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Compaq Presario SR1463CL - How do I speed it up?


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Plumpurple

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Hello,

Tom982 recommended that I visit this forum regarding my slow computer. Today, after several weeks of working with me over in the Malware forum, he has finally told me my computer is clean!!!!! Woohoo! The link is http://www.geekstogo...els-like-doing/

He recommends that I upgrade my RAM because I have less than 4% free. My computer is a Compaq Presario SR1463CL. I need help in figuring out what that is and how to install it. If there is anything else I can do to make it faster, please let me know.
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Hello Plumpurple

Please confirm if the computer at the attached link is the same model as yours http://h20000.www2.h...rodTypeId=12454

Tom982 is correct as in you would benefit from adding more Ram :thumbsup:

Use the Crucial system scanner tool to find the best recommended Ram for your system, no need to purchase from there, write down the details and shop around for the best deal http://www.crucial.c...ner/?click=true
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Hi Phillpower2,

Thank you for such a quick response. I'm 99% sure that the computer link you sent me is for the one I have. I just can't find the part number (PW520AA) that it speaks of. However, the rest of the description seems accurate.

I used the Crucial system scanner tool and it told me to buy either a DDR PC2700 2GB Kit (1GB X 2)or a DDR PC3200 2GB Kit (1GB x 2). In the computer link, it says Speed supported PC3200 MB/sec , so I'm going to purchase the DDR PC3200 off Amazon unless you tell me differently, so I'll be waiting to hear from you.
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Hi Plumpurple

Had a look online here in the UK http://www.amazon.co...n/dp/B0006TTDEO did you get the same suggestion for amazon USA.
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Hi Phillpower2,

I noticed that the Crucial brand is more expensive than others. I'm actually going to order this from Amazon: KOMPUTERBAY 2GB (2 x 1GB ) DDR DIMM (184 PIN) 400Mhz PC3200 CL 3.0 DESKTOP MEMORY http://www.amazon.co...A1C0E2G2LZFK00. In their Product Description, they say they only sell Grade-A brand name computer memory, they test every module, and they have a lifetime warranty. I want to take out the 512MB that is currently installed in my computer and put in two 1GBs.

Thanks for looking in to it. I'll get back to you once they arrive in the mail.
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Hi Plumpurple

Good price and reviews so as long as the specs match you have a good deal there.

As an asides, the price of Ram has increased lately but it is still the most cost affective improvement that you can make and I think that you will be pleasantly surprised at the difference in performance.
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Hi Phillpower2,

The 2GB's of RAM have finally arrived. Would you please tell me how to go about installing them into my computer?
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Hello Plumpurple

A tutorial to help you http://www.crucial.c...stall/dimm.aspx
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Thank you Phillpower2 for the tutorial link. I installed the 2 GB's and my computer is actually working! :)
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Hi Plumpurple,

Just popping in quickly :) It's great to hear your computer is up and running again! Is it performing a lot better now?

Tom
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Hi Tom!

Good to hear from you again. Yes, my computer is so much better! Before, I had to click a button, wait, walk away, and come back 10 mins later and click again. It's as good as new now. Thank you so much! :hug:
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