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Re: patriot desktop pc ram upgrade
It may be the SDRRAM or DDR1 ram,check for it.if the ic's are in bold(Big in size ) with 5 or six in a row then it may be a DDR1 ram,otherwise it will be SDRRAM. if u have doubt again took your ram in pc as a sample and buy same as it is.
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try adding one ram stick upgrade at a time, while leaving one original in the system till it boots and recognises the increase. repeat until finished adding all the new ram. if these measures dont work, its possible you have purchased ram that is not matching to the upgradable standards of your board. its important when adding ram to insure you match the ram speed with your replacements upgrade.
Firstly, you have to know that you can upgrade RAM as Double or Half of your pre-installed RAM. For example, like your pre-installed RAM is 256 MB, you can only upgrade RAM of capacity 128 MB or 512 MB.
Secondly, check your previous installed RAM's speed that is shown in Ghz. You can only upgrade RAM to its similar speed, otherwise you get slow performance of PC.
You should be fine to just turn the computer on straight away as soon as you have installed your new RAM. The computer will recognize the new upgrade straight away provided you have got memory that is compatible with the desktop computer.
When you upgrade the RAM take the old RAM out and make sure your new RAM runs at the same speed as your old RAM.
From what i can remember the maximum RAM speed that an HP pavilion supports is 400MHz although it could well be 333MHz.
The RAM that's installed in the desktop at this moment in time will have the speed on it so you check with that.
It depends on how old it is. it is has 256 mb in each slot then it probably could upgrade to 512 mb in each slot, if it has 512mb in each slot it probably could upgrade to a gig. if it only has SD ram in it though, you can't upgrade to DDR.
you need to make sure the ram is compatable, it looks like an old machine so chances are its using sdram pc100, check the ram your trying to make sure its not pc133. let me know what each piece of ram has on its sticker