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ddunlap

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I have an HP Pavillion Slimline s7600n PC. I have purchased more Ram but also need to upgrade the processor. Is it difficult and does it make sense to do? Are there any "external processor" add-ons available?
I am no techy but am a relentless researcher. Thank you in advance for your prompt response!
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iammykyl

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Gday ddunlap, Posted Image.

Upgrading RAM is the most effect to get better performance. Please give the details? have you installed it yet?

There are no external type processors.On the pages below there are other useful links to find out information and how to perform upgrades.

You will need to find out the specification for the CPU. On the link below, click on "Finding What Type of Processor Is Installed without Opening the Computer Case " > > http://h10025.www1.h...product=3245532

The link below lists the possible CPU upgrades,
> http://h10025.www1.h...product=3245532

Depending on what CPU you have installed, you will be able to determine whether it is worth upgrading or not.

Please let us know how you get on.
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ddunlap

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No I have not installed the new memory sticks yet. I know this is a newby question, but where are all my documents and folders and pictures stored? Are they on the memory sticks, in the motherboard?
I just want to make sure I do not lose any of this info before removing or replacing the Ram,
and again, Thank you so much!
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phillpower2

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Hello ddunlap

As iammykyl is presently offline I will answer your question for you as it will help you make progress more quickly on his return.

Data that is saved is kept on a storage device such as a HDD (hard drive).

RAM (random access memory) only stores information on a temporary basis, when a program is closed or the computer is turned off unexpectedly as two examples the information that the Ram was holding temporaily is lost, the crux of it is sending data from the Ram to the CPU (processor) is a lot faster than it being retrieved from the HDD and then sent to the CPU.

Fit your new Ram now and see the improvement it makes, to help you http://www.crucial.c...stall/dimm.aspx
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iammykyl

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Gday Phillpower2, thanks for you help.

Gday Diane.
Are you OK with the instructions from the link Phillpower2 gave you?
Not that I doubt your capabilities, but would like you to double check that you have purchased the correct RAM.


Go > http://www.crucial.com/uk/index.aspx Tick the agree box, download and run the tool. A report will be generated. Does the type recommended match the one you have purchased, if yes, go ahead and install. On the left side of the report page, there is also a link for a video on how to install RAM.



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phillpower2

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You are welcome Michael and I will leave the OP in your capable hands now :thumbsup:
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