Question about HP Pavilion Desktop, 3.06GHz Intel Pentium 4 519J (PS568AA)
I need to upgrade RAM on this computer - since switching from XP to Windows 7, it's running considerably slower. Has 512 Mb but no one seems to have the required part or anything compatible to offer.
Posted by Anonymous on
512 is not enough to run Windows 7... but before buying RAM... do a search to see if the computer has the requirements see this
Then if it handles your gurantecomputer go to Crucial.com and it can tell you what to buy IF it can handle the machine.. the prices are fair and guranteed to work...
Posted on Dec 11, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: RAM Upgrade
There are a number of reasons why a computer will seem to run slow. Yes, a RAM upgrade may help but not necessarily.
Firstly, uninstall any software that is no longer required or not really needed. Next, go to Start\Run and type msconfig then Ok. Then click the Start up tab. This will show you all the programs that run as soon as you boot the computer. Many of them will be running all the time even though they are not being used and each one puts pressure on the RAM/CPU and uses resources. Uncheck all programs that are not required at start up. That means most of them, except antivirus software and other vital programs. Check online start up lists. They will tell you what to keep and what you can uncheck.
Next, do a full adware and spyware scan and delete everything that is found. As the hard drives are quite small by today's standards, use the disk defragmenter by going to Start\Programs\Accessories\System Tools\Disk Defragmenter and follow the instructions. That will tidy up the disc and the computer should help it to run better.
These are things that can easily be done before upgrading the RAM. If you do upgrade, it may not make any noticeable difference unless the new program they have installed is resource hungry. You can check your CPU usage by doing the following. Press CTRL+ALT DEL click Task Manager then click the Performance tab. The CPU usage will be seen on the top left. If it is above 60% the computer will be running too slow. The lower the percentage the faster your computer. If it is too high then a RAM upgrade may improve the speed.
Finally, make sure the upgrade is suitable. Not all computers will accept upgrades to 2GB. Visit this site >HERE< and run their scanner. It will tell you the best upgrades for the computers and will recommend the chipsets.
Hope this helps....
Posted on Mar 25, 2008
no u dont need it if u dont use a dial up connection, u can shut it down in the task manager just right click on it and shut it down than reboot your system and it should work fine
Posted on Dec 18, 2008
Yes Thomas, You can install a video card such as nvidia 9000 series.... That will definiely increase the performance of the computer.
Posted on Mar 20, 2009
SOURCE: Memory upgrade didn't work
sound like either the memory is incorrect or u may need to load the default settings in the BIOS
enter the BIOS / setup screen for the motherboard and see if the system shows the 2 gig installed
see the adding memory guide below and it will explain everything
Adding Memory Guide
see below for link
Posted on Feb 14, 2010
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