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HP, 4yr old pc, what is the max memory I can add?


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Jason B

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I want to add at least 2 gig of ram to my system. The system specs from hp's site was 1 gig max., see here:

http://h10025.www1.h...=reg_R1002_USEN

The motherboard specs say I can go to 2 gig, see here:

http://h10025.www1.h.../c00069442/loc:
1&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us#N872

Checking ram websites, they show I can do 2 gig, and go up to 3200 speed, since I have a 400mhz bus,

http://www.crucial.c...1450BFCA5CA7304

but the hp specs say 2700...

Any help would be appreciated
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3200 and 2700 are interchangeable form factors (i.e. they'll fit in the same slots) so 3200 will work in a system that originally had 2700....the ram will only move at the fastest speed allowed by the board...so your 3200 ram will run at 2700 speed if the system isn't really capable of running at 3200
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Thanks. Well, Crucial shows it can take 2 gig, PNY website says 1 gig... Hmm..
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Did you let Crucial do an automatic scan?
Try the scanner at www.4allmemory.com

How much memory is in the computer now?
Crucial did not show what you have existing?
How many sticks do you have now?

I would say try a 1gb in 1 slot and what you have existing in the other slot.
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Crucial says 2 gig max, see attachement, but 4allmemory says 1 gig.

I have two 512 sticks in it now, for a total of 1 gig.,

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I would say try a 1gb in 1 slot and what you have existing in the other slot


Put a 1gb in 1 slot and a 512kb in another. The differance can be a bios limitation.
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Not sure if this is going to help but HERE is the HP spec page for your system.
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Not sure if this is going to help but HERE is the HP spec page for your system.


Thanks. I've seen that page before, and then there is the motherboard specs for my PC here:

http://h10025.www1.h.../c00069442/loc:

Which show 2 gig... Hmm...
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My suggestion is to log into HP and use the service tag number to find out what exactly which MOBO you have and what the max memory is.
If oyu don't have the info then I would call them and see what they can tell you.
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I posted that link in my first post, on the motherboard info, here it is again:

http://h10025.www1.h...cname=c00069442

It shows 2 gig, but the issue here was, that HP shows specs from 2004 when it came out show 1 gig... see here:

http://h10025.www1.h...=reg_R1002_USEN

Check that link out and compare it to the other one.

Edited by Jason B, 10 November 2009 - 03:27 PM.

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Same board different info.
I just don't know which way to tell you to go.
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I already suggested to him to order a 1gb and use that and one of the 512kb. If the system sees the 1.5gb, then chances are good that if he orders another 1gb, then it will be seen.

There is really no other way to go do to the conflicting info.
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I agree as buying more could be a waste of money if it doesn't see the existing.
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