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Looking to increase my RAM

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by KYBoy, Dec 28, 2007.

  1. KYBoy

    KYBoy Member

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    I dont know anything about the internal workings of a computer but I think it might be time to upgrade my memory...I have 256MB...and programs have been opening and running slow. And I was having problems burning a DVD and someone had said my Physical Memory is down to nothing..

    I went to BestBuy.com and there are over 20 products to choose. From $30 to $100 for 1Gig.

    Can you tell which would be a good investment?

    I have a HP Pavillion Desktop with XP that is mostly used for backing up DVD's, downloading with torrents, and of coarse the internet.

    Can anyone point me in the right direction
     
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    what is the model# of that pavillion as in pavillion 7955?
     
  3. KYBoy

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    Pavilion 515n...I think thats it, thats what it says on the front
     
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    Hey I just looked at those specs for the computer....is that saying I can't buy one 1GB replacement? I have to buy two 512MB if I wanted the max?
     
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    Your computer would run smoother with 2x 512MB sticks (dual channel) rather than just 1x 1GB stick.
     
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    OK I ordered the dual 512MB from NewEgg

    Thanks guys
     

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