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Memory Upgrade Specs for HewlettPackard Compaq Presario SR1215CL Computer. The HewlettPackard Compaq Presario SR1215CL Computer takes the PC3200 DDR SDRAM 184-pin DIMM Memory Type, and comes installed with 512MB (Removable) of Memory. You can upgrade your HewlettPackard Compaq Presario SR1215CL Computer to up to a maximum memory capacity of 2 GB Memory, the system has 2 Sockets to install Memory, already with 512MB (Removable) standard Memory installed. For best Compaq Presario SR1215CL Computer performance use the maximum amount of allowed Memory per slot for your Computer.
If you're not sure if a module is right for your system, use theCrucial Memory Advisor tool for a list of guaranteed compatible modules. first you will need to select the manufacturer from a drop down list then select your product line from a drop down list then select the model then click find it will take you directly to compatible ram also you will have an option to scan your system you should always ask for a guarantee on the compatibility before making any purchase and try to buy for working pairs if possible http://www.memorystock.com/memory/HewlettPackardCompaqPresarioSR1215CL.html
If I remember correctly, that Dell has two memory module slots, so 2 512 mb modules of non-ecc pc133 memory is the max that the system board will allow. This is controlled by the system board chipset, and not by the bios.
The max for your system is 512MB. You have two memory slots and one has a 128MB chip so if you want 512MB, you need two 256MB chips and throw away the 128MB.
At Newegg, a 256MB chip is $42+ shipping of $1. I'd consider getting a new computer instead.
I don't think memory upgrade will tax your system cooling.
are the modules the same specs? you may have some incompatibality between them. the board may be reading the ram right it may be you have four 256 sticks instead of 2 of each. read the motherboard manual it might shed some light here.
Remove the original module, install just the new one and then start your computer. If it doesn't start, the memory you bought is bad. The system boards used in the Compaqs will auto-detect memory, and there are no jumpers or BIOS settings needed.
According to your system you have : 512MB DDR333 PC2700 Non-ECC Memory (512MB x 1) (One stick of 512MB)
The motherboard manual says this: System Memory Two 184-pin DDR DIMM slots Supports PC1600/PC2100/PC2700 memory Supports 64Mb/128Mb/256Mb/512Mb technology up to 2GB (This means you can have a total of up to 2 Gigabytes of RAM)
If you upgrade your RAM, you will need to make sure that you get the correct type.
If you want to keep the RAM you have, you will only be able to have 1.5 GB of RAM because you only have two slots to work with. If you want to upgrade to the full 2 GB, you will need to buy 2, 1 GB sticks.
be sure that the memory u got is compatible in your presario 5352. I tell you that adding 512mb to current 64 mb maybe a problem. you should remove the 64mb and replace it by 512mb and be sure that the new memory is compatible. want more information about your presario go to www.hp.com then search "compaq presario 5352"