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Can't find slots to upgrade RAM

\015 I have an HP Pavillion 8860 and I can't find the slots to upgrade the RAM. I only have 256 MB of RAM and it runs really slow. trying to decide if I should upgrade memory or get a new computer.\015

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Hi there, you're going to have to open up the case and hunt down the slots. Most likely if you only have 256mb ram in there, you probably have an open slot. You just need to figure out what kind of ram you have in there now, it's a green stick about 6 inches long and an inch wide plugged directly into your motherboard. There are 2 tangs on the sides you will have to push down in order to get the stick out but after you do, look on it and determine what kind of ram you have... it will start with "ddr" then after you get that code, enter that code into ebay's search engine along with 512mb and you'll probably find several options, most of which will be less than $10.

If you don't want to go that route, than you should probably just consider investing in a newer computer. They have come down in price a ton over the past 4 years. You can pick up a decent used one locally if you like using craigslist.com
Here is HPs' complete instructions (with pictures) on how to upgrade your ram-- http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=bph03886&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&product=59404&lang=en
\015\012keep in mind that if your computer only has two slots and they are already used by your 256MB , that you will have to replace these with larger capacity ram chips.
\015\012Regards.
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