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upgrading computer

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by CoasterFreak, Jan 30, 2004.

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  1. CoasterFreak

    CoasterFreak Thread Starter

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    ok I have an HP Pavilion desktop that I got last april for my 8th grade graduation. I want to upgrade the CPU but I don't know if the motherboard can handle it. How can I find out? Also, I want to upgrade my computer with more RAM. Right now I have 512MB of DDR RAM. The computer manual says its expandable to 1GB of RAM, can I go higher without damaging anything? My dad's IBM told him not to go higher than 256MB and he's running 384MB with no problems. Thanx in advance.
     
  2. Triple6

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    What HP Pavilion do you own? With Brand Name systems its best to contact the manufacturer to see what will work when it comes to CPU's. Generally these systems don't provide as much upgradeability aas opposed to customed built systems.

    As for the RAM, this is depenedent on the chipset - chipsets only support a certain amount. You can check at www.crucial.com to see what they say for RAM type and amount.
     
  3. CoasterFreak

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    thnx...btw...I have the HP Pavilion 325c-b (bought it from Sam's Club, ever notice how the model number changes on a PC when its bought from Sam's or BJ's? lol cuz my friend has the same exact desktop as me but it has a different model number)
     
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