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Compaq Armada 1590DT, upgrade the RAM

I have got a old Compaq Armada 1590DT Laptop.

It has 80 MB Memory (EDO-RAM, i think)

1.) Its possible to upgrade the memory?
2.) Its possible to upgrade the CPU?

The Chipset: OPTi 82C701 FireStar+
The CPU: Intel Pentium MMX, 166MHz

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  • jpemail2001_ Dec 13, 2009

    I was hoping that you post a link to the RAM module. is currently not working for my Laptop

    As I said it is an Armada 1590DT it is an old laptop. You probably have a newer model that you could upgrade to 1GB-2GB

    I'm not sure if my laptop has EDO RAM, or SDRAM.

    EDO RAM was produced only up to 128 MB. (source: Wikipedia

    I found this site and for my laptop memory is only offered to 96 MB :-(

    Thank you for Your Help



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I currently have three Armada's. I put XP on one - ran like kukua until I upped the memory. I think I put in a gig or 2. I found mine at though this is not the only place in the world to get it. I put a new battery in the same computer. So, now I'm invested about $250.00 over the original investment. Frankly, I am disappointed when comparing the Armada to my new Acer Aspire 1. Pound for pound, the Acer is the better investment.

Yet... If you can live with W98, Second Ed. (which is really a better option for this particular computer), the Armada will travel, communicate, browse, e-mail, write notes and letters with the best of them. It is also very classy!

I have not had the machine open. I seem to recall that the processor can be changed ... but to what point? You will not get to anything current except for the cost! I also changed the keyboard on the Armada I use from time to time. I originally had 6 Armada's.

You may want to visit and have your Armada scanned for free. They will have suggestions for upgradability and they will recommend sources for you to consider.

I hope my experience is of come value to you as you contemplate your upgrade.

Thanks for your interest in

please vote and remember, positive comments are welcome.



Posted on Dec 12, 2009

  • A Miller Dec 13, 2009

    Good afternoon.

    I'm sorry, evidently I missed the point in your question. Please tell me, did I provide a wrong answer to the question?

    Thank you


  • A Miller Dec 13, 2009

    As luck would have it, I cannot find that particular computer. I do have on in my lap - Armada M700. Has 2 sticks of 256 sdram. Samsung part # M464S33323CNO ... another one has one stick of 8 X 64 Toshiba. Memory in this computer is under the keyboard. Flip the little switches on the keyboard top to remove

    All of which does nothing for you ...

    The document you will find here,

    says your computer will upgrade to 80 mb.

    I'm sorry I couldn't be of more help than this.




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