I have a HP 3330 all-in-one. With the (32MB I believe) base memory, it was printing .PDF's slow, so I purchased and installed the 64MB memory upgrade. It still prints .PDF's slowly. I haven't really noticed a difference from before the memory upgrade was installed. Perhaps I installed the printer RAM incorrectly (though it appears to have properly seated, and the two 'lock' bars have seated to the RAM module). Is there anyway to verify from the computer how much RAM the HP 3330 'believes' it has? Printing from two different laptops via USB- a P4 3.02 Ghz processor with 1.5 GB RAM running Win XP SP2, and Intel 32 Bit Dual Processor 1.8 GHZ, 3 GB Ram, running Win Vista.
When printing .PDF's from both of these laptops to other printers (i.e. Canon i80 and Brother MFC 9040CN), .PDF's print almost instantaneously. I prefer to print from the HP 3330 because the printing costs are lower. Any help is appreciated.
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More details, what kind of document are you printing, what format, what driver, what software are you printing from. If you are printing full page color photographs those can take a long time to print. Make sure all updates for software and firmware of printer is up to date as well.
If the printer is connected via a network, try sending the file connected by USB cable only. This will eliminate possible network issues that are taking printer memory.
Appendix A Memory Allocation
Utilities or jobs that you download to the product sometimes include resources (for example, fonts, macros, or patterns). Resources that are internally marked as permanent remain in the product memory until you turn the product off.
Use the following guidelines if you use the page description language (PDL) ability to mark resources as permanent. For technical details, see an appropriate PDL reference for PCL or PS.
Mark resources as permanent only when it is absolutely necessary that they remain in memory while the product is turned on.
Send permanent resources to the product only at the beginning of a print job and not while the product is printing.
Overusing permanent resources or downloading them while the product is printing might affect product performance or the ability to print complex pages.
RAM RAM RAM...Thats the key here, Your Printer needs more RAM your PC needs more Ram... As much as you can fit in both. You see a Print job must be spooled, the only place it can, fast enough, is in RAM Memory, so if you have BIG files you need heaps of RAM especially in the printer, thats why it can take 32MB RAM, see? To "Print" a MB of data... you may need up to a triple that of scratch space.
Does this happen both when copying and printing? For printing solution, try another toner cartridge. If lines continue to appear when copying (primarily through the automatic feeder) then lift the auto feeder, and clean the glass -mainly the narrow piece on the left side.