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I would like to add memory to a new HP pavilion a720n that came with 512 mb pc2700 ddr sdram according to mfg specs on box. I am confused about ordering more memory after finding that ddr ram comes more than one way for example registered & unbuffered .I would like to add another 512 mb, looks like mobo has another slot open.
Could someone help me sort out what I need to buy and recommend a good source?
DDR PC2700 CL=2.5 NON-ECC UNBUFFERED
Thanks for your replay,being a noob at all information and help is greatly appreciated.
I prefer Crucial it's good quality.I put the Kingston link for further info but I'd rather use Crucial than Kingston.
Washington,D.C. , AAshooter
I really appreciate all the help gang , Iíve never ordered any parts before and getting personal recommendations makes me feel a lot better. I must admit to being a little confused with memory terms and many different brands and wide spread on prices.
Special thanks for helping a noob
IIRC, that PC comes with an AMD Athlon 3200+ CPU in it.
The first thing I would do is lose that PC2700 and grab a Matched Set of PC3200 Corsair or OCZ DDR. These come in twin packs that have been tested in a dual channel MOBO to insure they work properly together.
Avoid RAM that has timings of 3-x-x-x, though...you want CL 2 or CL 2.5 DDR as it is faster.
Even if the motherboard doesn't support dual-channel or a 400MHz FSB, you will see a pretty good performance boost from using matched RAM at a faster speed.
I'm lucky in that I can sell used parts quickly and for a good price; however, you should be able to get some decent cash from a local shop once they verify that it is good. You'll likely get an even better deal if you buy the new RAM from them!
>that PC comes with an AMD Athlon 3200+ CPU in it.<
I think it is a Athlon XP 3200 cpu
DO you have to use pc2700. Dont know if this memory will work but it is some of the fastest on the market. Copasety is not everything. I swap to it from my Corsair Value sulect and picked up 400points on PCMARK4
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