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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by trusbos, Jan 12, 2009.

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  1. trusbos

    trusbos Thread Starter

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    Hello,
    I have an older system that i would like to bring some life to for a short time if possible. It is a HP Pavilion 325c. Now specs say it can only be upgraded to 1GB max RAM, which I have done some time ago. Now the MOBO is a MSI MS-6390, and its specs say that it can be upgraded to 2GB RAM. :confused: Would like some insight on which to be true. Here are links to both HP and MSI spec sheets.
    HP spec
    http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/...c=us&lang=en&product=307866&docname=c00006230
    MSI spec
    http://www.msicomputer.com/product/detail_spec/product_detail.asp?model=MS-6390LE-L
     
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  3. leroys1000

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    HP has their motherboards specially manufactured to
    their own specs.
    So you are probably stuck with the 1GB.
    Should be plenty to run XP.
     
  4. trusbos

    trusbos Thread Starter

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    would it be worth it to try and upgrade to 2Gb or is there a big possibility of messing things up. btw it runs xp fine just would like to give a lil boost for light/med. gaming. and no this is by no means a gamer.
     
  5. stephencc

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    Upgrading to 2GB will not boost your gaming performance much, especially on an older machine. Windows XP can usually run pretty smooth with 1GB, if your lagging on games you probably need a better graphics card.
     
  6. trusbos

    trusbos Thread Starter

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    thank you all for your responses. :)
     
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