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Memory Upgrade Help

I am just wondering if I am able to add memory to my desktop. I currently have:

Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
512MB Memory
Intel Pentium 4 Processor
Model Number From Hewlett-Packard or HP:753N
Monitor: HP Pavilion f70

I am wondering if I could add another 512MB of memory to make it a total of 1GB, or if I could add a 1GB memory to make it a total of 1.5GB memory. If anyone has suggestions or advice, please reply on the CNET Forums or my email address at NDog5000@gmail.com .

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Crucial says your good....

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No problem up to 1GB...

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I checked the specs on your computer...you have 2 DIMM slots, with only one used (holding the 512MB). Thus, you can easilly pop in another 512MB stick and run with a full 1GB.

However, your computer can only go up to 1GB (512MB in each slot), and only supports PC1600/PC2100 DDR RAM. Just make sure you get the right speed (PC2100), and don't get anything larger than a 512MB stick...your system won't be able to handle it. (No 1.5GB)

Hope this helps,
John

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You can upgrade, but do you need to?

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There is a myth that more memory is always much better. Actually, there is a point of diminishing returns where additional memory adds little to increased performance. Where this point is depends on your uses of the computer. The ordinary office uses require less memory than do gaming, CAD, CAM, video editing, heavy multitasking, number crunching, and the like.

Crucial has recommendations regarding memory needs (remember, their business is selling memory, so they are not going to underestimate):

http://www.crucial.com/library/howmuch.asp

For most ordinary operations, they suggest 512MB, which you aleady have. Unless you are in one of those special categories listed above, you may gain little (perhaps only about 10%) by doubling to 1GB. Is the cost worth this? Your money may better spent on other improvements.

Frank

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