

You have two slots
it supports 184-pin DDR PC2700/2100/1600 non-ECC DDR SDRAM memory

http://www.elhvb.com...met2_manual.pdf

Scroll down the the memory section.

James


ok...
So wait
That means that both my slots are filled or can't you tell...
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I can't think of a program that'll show it, can you just open your case?
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It is very easy to tell, just remove the cover of your PC and look inside. Sorry but I'm kind of getting pissed of getting emails everyday saying someone has replied to this topic.
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It is very easy to tell, just remove the cover of your PC and look inside. Sorry but I'm kind of getting pissed of getting emails everyday saying someone has replied to this topic.



Alright thanks I'll open it up tonite...

Um sry about the E-mails??
I'm not sending them :whistling:

Edited by Caffiene_Powered, 14 April 2007 - 11:08 PM.

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Alright I did what you said and opened up my comp and once I shoveled threw the mounds of dust (figuratively speaking) I was surprised.. Turns out I have one stick of 512 in there...

I was almost 90% sure I had 2 sticks of 256....

as far as upgrading, I can't really decide between just throwing another 512 stick in the computer, or going all out and getting a gig....

A gig sounds great and all but is there really going to be a big enough difference between 1024 mb and 1.5gb ??

Edited by Caffiene_Powered, 15 April 2007 - 12:45 AM.

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You will see a difference in performance, but remember the new ram that you get will run the speed of the old 512mb one. That is if you put both of them together. And about the email thing sorry I guess I woke up from the wrong side of the bed. That is an expression we use here in our house.

Edited by SOORENA, 15 April 2007 - 08:43 AM.

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Be carful though, you must buy from the same company, failure to do so may result in blue screens. To find out this information run the same program that I told you to before (everest) and click motherboard then SPD. From there look at the module name and the memory speed and please post it.

Soorena, you can unsubscribe from a topic once if you go underneath your control panel.

James :whistling:

Edited by james_8970, 15 April 2007 - 11:39 AM.

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I don't think that this is a brand name...

Module Name: Micron Tech. 16VDDT6464AG-335C4

Memory Speed: PC2700 (166 MHz)





You will see a difference in performance, but remember the new ram that you get will run the speed of the old 512mb one. That is if you put both of them together. And about the email thing sorry I guess I woke up from the wrong side of the bed. That is an expression we use here in our house.

No its fine, I understand being in a bad mood everyone gets that way...

I'm just trying not to tick off the people that are trying to help me

Edited by Caffiene_Powered, 15 April 2007 - 03:29 PM.

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It seems they have joined with Crucial,

Go onto this page,
http://www.crucial.c...i...HP - Compaq
And scan your computer for what ram is best for you.

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It seems they have joined with Crucial,

Go onto this page,
http://www.crucial.c...i...HP - Compaq
And scan your computer for what ram is best for you.

James

Thanks for the link...
I'll get back to you :whistling:

EDIT:

It didn't scan my comp (I'll go back and re-check for the scan)
but I did locate the series I have and checked the ram

http://www.crucial.c...=Pavilion a420n

Edited by Caffiene_Powered, 15 April 2007 - 07:57 PM.

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