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i have an hp pavillion t460.

now i want to upgrade the ram. what kinda memory should i buy? i it best
with 2x512, or just 1x1024+1x254 or what?

Re: upgrading ram

On Fri, 14 Oct 2005 12:57:16 GMT, "rune haarberg"

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more detail necessary about system, cpu, memory, etc.

Re: upgrading ram

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as requested:

      Motherboard Description
     a.. Manufacturer's name - ASUS P4SD-LA
        a.. HP/Compaq name - Stingray

      Motherboard Supplier

      System BIOS Supplier

      Board Form Factor

      Processor Brand

      Processor Socket Type

      Processor Family
     Pentium 4HT

      Maximum Processor Core Frequency
     Up to 3.2 GHz P4 Northwood

      Processor Front Side Bus
     800/533/400 MHz

      Hyper Threading Support

      Processor VRM Specification
     Northwood FMB2

      Chipset 'North Bridge'

      Chipset 'South Bridge'

      Super I/O
     SMsC LPC47M192-NC

      Flash BIOS Device Type and Density
     FWH 4 Mbit

      Memory Type
     DDR SDRAM (Supports duel channel)

      Memory Speed
     PC3200 (400 MHz),

      PC2700 (333 MHz),

      PC2100 (266 MHz)

      Memory Sockets
     Four DDR DIMM (184-pin)

      Single or Dual Channel
     Dual System Memory

Re: upgrading ram

On Fri, 14 Oct 2005 14:33:44 GMT, "rune haarberg"

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No, not some kind of huge auto-generated list, the concise
specifics of your specific system.  

Specific CPU make, model, and FSB Speed.

Motherboard make, model and chipset

Memory- # of slots on the board,
    # of slots filled
    CONCISE details of each module in each slot
    Size, Speed rating

Re: upgrading ram

2 x 512 MB could be faster if your motherboard supports dual channel memory. I
don't know how much of an improvement this is would be. I have not seen any
difference with it enabled, apparently because it does not work properly with
the motherboards I have tried.
A motherboard usually will not recognize the full capacity of higher density
chips that are released several years after the motherboard. If you use a 1 GB
DIMM you might have to use one with 8 chips (instead of 4).
All other things being equal I would rather have 2 DIMMs than 1, so that if a
chip fails I would still have some working memory.

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                   Mike Walsh
            West Palm Beach, Florida, U.S.A.

Re: upgrading ram

Whatever is in it, double it, now that's the simple fix but there are
many types
and speed of memory available.

Usually the adding of faster memory allows the
use of faster ram
settings with no fuss, IE if the board takes 2700 DDR put good
DDR in it.

Memory is cheap ATM so go for it.

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