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Yes you can use 2GB with the same type and specifications.

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A suggestion; download Belarc Advisor and run it. I see you have received advice already but running Belarc will give you an extremely detailed report on your system. One of these things is how much memory you have, which slots are in use and what kind of memory your machine can use to advantage.
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It's good to have a copy of the report Advisor generates as it can often help solve a myriad of problems and help you or a tech when working on your system.

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SOURCE: I installed 2 new banks of 512 MB RAM in my COMPAQ

Hello George,

It looks like one of your modules is either not seated correctly, the wrong type, or just bad.

Secondly, it is seeing one 512MB and the additional 32MB is no doubt being shared with the onboard video. (See this link: S3000NX Specs )

Try just installing 1 module at a time and see what results you get. If it boots up with one and not the other, 1 is bad or wrong type. If it boots up with either module, Comment back and we'll try to figure it out.

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Need help with downloading a sound driver for my compaq presario s 3000 nx it doesnt have one downloaded


download it from here ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp26001-26500/sp26412.exe

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I have a compaq presario cq60-215dx notebook pc, was wondering how do i go about upgrading the RAM?


I have checked the Compaq Presario CQ60-215DX Specification It Originally has 2GB Memory and supports upto 4GB RAM max. If you intend to upgrade the RAM, you can buy additional RAM and put them in you system. Here is the HP Guide to Replace RAM and How to Upgrade RAM Guide
Compaq Presario CQ60-215DX has two RAM slots for DDR-2 (533 or 667) Memory Modules. First you have to check that the RAM slot is available for additional RAM. I believe that it has two modules of 1GB each in both slots. So, you have to get two modules of RAM 2GB each to upgrade to 4GB (or one 2GB RAM module to upgrade to 3GB). Hence, it is recommended that you get 2GB replacement module for each 1GB module you have on you system from local laptop repair/ service center, which would be cost effective as existing 1GB RAM Modules would be useless for you upon upgrade.

Let me know if any further clarification/ assistance is required.

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Dec 31, 2010 | Compaq Presario Notebook

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I was given a presario S3000NX with all power supply cables unpluged. Have place for all but a 4-pin square connector. Any idea where it may go or is it needed?


1. for what you describe could be the sound card cable from the DVD or CD ROM
not sure without a physical look at the cable. there should be a black connector either at the
top corner of the mother board or by the pci slots that the connector is placed.
If you have a sound card mounted in a PCI slot then there is a connector on that board
for this cable.
I hope this helps. Have great day!

Oct 07, 2010 | HP Compaq Presario S3000nx (DC475A#ABA) PC...

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I installed 2 new banks of 512 MB RAM in my COMPAQ PRESARIO S3000NX. The COMPUTER PROPERTIES SHOW INSTALLED RAM TO BE 480 MB ( Not 1GB as I expected) Why is this happening? George McGeachie...


Your bios may need to be flashed so your motherboard with recognize the ram. It also may be fixed by adjusting the speed of the ram in your bios settings. Be carefull and read about doing both of these procedured in your mainboard manual( should be able to get a manual from the compaq site if you do not have one).You can mess up your computer real good if things are set or flashed wrong. Good Luck

Nov 22, 2009 | HP Compaq Presario S3000nx (DC475A#ABA) PC...

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Just tried running restore and now have blue screen


Compaq are a bit fussy with RAM and usually don't like mixed RAM - brand, speed, & sometimes size.
You model may not support more than 2GB, check the specs..
Try inserting a single 2Gb RAM to see if it works.
If it dosen't work and the laptop won't support more than 2Gb, you may need to install two 1Gb RAM modules.

May 20, 2009 | HP Compaq Presario C500t Notebook

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Setting up a Compaq Persario S3000Nx


First you need to check if all the items are available.
Don't worry about connecting as the cords will connect to the correct socket only.

NOTE: Connectors may vary by model. Printers, network connectivity, and other accessories
should be connected only after computer setup and registration are complete.

I have attached the link for the manual to be viewed online to guide you.

http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/bpb13187.pdf

If you need further assistance do contact me.

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