Question about Compaq Computers & Internet
Yes you can replace/upgrade RAM yourself but before doing so take note of the following:
I will now redirect you to some external web pages with authentic HP information. Remember to read them through. I do this only for your convenience so you may not have to sift through clutter.
You also need adobe reader installed to view some pdf files.
From the link below, note down the specs of this PC's RAM:
Compaq Presario SR5050NX Desktop PC Product Specifications
Disassembly manual: 2MB pdf. right click and select save as if it takes long
Some quick info.
Software and drivers
Some tips as a summary:
Memory module model:
NOTE: Important! You might find that your HP or Compaq computer is able to support a physical installation of 4 GB or more memory. However, this maximum memory might be further limited by the operating system not being able to address the full range of physical memory. 32-bit operating systems, such as 32-bit types of Windows 7, Vista, and XP, can address approximately 3.3 GB. This limitation is present on all 32-bit hardware and 32-bit operating systems and is not limited to HP and Compaq PC systems or Microsoft software operating systems.
CAUTION: Due to the amount of possible configurations, some motherboards might not be able to properly configure memory if the array of DIMMs contains a DIMM that is not from the same manufacturer, has a different CAS latency value, or has a density value (high and low used together). To make sure that the memory you install is compatible, make sure all DIMMs are the same model number and are from the same manufacturer and meet the basic memory requirements for your motherboard. If not, make sure that you can return the memory if it is not recognized by the system after you install the new memory.
Posted on Nov 07, 2010
You can find the motherboard specifications here. Here's what it says about memory:
Suitable memory is available from many sources, not just HP/Compaq. Here's a typical part from Tiger Direct, one of the places I buy from. You might find memory locally is you're near a big-box retailer like Best Buy or have computer shops around. I'd suggest buying two more 1024MB (1 GB) modules. This would give your computer 3GB, which is plenty for typical users.
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Posted on Nov 07, 2010
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