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I have a compaq pasario 5716 with pentium III Desktop computer. Has only 384.0MB RAM. HD space is11GB. The OS is W98. with Internet Exployer version 6. To update this computer I think I need to replace the CPU, Memery, the hard drive. and update the IE to version 9. But I don't know what cpu it has or which one I can replace it. (I think is is soldered on the board, so replacing it may not be an option. On adding memory.There are three slots for memory in the computer case. The memory comes in 2 GB. So I think I can add 6 GB of memory to the computer. But the person in the store said that they will not work. How do I get memory for this computer?Do I even need to update the cpu? Because I don't think the cpu that it has can handle version 9 of the internet exployer or a different OS, such as WXP, Vista or W7.

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Don't bother upgrading that old thing.

You can pick up a much better second hand Pentium 4 for $60 or so, and even Windows XP can only handle about 4 Gigs of RAM.

Very few Pentium 3s will support a 2Gig module in each slot. Just because they sell 2 Gig sticks does not mean they will work in your computer.

If you want to know how much memory your old machine will hold and support, just go to:

WWW.CRUCIAL.COM

When you get there, run their SCAN MY COMPUTER utility.

This will tell you exactly how much memory and what type you currently have installed, how many memory slots are available on the motherboard, how much each slot will support individually, as well as the maximum total amount of RAM that the motherboard will support.

Good luck.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slot_1

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The size of a motherboard, is the Motherboard Form Factor.

I'm willing to bet the Presario 5716 uses the Micro-ATX form factor, but could be wrong, and it could be the ATX form factor.

I base this belief on the factor, that I think the Presario 5716 uses a Mid Tower size of computer case.

The motherboard Micro-ATX form factor size, is 9.6 inches by 9.6 inches.
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Looking at the Support Plate, you may notice the abbreviations mATX, and ATX by the motherboard mounting holes on the Support Plate.

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B) Support Plate, and the mATX, and ATX designations that may be stamped, or printed near the motherboard mounting holes, on the Support Plate.

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You can buy an exceedingly cheap motherboard now, that will outperform your old one, like a dragster flying by a snail, in comparison.

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